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The Science of Catching Zzz's: Meet Our New Sleep Gummies

by Liza Semenova

Dreamland. The Land of Nod. Whatever you call it, catching quality Zzz’s is an important part of your health. With our new products, SmartyPants for Healthy‡ Sleep* and SmartyPants for Healthy‡ Kids Sleep*, we’re giving you and your family a nutritious and delicious way to ease into sleep. After all, winding down (for both kids and adults) is usually easier said than done.

Healthy‡ Sleep* and Healthy‡ Kids Sleep* are comprehensive formulas made with a blend of nutrients and clinically tested ingredients that make the perfect companion to any bedtime routine.  

Let’s dive into the superstar ingredients of Healthy‡ Sleep* and Healthy‡ Kids Sleep*!

Healthy Sleep*

Between binge-watching your latest Netflix obsession before bed and waking up before your alarm, it can be hard to wake up feeling like you’re ready to take on the day. When it comes to getting shut-eye, our new formula is designed to support your full sleep cycle, so you can fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.* With a robust blend of vitamins, prebiotic and probiotics, SmartyPants for Healthy‡ Sleep* also works to support your immune system with clinically tested M-Gard®prebiotic and vitamin D3.*

We’ve formulated Healthy‡ Sleep* with non-habit-forming melatonin, a key ingredient in helping you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.* Our circadian rhythms, or our 24-hour internal clocks, are all connected to a master clock, a cluster of about 20,000 nerve cells called the suprachiasmatic nucleus or SCN which is highly sensitive to light.When it’s dark, our master clock tells our brain Hey, it’s time to get sleepy, causing our brain to produce more melatonin to make us tired. On the other hand, when it’s light, our master clock sends signals that say It’s time to be alert and awake! According to Michael A. Grandner, Ph.D., MTR who specializes in sleep and circadian research, taking melatonin can help the process of moving us into sleep.

Unwind with L-Theanine (AlphaWave®), which promotes calmness, relaxation and stress support during those later hours.* L-theanine is an amino acid, commonly found in green and black tea. The best time to take our goodnight gummies is 30-60 min before bedtime, just in time to put down the phone and cozy up with your pillow.

Health  Kids Sleep*

Does your kid dread the words “time to get ready for bed?” When your little one’s bedtime routine stirs up a fuss, it can feel like a battle just to get them in their PJs. SmartyPants for Healthy Kids Sleep* is made with a blend of herbals and nutrients, including clinically tested ingredients to support their wind down.* Our comprehensive formula is melatonin-free; it’s made with saffron and L-Theanine to help ease into quiet time.*

We created our formula with L-Theanine (AlphaWave®>, clinically tested to support relaxation and saffron, clinically tested to support sleep, calm and relaxation for your kiddo.* We include magnesium citrate to support their nervous system*, a collection of nerves made up of two main parts: the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. As a whole, the nervous system is responsible for sending signals between the brains and the rest of the body, which is a pretty big deal. That means the nervous system controls a number of important activities like learning and memory, sleep, movement and balance, and perception to name a few. Plus you’ll find an herbal blend of chamomile and lemon balm extract, all in delicious gummies they’ll actually look forward to taking.

When do these gummies fit into their bedtime routine? For children 4-9 years of age, take one (1) gummy per day before bedtime. For children 10 years of age and older, take two (2) gummies per day before bedtime. SmartyPants for Healthy‡ Kids Sleep* is here for comprehensive sleep support from counting sheep to lights out.*

INGREDIENT SPOTLIGHT

What is L-Theanine?

  • L-Theanine is an amino acid. It’s commonly found in green and black tea, as well as Bay Bolete mushrooms.

  • L-Theanine (AlphaWave®) supports calmness and relaxation in our sleep formula, as well as stress support.*

What is Melatonin? 

  • Melatonin is a hormone naturally produced by your pineal gland, which is located above the middle of your brain. It reacts to light, helping your body regulate its sleep-wake cycles.

  • In our Healthy Sleep* formula, melatonin helps support you to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.* 

What is Vitamin D3?

  • Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that’s not found in many foods naturally.Your body produces vitamin D when it’s exposed to sunlight. We include vitamin D in its premium form vitamin D3 because it’s what your body prefers and can easily use.

  • Vitamin D3, found in our Healthy Sleep* formula helps support your immune system even while you sleep.*

What is M-Gard® prebiotic?

  • M-Gard® prebiotic is a purified form of Beta Glucan from the cell walls of baker’s yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Beta Glucan is a naturally occurring glucose polysaccharide (carbohydrate) found in the cell walls of yeast, cereals, bacteria, and fungi. 

  • M-Gard® prebiotic, part of our Healthy Sleep* formula, is clinically tested to support healthy immune function.* 

What is Magnesium Citrate?
  • Magnesium is a key mineral that plays a role in many crucial functions in your body, including regulating muscle and nerve function. It’s found in many foods including milk, yogurt, nuts and seeds.
  • We include magnesium in our Healthy Kids Sleep* formula to support their nervous system.* The nervous system works hard 24/7, transmitting signals between the brain and the body, controlling our ability to move, breathe, our emotions and more.
    What are chamomile and lemon balm?
    • Chamomile is a daisy-like herb from the Asteraceae family, used commonly in traditional medicine often in tea form.
    • Lemon balm is a lemon-scented herb from the Lamiaceae family, the same family as the mint plant. It’s often used for tea or for flavor in cooking or baking.
    *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.
    As part of a healthy lifestyle
    *AlphaWave® is a registered trademark of Ethical Naturals, Inc.
    *M-Gard® is a registered trademark of Biotec BetaGlucans AS, Tromsø, Norway.

     

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