There’s a lot of options out there when it comes to sleep supplements. However, many of them are problematic for a variety of reasons. The most common sleep-inducing ingredient on the market is melatonin. However, melatonin is a hormone—not a supplement. Melatonin occurs naturally in your body, so supplementing regularly can confuse your body's natural processes and damage your circadian rhythm. Learn more about the negative effects of melatonin here.
So what should you use instead? Well, it turns out there’s a number of simple, mineral and herb based ingredients out there that can help you fall and stay asleep. Knocked uses a combination of the non-addictive, high safety margin ingredients below to help you knock naturally without the morning grogginess.
- Magnesium Glycinate is the most elite form of magnesium available for sleep. First off, it’s one of the most bioavailable forms of magnesium on the market, meaning your body can absorb it more effectively than other forms such as Magnesium Citrate or Malate. Magnesium Glycinate also has calming properties that will help you feel calm, fall asleep, and stay asleep for a good night's rest. New research suggests it has additional cognitive health benefits beyond relaxation.
- L-Theanine is an amino acid naturally found in tea. You may have heard “drink matcha instead of coffee so you don't get the jitters.” Theanine is the reason why you don't get jittery when drinking matcha even though there are comparable amounts of caffeine in the tea. Theanine helps modify brain waves by increasing alpha-wave production, which improves sleep quality.
- Apigenin is a bioflavonoid found in plants like chamomile, parsley, celery, spinach, artichokes, and oregano. It reduces anxiety and prolongs sleep time because it contains anti-cortisol properties.
Of course, you can purchase, dose and experiment with all of these minerals and herbs individually, or you can give Knocked a try.