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5-HTP, bioganix, fitness, health, melatonin, sleep, sleep support -

Experts agree that we aren’t sleeping enough. According to the Center for Disease Control, 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. is sleeping less than the recommended 7 hours. Not getting enough rest each night can result in a number of health issues including premature aging, a lapse in memory, and being more prone to accidents. The side effects of sleep deprivation can also harm our best efforts when trying to lose weight, build muscle, or improve our physical health. Let’s take a look at how staying on a healthy schedule can increase the results you see in the mirror, and at the...

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5-HTP, melatonin, serotonin, sleep, sleep support, tryptophan -

5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) is a molecule that your body makes naturally. It is created from another molecule named tryptophan, which is found in many foods such as meat, dairy, eggs and seafood. 5-HTP is also found in an African plant called Griffonia Simplicifolia. It has been marketed in many health supplements for a lot of different purposes. Some of those include: anxiety, depression, ADHD, sleep disorders, fibromyalgia and even weight loss. It has so many uses in the body because it is connected to the production of two very important chemicals; namely serotonin and melatonin. As discussed in a previous post,...

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circadian rhythm, health, melatonin, sleep, sleep support -

Melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine) is a hormone that your body produces naturally. It controls your circadian rhythm, or your body’s internal clock. Basically, high levels of it at night make you sleepy, and low levels keep you awake during the day. Unsurprisingly, circadian rhythms are controlled by light. So when daylight fades, it is natural to start feeling sleepy. Similarly, as daylight increases, your body will naturally wake up. However, many factors can detract melatonin production and the circadian rhythm, and we are too often exposed to them in daily life. For example, working night shifts, being jet-lagged or looking at screens...

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bioganix, health, insomnia, sleep, sleep support -

Sleep deprivation is a steady growing topic around the world. So often we hear of stories of people suffering due to things such as insomnia and just the general lack of ability when it comes to getting enough sleep. But what causes it, and how do we fix it?

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