Metagenics Benesom – Helping Canada Sleep Better
Approximately 30 percent of Canadians have difficulty sleeping at night. Even more report an inability to relax amidst the responsibilities and tasks of day to day life. There are numerous tips and techniques to improving sleep and relaxation. These include everything from meditation and yoga to a more recent call to cut back on screen time. But what we put (or don’t put) into our bodies has a very significant impact on our capacity to rest. The right foods can make a world of difference, but it’s often not enough. This is where herbal health supplements come in, with Metagenics Benesom quickly becoming the talk of town in 2020. Here’s why.
Why Canadians Are Turning to Metagenics Benesom as a Natural Solution for Relaxation and a Better Night’s Sleep
The Resting Power of Passionflower
One of Benesom’s primary ingredients, Passionflower (aka incarnata), has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries, namely to promote a restful state of mind and get a great night’s sleep. It is known to increase the levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in your brain, which is natural compound that lowers brain activity. As you know, when you’re brain is racing and conjuring calls-to-action for all of the things you need to accomplish in a given day it can be impossible to rest much less sleep. But when you slow down the bustle in your brain through natural means, you are more likely to accomplish your cognitive task of doing nothing at all.
Skullcap … or Nightcap?
They may as well call Chinese Skullcap (aka scutellaria baicalensis) a nightcap because it will help you sleep soon after your head hits the pillow. Like with passionflower (above), this Benesom ingredient contains the neurotransmitter GABA which assists in calming ones nerves, including the anxiety you may be feeling about not getting enough sleep in the first place.
Lemon balm – No Lemon When it Comes to Helping You Rest
Lemon balm (aka Melissa officinalis) is minty ingredient in Benesom known for inciting feelings of calm. Anxiety reducing applications date way back to the middle ages, and when combined with other calming herbs such as valerian (more on this one below) is highly effective in sleep disorder correction. In one sleep disorder study where the two herbs (Melissa lemon balm and valerian) were combined, 81 percent of those who consumed the concoction reported sleeping much better than those who took a placebo.
Valerian Better Prepares You for the Pillow
A recent systematic review and meta-analysis of Valerian root found that not only may it help you fall asleep faster and get a higher quality sleep, it comes without the side effects found with most OTC sleep aids. The sedative effects of this natural herb are why Metagenics has included it in its proprietary formula, and as mentioned above it also combines very well with Melissa lemon balm.
Hops Before Hopping Into Bed
Contrary to what some may think, a beer before bed it not conducive to a good night’s rest. But one of its ingredients (also found in Benesom) is – hops. Like valerian addressed above, hops (aka Humulus lupulus) has a natural sedative effect and boasts an ancient history of being leveraged to initiate a resting state. This natural remedy also assists in lowering your core body temperature which is something that any sleep therapist will tell you is physiologically imperative to being lulled into a dream state.
You’ve heard of this natural hormone which is synonymous in sleep disruption treatment. Melatonin (3 mg per serving) regulates your sleep–wake cycle. When taken as a supplement it has proven to be an effective short-term solution for those who have trouble getting back into a normal sleeping pattern after being interrupted by jet lag, shift work, or other related event.
Some of the very same minerals that you depend on for overall health maintenance also play a crucial role in helping you sleep. These are also found in Benesom. Calcium lactate (70 mg per seving) helps the brain leverage tryptophan to manufacture the sleep-inducing substance melatonin – which we covered above. Then there’s magnesium (140 mg per serving) which like passionflower and skullcap is a GABA neurotransmitter that helps deliver a deep, restorative sleep.
Disclaimer: Consult with your physician before taking this or any natural health supplement.