Achieve Better Sleep With These Nutritional Supplements

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The FDA approved yet another sleeping pill while at the same time is cracking down on safe nutritional supplements.As many of you know, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is still working on its plan  to remove resveratrol, curcumin, ubiquinol, and all other nutritional supplements introduced since 1994 from the market unless they undergo a ridiculous new approval process.

This is all under the guise of “protecting the public”—yet, at the same time the FDA turns around and approves yet another new sleeping pill to add to drug companies' arsenals of harmful products. This is an outrage!

The FDA has just announced that it has approved Intermezzo (zolpidem tartrate sublingual tablets) that treats middle-of-the-night insomnia. So now drug companies have a pill for falling asleep, and another for staying asleep. What’s next, a pill for waking up in the morning?

Folks, as the FDA itself stated, Intermezzo is a federally controlled substance that can lead to abuse or dependence. But meanwhile they want to “protect you” from safe, effective, healthy nutritional supplements like resveratrol and ubiquinol?

Achieve Better Sleep Naturally

Once again, nature has provided safe, effective nutritional supplements that provide better sleep naturally:

  • Melatonin: Research has shown that taking 1–3 mg of melatonin 30 minutes to an hour before bedtime can reduce the amount of time it takes to fall asleep and help achieve better sleep. And at least one study has demonstrated that 3 mg significantly increased the amount of time spent in REM sleep.
  • Valerian: This nutritional supplement which is native to North America, Asia, and Europe has been used since at least the mid-1800s for promoting better sleep. The root of the plant is considered to be the most potent. The suggested dose of this nutritional supplement is 250–500 mg, 30–60 minutes before bed. 
  • L-theanine: This amino acid derived from green tea is renowned for its calming effects. Research suggests that L-theanine works by enhancing alpha-wave activity in the brain, which results in relaxation and significantly better sleep. The suggested dose of this nutritional supplement is 200 mg, 30–60 minutes before bed.

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