Science shows that sleep is important for cognition, cardiovascular health, and balanced mood, but many of us aren’t getting the restful sleep we need. R.E.M. Maintenance is non-habit forming and provides nutrients that support both physical and mental relaxation. Melatonin and 5-HTP are included in the formula to help bring on sleep, magnesium and potassium aid in muscle relaxation, and both glycine and inositol ease nervous tension.
R.E.M. Maintenance powder is a unique blend of nutraceuticals formulated to support normal, healthy sleep.
- Glycine is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that improves sleep quality due to its role in suppression of muscle twitches in REM sleep and decreasing body core temperature.*
- Magnesium and potassium are minerals shown to improve sleep quality and aid in muscle relaxation. Magnesium has been linked to regulation of biorhythms.*
- Inositol supports neurotransmitter receptor function, and may ease nervous tension.*
- 5-HTP is a direct precursor to serotonin, a neurotransmitter involved in sleep/wake cycles.*
- Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland that regulates circadian rhythms. Low-dose melatonin has been shown to enhance sleep onset.*
Precautions: R.E.M. Maintenance™ contains 5-HTP which should not be taken with MAO inhibitors or tricyclic antidepressants. May cause drowsiness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking this product. Pregnant or lactating women and individuals taking prescription medications should consult with a healthcare professional before taking any supplement.
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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.