Slow Wave Alpha 3.0
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Slow Wave Alpha 3.0 is composed of dietary supplements that help with balancing neurochemical levels and also essential vitamins and minerals that help increase rest and relaxation in order to improve sleep and sleep quality.
Slow Wave Alpha contains the nutrients taurine, Phenibut, L-theanine and melatonin. Phenibut, or β -Phenyl-γ-aminobutyric acid, is a derivative of GABA (gammaaminobutyric acid) and reported to help improve GABA levels. GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that has been reported to be low in up to 30% of the insomnia population. Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone produced in the brain that helps improve the sleep/wake cycle so maximum rest is achieved. Melatonin helps to reset the cortisol circadian rhythms. Sleep disturbance is thought to be what is known as a hyperarousal syndrome of the brain, in other words, the brain is too excited as a result of daytime activities and cannot appropriately decrease vigilance or excitability at night. L-theanine is isolated from green tea and helps with relaxation by improving brain alpha waves and decreasing the stimulating effects of glutamate by antagonizing receptor activation of glutamate. Taurine is an amino acid that helps support neurochemical balance, including GABA modulation and release.
Sleep is essential to a balanced metabolism. Sleep helps regulate circadian rhythms, including learning and memory, cellular repair, regulation of immunity, core body temperature, melatonin secretion by the pineal gland and plasma levels of DHEA and cortisol. Sleep disorders include:
o Obstructive sleep apnea
o Night-eating syndrome
o Restless leg syndrome
Research has reported that most individuals should obtain at least 7-9 hours of quality sleep a night (Centers for Disease Control, CDC, 2011). Less than the recommended 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep can lead to health consequences including:
o Increased inflammatory signaling/oxidative stress
o Increased cardiovascular disease risk, including hyperlipidemia, hypertension, endothelial dysfunction, increase mortality from CVD
o Gastrointestinal imbalances
o Increased bone loss
o Insulin resistance/type 2 diabetes
o Increase musculoskeletal aches/pains
o Neurochemical imbalances
o Weight gain/food cravings
o Immune imbalances
o Sex and thyroid hormone imbalances
67% of Americans experience frequent problems sleeping and 43% say lack of sleep interferes with their daily activities. Between 9-12% of the population is clinically diagnosed with insomnia.
Benefits at a Glance
Helps support the body during stress by improving stress hormone release
Helps improve insulin and glucose function
Helps support neurochemical balance
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