I have suffered from chronic insomnia for 3 years and tried just about every sleep aid product on the market.
Q. Dear Terry, “I have suffered from chronic insomnia for 3 years and tried just about every sleep aid product on the market. I am hoping you may have some suggestions.” — Leslie G., Independence, MO
A. Dear Leslie, I strongly recommend that you look at adding vitamin B6 to your daily regimen. Vitamin B6 can raise serotonin levels, which is beneficial for inducing sleep. You want to look for a product that features B6 in the form of pyridoxal-5-phospate (P-5-P) in combination with magnesium glycinate. P-5-P is the biologically active form of vitamin B6. Many people (some estimate up to 30% of the population) cannot fully utilize B-vitamins from food and supplements, because these forms of B-vitamins must be converted into the active form before they will function. By using the form of vitamin B6 that is identical to the kind your body utilizes, you bypass this problem entirely. Take 1-2 two capsules of this formula 30-45 minutes before bedtime.
If you find you are having a hard time falling asleep because you just can’t seem to turn your brain “off”, I believe you would also benefit greatly from taking a unique narrow-leaved coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia). Researchers at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences discovered that when grown under the right conditions, harvested and processed in a particular way, and taken at the right dosage level, compounds in this unique type of coneflower can help reduce anxiety as effectively as certain prescription medications, without the side effects. The unique compounds in this particular coneflower extract have been shown to attach to certain brain receptors, which help to instill a sense of calm and relaxation. Taken before bedtime, this extract will help calm your mind so it can listen to your body’s own natural sleep signals. I suggest taking 2 tablets 30-45 minutes before bedtime.
Terry . . . Naturally