17 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Jarrow Formulas Sleep Optimizer

We have been using melatonin (3mg) for a while. Both my son and daughter take it to get to sleep at night. I thought it would be good to decrease the quantity of a single chemical and try something different.

Unfortunately, the Sleep Optimizer just did not work of us. Maybe it is the formulation, or maybe we are just too used to the higher level of melatonin. Sleep did come, but it took longer. After a few days, we went back to melatonin and the kids slept great.

Overall: 2 stars. Didn’t work for us, but might work for those that haven’t tried anything else.

Jarrow FORMULAS Sleep Optimizer combines herbs and amino acids that work together to facilitate falling asleep and maintaining a regular sleep cycle.Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), lemon balm, and L-Tryptophan promote relaxation.The combination of valerian and hops flower has been studied for its effect on reducing latency (the delay before entry into sleep).Melatonin is a hormone, secreted by the pineal gland that controls the biological clock and signals the entry into sleep.Our biological clock can be disturbed by stress, crossing time zones, and changing work shifts.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

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