femMED Sleep is a natural sleep aid including 8 ingredients for the promotion of sleep. These nutrients are delivered in an easy to swallow, vegetarian capsule. The ingredients include: Magnolia Bark [Magnolia officinalis], Passionflower [Passiflora incarnate], Lemon Balm [Melissa officinalis], Skullcap [Scutellaria lateriflora], L-theanine(Camellia sinensis [Green Tea]), Wild Green Oat (Avena sativa powdered extract, 4:1), 5-HTP [Griffonia simplicifolia], Amur Bark [Phellodendron amurense] and Melatonin.
Magnolia Bark is an herb of ancient Chinese medicine that is reported to have anti-anxiety effects and induces sedation.
Passionflower has been shown to have sleep inducing and anti-anxiety effects.
Lemon Balm has been found to have sedative, anti-agitation and calming effects. Clinical trials have also shown that lemon balm has the ability to improve mood and cognitive function in response to stress.
Skullcap traditionally used as a natural sleep aid or mild sedative, a claim which is now well supported by research.
L-theanine (Camellia sinensis [Green Tea]) may increase alpha wave activity through mechanisms using neurotransmitters within 30-40 minutes of consumption, thus producing alert relaxation.
5-HTP given to healthy humans results in an increase in REM sleep, an increase in total rapid eye movement, and a decrease in nonREM sleep.
Amur Bark is derived from a cork tree that originated from China. Its active constituent is berberine, which has depressive effects on the central nervous system [CNS], leading to a sedative effect.
Melatonin, long used as a natural sleep aid, regulates the body’s sleep-wake cycle according to light exposure. Supplemental melatonin has also been shown to be efficacious in earlier sleep onset, offset and better sleep quality.