Poll: Which HERB is your favorite as a sleep aid and why?

Of these sleep ingredients, which is your favorite and why?

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    Of these sleep ingredients, which is your favorite and why?


    Just curious to see this because there have been so many herbs available and I have tested many of them but I want your take on it. We will be releasing our new X-Dream formulation soon and the new ingredient is amazing and is only found in X-Dream I can assure you that . However lets hear what you have to say about the herbal extracts which will be a nice addition.

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    Melatonin.. it is actually supported by some clinical data. I can't say for the others...
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    Tryptophan. it works for me, and it's an amino acid, so it's just protein. It's what's in milk and turkey that makes people sleepy!

    I've also heard some years ago that it's related to the reason why men get sleepy after orgasm, but I can't remember where i heard it and can't find any data to back it up.
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    sex - a couple rounds in the sack and I fall right to sleep
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    Well, knowing the IBE secret ingredient, you know my take on it my man.

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    Theanine.

    Also an amino acid. It's found in green tea and has demonstrated to counteract the effects of caffeine. You know how tea isn't as strong as coffee? Well, it's not just the difference in caffeine concentrations, it's also the theanine. It produces a nice, slight calming effect and promotes relaxation....very subtle stuff but effective every time.

    (Don't know if Chamomile is known for relaxation via Theanine, so I voted other.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAdams91982 View Post
    Well, knowing the IBE secret ingredient, you know my take on it my man.

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    is it sex? I have to agree with the other poster that sex always makes me sleepy. You guys have a #1 seller on your hands (no pun intended) if you could market sex in a pill
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaper329 View Post
    is it sex? I have to agree with the other poster that sex always makes me sleepy. You guys have a #1 seller on your hands (no pun intended) if you could market sex in a pill
    Unfortunately that market has already been cornered, albeit not legally. Its called MDMA ZING

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAdams91982 View Post
    Unfortunately that market has already been cornered, albeit not legally. Its called MDMA ZING

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    well played
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    DAdams was referring to ecstasy for those who did not understand that joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJC View Post
    Theanine.

    Also an amino acid. It's found in green tea and has demonstrated to counteract the effects of caffeine. You know how tea isn't as strong as coffee? Well, it's not just the difference in caffeine concentrations, it's also the theanine. It produces a nice, slight calming effect and promotes relaxation....very subtle stuff but effective every time.

    (Don't know if Chamomile is known for relaxation via Theanine, so I voted other.)
    Actually tea leaves have a higher concentration of caffeine than does coffee, you just tend to use more coffee when brewing it then you do with tea (just look in the cup lol). But I do agree theanine works great.

    As for the choices, I was asking more about "herbals" in general. Don't you worry about the other ingredients, we have you covered, but I am keeping my mouth shut for now lol.
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    Phenibut once in awhile makes me sleep like a baby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Korben View Post
    Melatonin.. it is actually supported by some clinical data. I can't say for the others...
    It's been found to cause mild disruptions with natural testosterone production. 1 mg/day won't hurt anything, but for some people (like me), it's not big enough of a dose to help either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LakeMountD View Post
    Actually tea leaves have a higher concentration of caffeine than does coffee, you just tend to use more coffee when brewing it then you do with tea (just look in the cup lol). But I do agree theanine works great.

    As for the choices, I was asking more about "herbals" in general. Don't you worry about the other ingredients, we have you covered, but I am keeping my mouth shut for now lol.
    Ah, well there ya go. I thought I heard that as well but couldn't recall that it was based on concentration (and not on total caffeine content per cup).

    So I'm guessing theanine is in this new version...

    If you want to stay away from anything, I would say melatonin and tryptophan because of their ability to convert to and from serotonin and for some reason keep me from falling asleep. I get stuck in a very weird state between sleep and awake...
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    Melatonin never worked for me.
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    I've been experimenting with higher doses of melatonin lately based on a recent LEF article. At 12 mg, I sleep pretty darn well and wake up refreshed after an 2 minute period of grogginess. Haven't toyed with it long enough to tell if it's messing with my test levels though.

    Reishi mushroom extract is probably one of my favorite sleep aids. It has numerous ancillary benefits as well.

    Passiflora works well, especially stacked with reishi.

    Lemon balm extract is excellent for general relaxation as well as normalizing your sleep schedule.

    Then there is hashish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bioman View Post

    Lemon balm extract is excellent for general relaxation as well as normalizing your sleep schedule.

    Then there is hashish.
    Lemon Balm was something that I was thinking as well.... and of course hashish... that will be a special bottle we send you Bio.

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    GABA, Melatonin, Val Root, Benadril
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    lol
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    Gaba/ melatonin is king.
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    Kava is great stuff.
    Gaba is pretty good too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gtarzan81 View Post
    Kava is great stuff.
    Gaba is pretty good too.
    I read that kava is rather liver toxic tho.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripDog View Post
    I read that kava is rather liver toxic tho.....
    This was a certain lactone that you wont see in todays kava. You can read about it at kona farms.

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    The American Botanical Council review the few cases of kava toxicity and found they were brought on by extreme doses by people with pre-existing liver issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk View Post
    Melatonin never worked for me.
    Me neither. Most of these other suggestions seem interesting though.
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