Works well for me while traveling and sleeping in hotels. It does the job!
Optimal Sleep* by Seeking Health is a broad-spectrum blend of vitamin B6, calming magnesium, ashwagandha and 5-HTP that provides natural support for a restful night’s sleep without leaving you in a morning fog upon waking. A good night’s sleep is an important part of mental and physical health during waking hours. Diet, anxiety or stress, hormones, activity levels, and the external environment are all factors that can affect the quantity and quality of sleep we are able to get each night. Some individuals who experience trouble sleeping due to low levels of melatonin may find relief with melatonin supplements – however, those with normal melatonin levels typically report little improvement in sleep with these supplements, not to mention grogginess, dizziness or fatigue the following day. This supplement contains no melatonin. Optimal Sleep* takes a different approach, combining nutrients such as magnesium and vitamin B6 with ashwagandha, phosphatidylserine and 5-HTP for sleep and stress support - without the unpleasant after-effects.*
Niacin, or vitamin B3, may help support a healthy sleep-wake cycle. Though the exact relationship is not fully understood, niacin is thought to interact with tryptophan, a building block of certain neurotransmitters in the brain. Vitamin B6 may help support healthy neurotransmitter levels and healthy amino acid metabolism.* Poor sleep can be a side effect of vitamin B6 deficiency. Magnesium is sometimes referred to as “the relaxation mineral.” It may help support muscle relaxation and a general calm feeling. Zinc is another mineral that may help support a good night’s sleep. Zinc is involved in many cellular metabolic processes and is often taken along with magnesium to support relaxation.*
Ashwagandha is considered an “adaptogen,” a natural herbal tonic to support a healthy stress response. Ashwagandha may also help support adrenal health and relaxation. Sharp-PS® GREEN Phosphatidylserine (PS) is a soy-free PS derived from non-GMO sunflower. PS may help support healthy cognitive and nervous system function and may also promote a healthy mood. 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) is an amino acid precursor to serotonin. In a healthy nervous system, serotonin is thought to be involved in sleep regulation, hormone balance, appetite and temperature signaling, and many other processes. 5-HTP may help support a healthy sleep cycle and healthy mood.*
Suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians
Milk, Eggs, Fish, Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Artificial Colors, Artificial Flavors
Take 3 capsules away from food 30 minutes prior to bedtime or as directed by your healthcare professional. California residents should not exceed 1 capsule daily.
Children and pregnant or lactating women should consult their healthcare practitioner prior to use. Do not use if tamper seal is damaged. If taking SSRI's or MAO inhibitors, do not take without approval from your physician.
Serving Size: 3 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
|Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxal 5'-phosphate)||25 mg||1,471%|
|Magnesium (as DiMagnesium Malate§)||200 mg||48%|
|Zinc (as Zinc Bisglycinate Chelate§)||15 mg||136%|
|KSM-66 Ashwagandha Extract (Withania somnifera)(root)(5% total withanolides)||250 mg||**|
|Phosphatidylserine (Sharp-PS® GREEN)||50 mg||**|
|5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan)(from Griffonia simplicifolia)(seed)||50 mg||**|
|**Daily Value (DV) not established.|
Other Ingredients: Vegetarian capsules (hypromellose and water), microcrystalline cellulose, ascorbyl palmitate, and silica.
1. Who is Optimal Sleep intended for
This product is intended for someone who needs a melatonin-free sleep support supplement without the side effects of lingering fatigue and brain fog in the morning. With a blend of vitamin B6, magnesium, ashwagandha, and 5-HTP, this supplement is intended for adults who desire support naturally falling and staying asleep, without becoming habit-forming.*
Always talk to your doctor before considering the use of this product, especially if you have health conditions or diseases that need to be addressed or are pregnant or breastfeeding.
2. How do I take Optimal Sleep
Start with one capsule and work your way up to three capsules over a few days or weeks, if needed. Take capsules away from food, 30 minutes prior to bedtime or as suggested by your healthcare provider. Note: California residents should not exceed 1 capsule daily.
3. What is the reasoning for each ingredient in Optimal Sleep?
|Niacin||Supports healthy neurotransmitters.*|
|Vitamin B6||Supports normal metabolism of amino acids, carbohydrates, and proteins. Contributes to the building blocks of melatonin.*|
|Magnesium||Supports muscular relaxation and contributes to the building blocks of melatonin.*|
|Zinc||Supports cellular metabolic processing and contributes to the building blocks of melatonin.*|
|Ashwagandha extract||Supports a healthy stress response.*|
|Phosphatidylserine||Supports cognitive and nervous system function.*|
|5-HTP||Acts as a precursor to serotonin.*|
Other ingredients found in Optimal Sleep include:
- HPMC: Capsule.
- Microcrystalline cellulose: Anticaking agent.
- Ascorbyl palmitate: Protects shelf-life of product.
- Silica: Anti-clumping agent.
- Medium-chain triglycerides.
4. What are the active ingredients in Optimal Sleep derived from?
- Niacin, vitamin B6, magnesium, and zinc are synthetic.
- Ashwagandha is from Withania somnifera.
- Phosphatidylserine is from a soy-free vegetarian source.
- 5-HTP is from the seeds of Griffonia simplicifolia.
5. Does Optimal Sleep contain gluten, soy, or grains?
Optimal Sleep does not contain any gluten or soy ingredients, however, the final product is not tested as being gluten or soy free. It contains ascorbyl palmitate, a product derived from corn, but due to processing, it is considered to be non-allergenic.
6. Is Optimal Sleep free from GMOs?
This product does not contain any GMO markers, but the final product is not tested.
7. Is Optimal Sleep vegetarian/vegan?
This product is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.
8. What are the possible interactions or side effects of using Optimal Sleep?
Possible side effects of this supplement include:
- Stomach pain
- Sexual problems
- Metallic taste
- Kidney problems
If you take medications for depression or any other condition, consult with your healthcare provider before starting this or any other supplement.
If you believe that you are experiencing any adverse reactions, please see your healthcare provider immediately and discontinue use. Each individual may react differently to any product or supplement. We always recommend that you consult with your healthcare professional prior to considering the use of this or any supplement, especially when pregnant or breastfeeding.
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|Cost Per Serving||$0.83|
|Delivery Method||Vegetarian Capsule|
|Storage||Keep closed in a cool, dry place out of reach by children.|
|Dimensions (in.)||Length: 2.375 / Width: 2.375 / Height: 4.25|
|Return Policy||Learn more about our Return Policy.|
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It helps me to sleep.
I have found that I don't wake up as often when I take them. I seem to get a deeper sleep.
Excited to try!
Been struggling to sleep, very excited to try this product as I trust the brand.
This has helped me fall asleep more quickly and stay rested through the night. I hope it is safe to continue through pregnancy.