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Old 04-14-2008, 10:59 AM   #1
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Default t-nation sleep supplement

heres an interesting one:

http://www.t-nation.com/portal_inclu...s/blue/z12.jsp
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Old 04-14-2008, 12:22 PM   #2
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I was thinking about this the other day when I saw it came out. Will be interesting to see what reviewers make of it, can't figure out if its just glorified melatonin. I may order a tub to give a try on the odd night here and there, although overpriced and overhyped biotest do produce some good stuff and I'm sure they put a lot of thought into this product.
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:17 PM   #3
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I really like using "natural" (or close to it) sleep aids, so I may do my own preparation with something similar to that formula and see how it goes.

Stress is a bitch.
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Old 04-14-2008, 04:08 PM   #4
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Anyone tried Tryptophan as a sleep aid?

Its cheaper, L-Tryptophan, 500 mg, 90 - $20buck on the site i looked at.
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:45 AM   #5
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Anyone tried Tryptophan as a sleep aid?

Its cheaper, L-Tryptophan, 500 mg, 90 - $20buck on the site i looked at.
I did, got nothing from it. In order of effectivness for me,


Melatonin
Valerian
Red,red wine.
GABA
Kava
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:50 AM   #6
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Go drink some Margherittas 2-3 hours before bed....the resulting blood sugar crash with tequilla will knock anyone out cold.....
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:18 AM   #7
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Tryptophan needs to be taken in at least multi-gram doses to have much effect, and it should be separated from other proteins and amino acids that directly compete with its transport to the brain (I can't remember which those are off the top of my head).

The nice thing about tryptophan is that the body can choose which pathway to shuttle it down, the 5-HTP or the niacin pathway, so the body has a blowoff valve. With 5-HTP, it all goes directly to serotonin, which may or may not be an issue for an individual. See serotonin syndrome. No 5-HTP for anyone on antidepressants in my book.

I personally like the Revitalizing Sleep Formula from Enzymatic Therapy. It has valerian in it, as Dave mentioned in his list, and L-theanine, which is in the T-Nation supplement.
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Old 04-18-2008, 07:36 AM   #8
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TP for anyone on antidepressants in my book.

I personally like the Revitalizing Sleep Formula from Enzymatic Therapy. It has valerian in it, as Dave mentioned in his list, and L-theanine, which is in the T-Nation supplement.
I tried this last night and slept pretty awesome, something I hadn't done at home in a while.
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My pleasure, John!
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Old 06-01-2008, 08:15 PM   #10
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I usually take straight melatonin to help with jetlag, i forgot on my last trip tough, i picked up some of this source naturals nutrasleep.
Worked well ill use it again.
I cant remember what GABA does, will dig around..

http://www.iherb.com/ProductDetails.aspx?c=1&pid=1344

4 tabs contain this, i took only 1 or 2 though:

Niacinamide 10 mg 50%
Vitamin B-6 (as pyridoxine HCI) 2 mg 100%
Calcium (as calcium citrate & carbonate) 255 mg 25%
Magnesium (as magnesium taurinate oxide & citrate) 436 mg 110%
Inositol 700 mg
GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) 600 mg
Taurine (as magnesium taurinate) 433 mg
Skullcap Aerial Parts 250 mg
Passionflower Aerial Parts 200 mg
Valerian Root 200 mg
Chamomile Flower Extract (4:1) 100 mg
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