Why Take Solus?

Solus is an all-natural dietary supplement formulated to help support healthy sleep and relaxation. To achieve these goals, Solus contains a combination of the natural ingredients.  Take Solus an hour before bedtime and you can have a good night’s rest – naturally.

L-Tryptophan (LT) is an essential amino acid. Once the body absorbs LT, it is ultimately converted into the neurotransmitter serotonin. It is primarily the serotonin which then does all the wonderful things attributed to LT.  For example, serotonin is the precursor to the sleep hormone, melatonin.

Given LT’s relationship to serotonin, it’s no surprise that it is an effective sleep aid. LT has significant sedative-like properties, however unlike other sedatives it does not appear to impair performance.  Specifically, LT is not associated with impairment of visuomotor, cognitive, or memory performance.

Melatonin is a hormone produced by the small, pea-shaped pineal gland located in the brain.  During daylight hours, light entering the eye stimulates neurons to transmit impulses to the pineal gland that inhibit melatonin secretion.  But at night, the pineal gland is able to release melatonin. As the body ages, it produces less melatonin—which may explain why elderly people often have difficulty sleeping.  Other research has shown that non-elderly adults with difficulty getting to sleep can also have lower melatonin levels.

Valerian root is considered by many to be the “granddaddy” of all sleep-promoting herbs, and is the leading herb for insomnia in modern herbal medicine.  Valerian root makes getting to sleep easier and increases deep sleep and dreaming.  Valerian does not cause the morning “hangover” which is a common side effect of prescription sleep drugs and melatonin in some individuals. By itself, a Valerian root supplement (standardized for % valerenic acid), in doses of 300–400 mg can be taken thirty minutes before bedtime.  Also, valerian may be combined with other herbs.  For example, taking a combination of valerian plus hops at bedtime seems to improve subjective sleep measures including subjective sleep latency compared to placebo after 28 days of treatment.

Hops have a history of use as nature’s best sleep “inducer.”  Though many natural substances are more effective at keeping one asleep, hops is often considered best at inducing sleep.  The German Commission E recommends Hops for anxiety or insomnia.

Passion flower has been, and continues to be an extremely popular herb in Europe where it is often used to induce relaxation and sleep.  In the United States, however, medical use of the herb did not begin until the late nineteenth century when passion flower was used to treat nervous restlessness and gastrointestinal spasms—the belief being that passion flower worked primarily on the nervous system, particularly for anxiety due to mental worry and overwork.  Research has demonstrated that the flavonoids in passion flower are the primary constituents responsible for its relaxing and anti-anxiety effects.

Scullcap has been used historically and in modern times to relax people with nervous tension as well as to help promote sleep.

Gamma-Amino Butyric Acid (GABA) is a natural peptide which is manufactured from the amino acid glutamine and glucose.  In the central nervous system, GABA exerts relaxing and anxiety reducing effects at the cellular level.  GABA supplements appear to promote relaxation and sleep.  GABA itself does not cause drowsiness. Instead, by easing anxiety, it simply makes it easier to fall asleep.

Chamomile is a natural relaxant.  It works to soothe the nerves, promote sleep and induce perspiration during fevers. It is also considered a gastrointestinal tonic. Recent studies have confirmed that chamomile relaxes the nervous system, works as a uterine tonic, and has antibacterial properties.

5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an amino acid that is the intermediate step between tryptophan and the important brain chemical serotonin. 5-HTP is common throughout the world as a dietary supplement for use as an antidepressant, appetite suppressant, and sleep aid.

Getting to sleep and/or staying asleep is a problem for a lot of people.  Solus is an all-natural dietary supplement formulated to help support healthy sleep and relaxation.  Try it and you may sleep better tonight.

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