Diary / Wellness / Sep 26, 2022
Bobbi Reviews It: My Secret to Better Sleep
Written by: Bobbi, In Partnership with mindbodygreen
I’ll come out and say it: I’m exhausted. Multiple product launches and a move over the last month have left me totally wiped out, yet I still have trouble falling asleep at night. I’ve tried taking melatonin, but it always makes me groggy the next day. I’ve been on the hunt for something that can help me unwind at the end of the day and leave me feeling refreshed when I wake up. While searching, I discovered the mindbodygreen sleep support+ supplement—and it really works.
What I love most about sleep support+ is that it’s made with magnesium, which helps to calm everything down and doesn’t leave me feeling sluggish the next day. “Magnesium is an essential micronutrient. It's nutrition. Specifically, it's a macromineral that the human body requires large amounts of—hence the designation ‘macro,’” says Ashley Jordan Ferira, PhD, RDN and Vice President of Scientific Affairs at mindbodygreen. “Magnesium is a busy mineral, hustling around assisting in many different essential pathways in our body, like 300+ unique physiological pathways spanning our metabolism (of carbs and fats), bones, muscles, nerves, heart, immune system, and more. Some of the pathways magnesium is involved in directly enable a good night's rest.*”
Unlike melatonin, magnesium doesn’t cause drowsiness, instead it can help your muscles relax, which helps to calm the body for better sleep.* I’ve always loved formulas that incorporate magnesium, and this one is no exception. This one uses magnesium bisglycinate, which is a more absorbable form of the mineral.
The other key ingredient is PharmaGABA®. “GABA is an amino acid neurotransmitter that's been shown to increase alpha waves and decrease beta waves,*” says Ashley. “PharmaGABA® is a specific type of fermentation-derived GABA with clinical trials at the 100 milligram dose supporting its ability to be effectively absorbed and improve sleep quality.*” Ashley says to think of GABA bioactive as the capsule form of your nightly meditative breathwork—which is great for me, because I never remember to meditate.
mbg’s sleep support+ is also made with jujube, a fruit that has been a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 3,000 years, where it has been used for its intrinsic sedating properties. It is considered a medicinal herb that “calms the mind and relieves mental tension.”*
For those worried that they won’t be able to sleep without this supplement, don’t be. “Concerns of 'getting hooked' on a sleep supplement are real. If your sleep aid feels like a sledgehammer approach, then you’ll likely notice its absence. But a thoughtfully-formulated sleep supplement designed for routine use should not knock you out like that,” says Ashley. “If a supplement is designed for short-term, sometimes use -- then use it that way. If the formula is one that's designed for and safe for daily use, like mindbodygreen sleep support+, then use it as regularly as you need.”
This science-backed formula will help you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and wake up feeling totally refreshed.* It’s my secret to beauty sleep.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.