Insomnia Nutrients and Herbs

Insomnia Nutrients

The table below shows the Insomnia Nutrients.

SUPPLEMENT

SUGGESTED DOSAGE

COMMENTS

Calcium 1,500-2,000 mg daily, in divided doses, after meals and at bedtime. Has a calming effect. Use calcium lactate or calcium chelate form (do not use lactate form if you are allergic to dairy products). Insomnia Nutrients.
and magnesium 1,000 mg daily. Needed to balance with calcium and relax the muscles

Melatonin

Start with 1.5 mg daily, 30 minutes to 1 hour before bedtime. If this is not effective, gradually increase the dosage until an effective level is reached (up to 5 mg daily). A natural hormone that promotes sound sleep. Use it only occasionally and do not give it to children.
Vitamin B complex As directed on label. Helps to promote a restful state.
plus extra vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) 50 mg daily. Good for relieving stress.
and inositol 100 mg daily, at bedtime. Enhances REM sleep. Insomnia Nutrients.
and niacinamide 100 mg daily. Promotes serotonin production.
Vitamin C with bioflavonoids 500 mg daily. Very important for reducing stress.
Zinc 15 mg daily. Aids in the recovery of body tissues while sleeping.

Herbs

❑ California poppy, hops, kava kava, lemon balm, passionflower, skullcap, and valerian root, taken in capsule or extract form, are all good for helping to overcome insomnia. Valerian root has become the favorite among many experts. It is best not to rely on one herb on a regular basis, but to rotate among several. Take these herbs before bedtime.
Caution: Kava kava can cause drowsiness. It is not recommended for pregnant women or nursing mothers, and it should not be taken with other substances that act on the central nervous system, such as alcohol, barbiturates, antidepressants, and antipsychotic drugs.

❑ The combination of California poppy, passionflower, and valerian promote sound sleep and beneficial REM sleep. California poppy and chamomile will strengthen the nervous system to calm you before bedtime.
Caution: Do not use chamomile if you are allergic to ragweed. Do not use during pregnancy or nursing. It may interact with warfarin or cyclosporine, so patients using these drugs should avoid it.

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❑ Catnip and chamomile have mild sedative properties. These herbs are safe even for children if taken in tea form. For adults, drinking chamomile tea several times throughout the day helps to calm and tone the nervous system, promoting restful sleep.
Caution: Do not use chamomile if you are allergic to ragweed. Do not use during pregnancy or nursing. It may interact with warfarin or cyclosporine, so patients using these drugs should avoid it.

❑ Kava kava is a good relaxant. If stress or anxiety is the reason for your insomnia, this herb can help you develop better sleep patterns.
Caution: Kava kava can cause drowsiness. It is not recommended for pregnant women or nursing mothers, and it should not be taken with other substances that act on the central nervous system, such as alcohol, barbiturates, antidepressants, and antipsychotic drugs.