Sleep disorders may be a temporary, occasional, but also a chronic problem. In the first place there comes the search for the triggering cause. The preparation Biosleep® is an ideal first remedy. It is a well-balanced combination of natural and biogenic constituents.
People spend about one third of their lives sleeping. In Western industrialized states, however, sleep disorders are a frequent problems which may lead to considerable strain in the job, in private life, but also regarding health. On the one hand, stress-related strain may serve as an explanation for bad sleep. But especially in the elderly there may be extreme shifts in the day / night rhythm.
Regarding the various forms of sleep disorders, there are generally problems with falling asleep and / or sleeping through the night. Problems with falling asleep may also be caused by the intake of stimulating substances (coffee, cola drinks, etc.). Other factors that interfere with falling asleep are noise, pain, stress, worries, depression and anxiety. Difficulties in sleeping through the night result in a lack of extended, continuous periods of sleep. Waking up too early and a generally bad quality of sleep may also be due to depression and states of anxiety.
In principle, sleep disorders are a temporary or a chronic problem. This is the reason why first of all the underlying problem should be determined (nasal polypi, snoring, sleep apnoea syndrome, etc.) before beginning a treatment. After all, there is a number of natural possibilities which help to improve the sleep (e. g. sports). But one should possibly also consider modifications of one’s life style. If all that does not help, the taking of proven natural combinations of remedies – such as Biosleep® – may interrupt the vicious circle of insomnia.
The effect of Biosleep® is due to a well-balanced combination of the following constituents:
5-hydroxytryptophan (5 HTP®) is formed in the body from the essential amino acid tryptophane. Serotonin is formed by accumulation of hydrogen and degradation of carbon, and a deficiency of this biogenic amine may cause depression, states of anxiety, and aggressiveness. Besides, serotonin plays an important role in the sleep rhythm, appetite, in memory and learning abilities, pain control, and also in inflammatory reactions and bowel peristalsis.
To optimize the metabolization of 5 HTP®, Biosleep® also contains vitamin B6 (pyridoxine). Apart from its effects on cell division and cell renewal, this vitamin also plays a role in the production of all important neurotransmitters for the brain (e. g. the said serotonin, but also dopamine and noradrenalin). Vitamin B6 deficiency may therefore lead to a number of severe diseases such as e. g. depression.
The constituent valerian is a vegetable active ingredient which acts sleep-inducing and fosters deep sleep and also dreams. Valerian has the advantage that it does not cause a hang-over (a frequent side effect of pharmaceutical products) in the morning. Altogether, valerian has a soothing influence on the entire nervous system.
Also hop is traditionally used in sleep disorders, and therefore it is not surprising that this natural active ingredient forms a constituent of Biosleep®. The amaroids contained in hop have particularly favorable effects on digestion. Also valued are their mild sedative properties, and therefore hop is frequently combined with valerian.
Generally less known are the fields of application of the passion flower (passiflora). The fruit of the passion flower is the edible maracuja (passion fruit). Except for the fruit, the plant contains cyanide-like compounds which, when ingested, may cause vomiting, headache and dizziness as well as cramps, but no serious damage. In medicine, passiflora is used as an agent against nervousness and insomnia.
Also contained in Biosleep® are peppermint, chamomile and lemon balm. Peppermint oil has mainly relaxing (antispasmodic) effects and is also used locally to relieve pain. The camomile has been used for centuries to treat gastrointestinal disturbances. The active ingredients of the plant also have anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic as well as relaxing effects on the smooth muscles. Due to its relaxing properties, lemon balm has also been traditionally used in treating sleep disorders.
To increase the absorption of all constituents, Biosleep® also contains the substance Bioperine®. This is a standardized extract from black pepper which contains 98 percent of pure piperine. The active ingredient has analgesic effects, improves the absorption of vitamins and increases the bioavailability of numerous medicines.
Biosleep® may be successfully used in the treatment of temporary, occasional and chronic sleep disorders. The composition of its constituents has a sleep-inducing, relaxing effect and supports a continuous course of sleep in line with the physiologic sleep phases.
in pharmaceutical grade.
Other ingredients: magnesium stearate.
In normal cases 1 – 2 capsules should be taken about 1 hour before going to bed on an empty stomach with plenty of fluid – i.e. at least 2 hours after the last meal.
No essential side effects of Biosleep® have been reported. After the intake of large quantities of 5 HTP®, headache, bowel symptoms, insomnia and muscle pain may occur. Caution is also advised in case of liver diseases, as 5 HTP® might otherwise have an undesirably strong effect.
Do not use in case of hypersensitivity to any constituent of the preparation. Do not use before driving a car or operating machines. In cases of persons taking steroid-containing medications, during pregnancy, lactation, the intake of SSRI’s (antidepressants), and in the presence of severe allergies, Biosleep® should only be taken in exceptional cases and under the continued supervision of a doctor.
It is generally recommended to consult a specialist before taking food supplements. If you experience any symptoms while taking Biosleep®, you should consult a doctor and inform him or her of the intake. Store in a cool, dry place and keep out of reach of children.