These are my top 5 supplement recommendations for anyone struggling with getting enough sleep or poor sleep quality. Now that you’ve been biohacking your sleep, you can take your sleep quality one step further with these supplements to aid sleep!
I know it can take time to adapt your lifestyle, diet and overall sleep hygiene. The biohacks I recommended are not always easy for everyone. Life gets in the way! I understand! These sleep supplements help to jumpstart your proper sleep schedule and improve your sleep now!
Nearly two-thirds of the population worldwide eats a diet that is deficient in magnesium (8). The latest government study shows a staggering 68% of Americans do not consume the recommended daily intake of magnesium. (11) Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions (9) and 600 enzymatic reactions in the body. (10)
So many vital bodily processes rely on magnesium, including:
- Aiding sleep
- Maintaining a healthy heart rhythm
- Relaxation of blood vessels
- Relaxing and activating muscles and nerves
- Creation of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the energy molecules of your body
- Proper formation of bones and teeth
- Regulation of blood sugar levels
- Helping digest proteins, carbohydrates, and fats
- Serving as a cofactor for RNA and DNA
- Catalyst for neurotransmitters like serotonin
- Regulating hormones
Stress arrives in a thousand different forms: be it from work, money, a relationship, a lost cell phone or traffic. The dangers of stress are very real – stress kills. It can cause all kinds of health problems if left unmanaged.
Years of physical and emotional stress can deplete the body of nutrients, causing accumulation of toxic metals and industrial chemicals. It can also lead to adrenal fatigue, which is produced when your adrenal glands cannot adequately meet the demands of stress. They then suffer an inability to produce adequate levels of hormones — the hormones the body uses to communicate and function.
The stress response is caused by the action of the adrenal hormones. The adrenal glands mobilize your body’s responses, via hormones, to every kind of stress, whether it’s physical, emotional, or psychological. Most commonly associated with intense or prolonged stress, it can also arise during or after an illness, a life crisis, or a continuing difficult situation, draining the adrenal resources of even the healthiest person. Adrenal fatigue is extremely common due to our culture’s work ’til you drop attitude, lack of relaxation, and other lifestyle factors, such as sleep deprivation, poor eating habits and excessive caffeine intake. For a more in-depth discussion on adrenal fatigue, check out my article on adrenal fatigue.
Recently, I was invited to contribute to The Adrenal Fatigue Solutions’s list of 50 Health Experts Share Their Favorite Stress-busting Tips. I am deeply passionate when it comes to spreading awareness on the dangers of stress and adrenal fatigue and was thrilled to be able to offer a bit of advice from my own life. Read More
Robert Craven, CEO of FoodState nutrients. His company produces Innate Response Supplements – my very favorite brand of rare organic, food-based supplements. We’re going to talk about their amazing line of supplements and some problems in the supplement industry. Read more
Last week I had Dr. Jayson and Mira Calton on the podcast talking about their upcoming book The Micronutrient Miracle. They have so many amazing products of the very highest quality that I had to share them with you!
Like myself, the Caltons are passionate about helping you find your way to…
There is a big debate out there whether you should be taking natural or synthetic vitamins. Previously, I had written a blog post trying to convince people to avoid synthetic vitamins, but I’ve changed my position on this issue. Learn about the debate behind synthetic vs food based vi… Read more