AOR Ortho Sleep, 60 Vegetable Capsules
Insomnia – a Common Problem
Sleep is essential for maintaining proper cognitive and motor function, however up to 58% of Americans suffer from symptoms of insomnia, a sleep disorder characterized by difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. This results in disrupted sleep patterns that can negatively influence many aspects of life, including reduced performance at work or school and moodiness.
Neurotransmitters and Sleep
Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that transmit messages between nerve cells in the brain. These important messengers are essential for regulating many processes and responses in the body, including day-night cycles and sleep. Some of the most important of these neurotransmitters are GABA, which reduces anxiety and promotes relaxation, as well as serotonin and melatonin which help regulate the body’s daily sleep cycle.
Getting More Sleep
Ortho-Sleep contains a carefully formulated blend of nutrients and compounds that have been shown to be effective in combating insomnia and promoting healthy, restful sleep. These include neurotransmitters like GABA and melatonin, as well as 5-HTP, a serotonin precursor. The formula further includes the amino acid L-theanine as well as valerian root, passionflower extract, and lemon balm, all of which possess relaxing properties, and work to increase the activity of GABA in the brain.
Nutrition Facts: 2 Capsules
GABA (Gamma Aminobutyric Acid) 100 mg
L-Theanine 200 mg
L-5-Hydroxytryptophan 100 mg
Melatonin 3 mg
Valerian Root Extract (0.8% Valerenic acid) 150 mg
Passionflower extract (aerial parts) 32 mg
Lemon balm extract (aerial parts)† 300 mg
Promotes Sleep and Relaxation
Suggested Use: Take 1-2 capsules before bedtime or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
Cautions: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if taking carbidopa or drugs/supplements with serotonergic activity. These may include, but are not limited to, L-tryptophan, S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe), St. John’s Wort, antidepressants, pain killers, cough/cold medication containing dextromethorphan, anti-nausea, anti-blood pressure and anti-migraine medication. Discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner if you show signs of weakness, oral ulcers, or abdominal pain accompanied by severe muscle pain or if you experience skin changes. Some people may experience gastrointestinal disturbances such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain as well as drowsiness. Do not use if you have scleroderma. Hypersensitivity (e.g. allergy) has been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use. Do not drive or use machinery for 5 hours after taking Ortho•Sleep. Exercise caution if engaging in activities requiring mental alertness. Do not take Ortho•Sleep if trying to conceive, or taking immunosuppressive drugs. Not to be used by individuals under the age of 18 or those with a medical condition such as a hormonal disorder, diabetes, liver or kidney disease, cerebral palsy, seizure disorders, migraine, depression and or hypertension. Consult a health care practitioner if sleeplessness persists continuously for more than 3 weeks (chronic insomnia). Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Consumption with alcohol, other medications or health products with sedative properties is not recommended.
Pregnancy / Nursing: Do not use
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