- MFG # AOR08186
- UPC # 624917081862
Sleep is a natural state of bodily rest that is essential for the maintenance of normal motor and cognitive function as well as general alertness and well-being. there are two primary types of sleep‚ REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep‚ which consists of four stages of progressively deeper sleep. All sleep stages are important‚ however‚ deep sleep and REM sleep are especially vital.
Many people have trouble sleeping or hae disrupted sleep patterns. Chronic insomnia can lead to excessive sleepiness during the day‚ impaired cognitive and motor function‚ confusion‚ irritability‚ and increased risk of injury‚ an an overall reduced quality of life. Insomnia can be caused by a variety of factors‚ including stress‚ anxiety‚ diet‚ or a disruption of the body's internal clock (jet lag).
Neurotransmitter are the key to sleep regulation. These chemicals are likely tiny messengers in the brain‚ transmitting signals from one neuron to another and modulating a huge number of functions in the human body‚ including sleep. Gamma-aminobutyric acid or GABA is the most important inhibitory neurotransmitter in th ebrain. GABA acts like a "brake" during times of stress or anxiety‚ regulating brain excitability and inducing relaxation. GABA is effective against insomnia‚ and has been shown to affect the brain directly‚ increasing α-brain waves (those associated with relaxation) and reducing β-brain waves. (those associated with anxiety and stress).
Serotonin and melatonin are also key neurotransmitter. Melatonin is produced by the pineal gland in the brain‚ and it controls the body's internal clock. Melatonin has been shown to increase sleep time and reduce the time i takes to fall asleep. It can also help to reset the body's sleep-wake cycle‚ a benefit to those suffering from jet lag. 5-HTP is a metabolite of the amino acid tryptophan and a precursor to serotonin. 5-HTP boosts serotonin levels‚ and can also increase REM and sleep phases‚ making more restful.
L-Theanine‚ valerian root‚ passiflower extract and lemon balm are four other nutrients that have demonstrated promising effects in promoting restful sleep. L-Theanine‚ an amino acid from green tea‚ is known for its relaxing and anti-anxiety properties. It can act directly on the brain‚ influencing brain wave patterns in a similar fashion to GABA‚ and also indirectly by stimulating GABA production. Valerian root and passionflower extract have long been recognized as affective sleep aids‚ helping to reduce restlessness and anxiety. There is evidence that compounds in these plants are able to atimulate increased GABA receptors‚ as well as inhibit enzymes that break down neurotransmitters like GABA and serotonin. Lemon balm has also been shown by research to be an affective sleep aid‚ especially when used in combination with other herbal extracts like valerian root. In one study over 80% if individuals taking a lemon balm containing combination reported improvement in a variety o sleep parameters.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings per Container: 30
Amount per serving / % DV
GABA (gamma aminobutyric acid) 100mg / †
L-theanine 200mg / †
L-5-Hydroxytryptophan (Griffonia seed) 100 mg / †
Melatonin 3 mg / †
Valerian Root (0.8% Valerenic acid) 150mg / †
Passionflower (3.5% Vitexin) 32mg / †
Lemon balm extract 300mg / †
Non-medicinal ingredients: Capsule; hypromellose‚ water.
† Daily Value not established.
AOR guarantees that no ingredients not listed on the label have been added to the product. Contains no wheat‚ gluten‚ corn‚ nuts‚ soy‚ eggs‚ dairy‚ fish or shellfish.
Take 1-2 capsules before bedtime or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
Pregnancy / Nursing
Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
Do not use if taking immunosuppressive drugs. Do not drive or use machinery for 5 hours after taking Ortho•SleepTM.
Allergy / Dietary Needs
- Corn Free
- Dairy Free
- Egg Free
- Fish Free
- Gluten Free
- GMP Certification
- Nuts Free
- Shellfish Free
- Soy Free
- Vegetarian Product
- Wheat Free
Ratings & ReviewsReview This Item
Overall Rating for Ortho Sleep 60 Vegi-Caps
from Avondale, AZ
No help whatsoever with ortho or sleep i
I did not notice anything after taking these. My usual ortho issues were not relieved in the slightest and sleep was not aided neither to help me falling asleep or to help me staying asleep. In fact I think my quality of sleep was not as good when I took these. I take ambien and am trying to get off of it and use something more natural.
None that I could find
No ortho discomforts were aided. Time to fall asleep was not aided. Quality of sleep seemed to be worsened when using this.
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