In a world that never seems to slow down, quality sleep has become a precious commodity. The demands of modern life, stress, and screen time often conspire against our natural sleep cycles, leaving many of us tossing and turning all night long. Fortunately, nature has provided us with some powerful allies in the quest for a restful night's sleep – melatonin and chamomile. As two of the key ingredients in Glotrition’s NEW Sleep Gummiceutical, we thought it would be fun to take a closer look at these magic sleep ingredients.
Melatonin – the sleep hormone.
Naturally found in the body, darkness prompts the pineal gland in the brain to produce melatonin and release it into the bloodstream. Its primary responsibility is regulating the timing of our circadian rhythm - the bodies 24-hour internal clock - to manage our natural sleep cycle. Melatonin’s most important job is to promote healthy sleep! If you are having trouble sleeping, you may have low melatonin levels.
Melatonin doesn’t actually put you to sleep but instead lets the body know that it’s nighttime, so you start to relax and fall asleep easier. Its main job is to regulate night and day cycles (or sleep-wake cycles.) Darkness causes the body to produce more melatonin, signaling the body that it’s time to start thinking about sleep. Conversely, light decreases melatonin production signaling the body that it’s time to start waking up.
Being exposed to light at night can block melatonin production and in a world full of electronic blue light, it’s no wonder we are having even a harder time falling asleep. Melatonin supplementation is often recommended to help the body stay on a natural sleep/wake cycle. It’s believed that adding a melatonin supplement might help people with sleep issues like insomnia or people who need to adjust their sleep-wake cycles due to specific situations like jetlag, daily work schedule changes and shift work.
Chamomile – nature’s sedative
Chamomile is a well-known herb that has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. Widely thought of as a mild tranquilizer and sleep inducer, it comes from the dried flowers of the Chamomile plant (Matricaria chamomilla or Chamaemelum Nobile) and is often consumed as a tea. Chamomile is known for its calming and soothing effects, making it a popular choice for promoting relaxation and sleep.
Chamomile is particularly effective at making you feel sleepy because of its chemical structure. It contains compounds like apigenin, a flavonoid that has mild sedative effects. Apigenin binds to the GABA receptors in the brain, the same receptors that bind to benzodiazepines, a common anti-anxiety drug that is known to have a calming effect. Similarly, the apigenin in chamomile has a calming and relaxing effect when it binds to the GABA receptors in the brain. Chamomile’s natural calming properties can also help reduce anxiety and stress, two common culprits of sleep disturbances. That’s why so many people resort to a cup of chamomile tea before bedtime – it can help ease the mind and prepare the body for rest.
While both melatonin and chamomile can be effective sleep aids on their own, combining them can offer the best results! Melatonin helps regulate the sleep-wake cycle, while chamomile provides relaxation and anxiety relief. This combo is especially helpful for people dealing with sleep disturbances. And both are key ingredients in Glortrition’s New Sleep Gummiceutical – your favorite beauty booster but now in gummy form. That’s right – all the same amazing ingredients as the Sleep Beauty Booster but now in a more convenient and better tasting gummy!
This multi-tasking beauty supplement not only helps you fall asleep, but it also boosts overnight skin renewal. In addition to melatonin and chamomile to help you fall into a deep, restful beauty sleep, it also contains the skin-loving vitamin D to boost overnight skin renewal, while niacinamide helps prevent premature signs of aging by boosting the skin’s natural collagen levels. This targeted blend also contains an effective micro-dose of natural Aloe Sterols which have been proven to stimulate collagen and hyaluronic acid production boosting hydration, elasticity and skin smoothness while you sleep. Like all Glotriton products, the new Sleep gummy is built on a foundation of antioxidant rich fruit powders.
Anyone else getting sleepy?