The slumber stack itself is designed to enhance the sleep induction effect. This is important because GH is naturally secreted by the anterior pituitary gland in a pulsitile fashion while we sleep (especially during the first few hours of induced sleep, and the 3rd/4th stages of REM sleep.) In essence, this product is geared to produce a relaxation effect that is consistent with a more easily attainable sleep induced state. Especially for those people that typically have insomnia issues.
The slumber stack uses a two-method approach to achieve sleep induction.
It first utilizes the aromatherapy mechanism. This allows the ingredients (micro airbourne molecules) to be inhaled and absorbed directly through the nasal mucosa. It is then able to cross the blood-brain barrier allowing for a fairly rapid "calming" effect.
Here's info on this aromatherapy mechanism from the write-up:
Science has yet to characterize and identify all the active constituents of the essential oils, but it is believed that part of the relaxation and sedative effects come from modulation of the GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) receptor mediated response. (3,4) For instance, valerian has been shown to inhibit the enzymatic breakdown of GABA thus enhancing sedative activity in the brain. (5) Chamomile is another popular oil used as a calming agent, with effects being partially attributed to the flavonoid apigenein, which binds to benzodiazepine receptors in the brain to induce a mild tranquilizing effect. (6) Neroli oil contains hexanic and dichloromethanic - two active constituents proven to have sedative and anxiolytic properties. (7) Anxiety, otherwise known as a restless or worried mind, is known to be a major psychological cause of insomnia.
Our tea blend (Dream Tea includes a mix of skullcap (USA - scutellaria lateriflora), chamomile flower (Egypt -matricaria recutita), passionflower (Italy - passiflora incarnate), valerian root (USA - valeriana officinalis), spearmint (USA - mentha spicata), rosemary (Spain - rosmarinus officinalis), hibiscus (Egypt - hibiscus sabdariffa), lemon verbena (Argentina - aloysia triphylla), orange peel (USA - citrus sinensis), vanilla roobios (Africa) and stevia (Argentina - stevia rebaudiana) is next utilized for further enhanced effects.
The tea herbs that are utilized here are designed to offer a progressive and milder overall "calming" effect, but will futher demonstrate a longer acting overall component effect to the formula known as our "slumber stack."
Good luck, and let us know how this treats you.