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Have you checked your CBD oil quality. How about purity?

Have you noticed all the different companies that are selling CBD oil products?  I have customers buying it from Vape shops, Bike shops, Pyramid marketing programs.  There are a lot of choices.  So which product is right for you?

After many questions about CBD oil I decided to try to find out which product is the best.  Honestly, I struggled to find a company that was willing to provide a C of A (Certificate of Analysis).  This report gives us a picture of the potency of the product.  Without this report you really don’t know what you are getting.  The other question that came up was “does the company test for contaminants?” There are reports of some CBD oils having contaminants like pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals and possibly bacteria.

The only company that I found that was willing to provide this information was Ananda Professionals.  I have the capability to look up the lot number from the bottle you purchase and look up the reports to show you what is in the bottle.  Ananda Professionals has their products sent off to be tested.  Below are two reports from one of the most recent lot numbers that we have in stock now.

It is easy for companies to mislead clients with their labeling

The biggest problem regarding labeling is that companies mislead their customers when it comes to the CBD dosage on their bottles. A transparent company’s CBD milligram(mg) strength is reflective of the actual active CBD in that particular product. If a bottle says 100mg of CBD, then that products should contain 100mg of active CBD. However, a lot of companies currently on the market will list the mg dosage of their CBD hemp oil without publishing the strength of their active CBD.

For example, let’s say Company A’s CBD Oil is says 100 mg on the bottle.  As you read the bottle or you ask the company for the details you find out that only 30% of the 100mg is active CBD.   That product actually only has 30MG of active CBD in it. This happens a lot in this industry and buyers need to beware when they buy CBD oil.

These are the things that I look for in every product that we make and order at Regel Pharmalab.  Let us be your CBD oil expert.

5 reasons to try CBD oil

It is finally here!!  A Quality CBD oil you can trust

I hope you have come to expect the highest quality from the products we offer at the most affordable price.  We may not be the first to jump on the latest product and the reason why is quality.  Every ingredient and every product at Regel Pharmalab is hand picked by our staff to ensure quality.  This is usually not a big issue…until CBD oil came up.

Recently we decided to bring in a CBD oil product.  My colleagues in other parts of the country have been telling me about the success their patients are having with CBD oil.   Patients with pain, anxiety and sleep problems were on the top of the list.  The experts that I have talked with are saying that 80% of patients are improving when taking a high quality CBD oil.

I set out to find quality that I can trust at a reasonable price.  There are reports that some CBD oil have very little active ingredients, may contain pesticides, and others contain heavy metals.  I reviewed several companies and found Ananda Professional CBD oil.  This company met every qualification that I require.  I am proud to partner with a company that values quality.

What is CBD oil?

CBD oil is a mixture of cannabanoids.  These molecules are extracted from the hemp plant.  In our body we have a system called the endocannabanoid system.  This system is activated by a molecule that your body makes called anandamide.  The ingredients that are found in CBD oil can replace anandamide and activate the endocannabanoid system.  Activating this system can effect:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Digestion
  • Immune Function
  • Mood
  • Pain
  • Sleep

This system regulates a lot of other systems in the body.  We are still learning what benefits CBD oils can offer.

Is CBD oil worth a try?

I am recommending Ananda Professional CBD oil for patients with:

  1. Pain (Arthritis, Inflammation)
  2. Anxiety
  3. Sleep
  4. Fibromyalgia
  5. Seizures
Most medications do not have drug interactations with Ananda CBD oil.  Please send me your list of medications and I will analyze them before you start taking CBD oil.
The most common side effects are dry mouth and drowsiness and these are very rare.

Who is your CBD oil expert?  I want to be your guide to success with CBD oil.  We have the expertise and a quality product you can trust.  Give me a call (901) 757-9434 or email jregel@regelpharmalab.com for questions.

The power of Vitamin D

Most of you know that Vitamin D is important for bones, but that is just the start to this under-utilized nutrient.  This post will give you an insight into a few benefits that have influenced me enough to add Vitamin D to my daily regimen.

To review, my personal regimen includes:

1.  Omega with CO-Q10 – 1000 mg/100 mg – by Nordic Naturals  

2.  Super Pro Biotic – 75 Billion CFU – by Kirkman Labs 

3.  Magnesium AAC – 200 mg – Regel Pharmalab

4.  Active Life Nutrients – Multi-vitamins – Regel Pharmalab

5.   Vitamin D3 – 5000 iu – Regel Pharmalab

6.   Zinc Monomethionine – 20 mg – Regel Pharmalab   Josh's Vitamins Originally, I decided that I needed a little help with my immune system.  Whatever sickness the kids brought home from school, I ended up catching.  This bothered me because I noticed that Summer, my wife, never seemed to catch anything.  After much consideration, I came to the conclusion that my immune system must not be functioning as well as it should.  I then started to research ways to boost the immune system and I landed on Vitamin D.  I know many of you might be thinking that I should be discussing Vitamin C, and I agree.  That was my first thought, too.  After assessing my diet, I realized that I was getting some Vitamin C.  What I was not getting was sunshine.  Sunshine is required by your body for you to make Vitamin D.  I then had my Vitamin D checked and it showed that I was low.  A low Vitamin D level is below 30.  I discussed this with a physician friend of mine.  She told me that she checked everyone that received a routine blood level for vitamin D for one month.  She said that she was shocked that over 95% of those patients were low and that most were very low (below 20).  After doing more research,

  So, I had some work to do.  I then started to take 10,000 iu of Vitamin D3 every day.  With this amount of Vitamin D3, I was able to raise my level into the 40’s.  Still not where I was shooting, but a lot closer.  What I also found out was that getting to the 50 to 80 level was not that easy.  I heard a presentation that discussed getting a booster of Vitamin D3 in an injection once a year and then maintaining the level with daily supplementation.  I gave this a try and was able to get to the goal. Why is this goal of 50 – 80 so important for the immune system?  The answer to this question was a real eye-opener.  The immune system is in control of not only infections but also protects you from other conditions, including cancer. Some reports are showing that vitamin D may provide protection from Prostate, Kidney, Pancreatic, Lung, Gastric and Breast Cancers.  I believe that most research shows that the benefit lies in the immune support provided by vitamin D. Other benefits of getting to the range of 50 – 80 are the effects on the heart, cardiovascular system, and the brain.  Reports are showing that a proper vitamin D level can help lower blood pressure and can help patients with declining cognitive function, dementia, and alzheimer’s.  For more information on this nutrient go to www.vitmaindcouncil.org.

Helpful hints on Vitamin D: Taking 5000 units a day of vitamin D3 is our general recommendation, unless you have had a recent Vitamin D level.

Vitamin D3 is the preferred form because it is what God made not synthetic Vitamin D2 (Vitamin D2 is the form that your doctor might prescribe for you to take once a week).

How much sun do you need to make enough Vitamin D? The most natural way to get Vitamin D is exposing your bare skin to sunlight (ultraviolet B rays). This can happen very quickly, particularly in the summer. You don’t need to tan or burn your skin to get Vitamin D. You only need to expose your skin for around half the time it takes for your skin to turn pink and begin to burn.  The amount of Vitamin D produced from sunlight depends on the time of day, where you live in the world, and the color of your skin. The more skin you expose, the more Vitamin D is produced.

So, now what? Stop by or call me to discuss some of the options we have available for you here at Regel Pharmalab.  We can provide you with Vitamin D testing.  We have several options for you to consider when adding Vitamin D to your daily nutrients.

So, what is your Vitamin D level? (Post in comments)

Click Here for a discount on Vitmain D3 5000iu

What you need to know about Food Sensitivities

Food sensitivities may be triggering issues such as allergies, eczema, sinus conditions, joint pain, migraine headaches, brain fog, and fatigue.

Do you have chronic issues that seem to get better when you eat right?  Have you considered the possibility that you might have a food sensitivity?  A few years ago I took a test myself to see if I had food sensitivities.   I was shocked at what I found out.

Let me explain what I mean by food sensitivity.  Food sensitivity occurs when a person has difficulty digesting a particular food. This can lead to symptoms such as intestinal gas, abdominal pain or diarrhea.  Let me be clear, I am not discussing food allergies.  A true food allergy is when a microscopic amount of the food has the potential to lead to a serious or life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis.  Think peanut allergy.

How many of us deal with intestinal gas, abdominal pain or diarrhea?  Many patients that I talk with are using medications like Prilosec, Nexium, Prevacid and other stomach acid suppressing medications to deal with some of these symptoms.  Could it be that these symptoms are caused by what we are eating?  Is the medicine curing you of the sensitivity?  Maybe not, the solution may come from avoiding the food that is causing the symptom.  Actually the medications listed above could be causing more harm than just taking care of the symptoms.  To learn more about how these medications may be harmful, you can read a previous blog by clicking here.

How do I find out which foods I am sensitive to?

I am sure you already know what foods you are more sensitive to.  Think about the last time you had Mexican, Italian, and Ice cream.  Did you bloat up with gas?  Maybe even had diarrhea?  In all three food options there is a lot of dairy.  Most of us (65%) are sensitive to dairy.  So you can figure this out with an elimination diet.  Elimination diets take several weeks and can be difficult.  The quicker way is to do what I did.  Get a blood test.  The blood test analyzes almost 100 different foods that most people eat.  When the results come back it categorizes the foods that you are sensitive to in groups of most severely sensitive, moderately sensitive and mildly sensitive.  If you are interested in getting this test click here and I will get a kit ready for you.

Once we have the test results back I can help you with your plan.

What results should I expect if I go through with adjusting my diet for food sensitivities?

Here is what the goal is.  If you eliminate the foods that you are sensitive to for 90 days and then slowly re-introduce them you may be able to eat the foods again without sensitivity.  During the 90 day elimination your gastrointestinal tract has time to heal.  Healing the gastrointestinal tract allows for proper absorption of nutrients that boosts your immune system.  Once the immune system is back healthy you will feel better, look better, and you will be able to prevent illnesses and diseases.  By the way, the immune system is your anti-cancer system.  Why wouldn’t you want to take care of a system that can prevent cancer?

Just so you know I tested sensitive to 29 out of 100 foods that were tested.  For more information on this contact me jregel@regelpharmalab.com or comment below.

 

8 Vitamins/nutrients that need to be checked for ADD and ADHD

Why do we try to put everyone on the same ADD medication to treat problems that are so unique and different for each patient? 

Do you feel like you or your child is getting the same old medication that “should” help but isn’t? 

Are you seeing results that you are happy with? 

Are you concerned about taking these stimulant medications for a long time?   

When are you going to decide to take you or your child off of these medications? 

These are the questions I want to help you with.   There is so much more that can be done to fine tune you or your child’s medication with vitamins and other nutrients.  The first thing we need to do is to do some testing.  Genetic testing may help narrow the list of ADD/ADHD medications that “should” work.  I have recently teamed up with a company that specializes in what is called Micro-nutrient testing.  Let me briefly explain.

When you go to the doctor and they test your blood they are testing for infections, inflammation, heart issues and some vitamins and minerals.  Micro-nutrient testing tests the critical nutrients that can keep your brain and the rest of your body working like it should work.  I am using this type of testing in my pharmacy practice to find out why you or your child is not responding to the medication as most individuals “should” respond.  This type of testing (Micro-nutrient) is not new.  Regel Pharmalab realizes that we have the capability to find answers to common issues that regular medication is not able to correct.

What if you or your child was able to correct the nutrient deficiency and not need the stimulant medication anymore?  Wouldn’t that be a huge benefit to you and your family to know that you or your child doesn’t need a medication to feel normal or to be their best in the classroom?

What are you going to do with this information?

Why not stop by and get started finding answers today?  The summer will soon be over and your child can benefit this upcoming semester.

It is time to start taking a pro-biotic

75 Billion CFU

Let’s be honest, if you took everything that someone told you that you need, you would be overwhelmed.  Supplements, vitamins, minerals, herbs, pro-biotics, essential oils and the random witches brew that is the new fountain of youth.  All of this adds up and can be expensive and sometimes harmful.  So, “What should I be taking?”  I have been answering this question the same way for over 12 years now and I don’t see a reason yet to change my answer.  I personally take 5 items.  The picture below shows 6 items.  The Zinc on the end is in the Active Life Nutrient Multi-Vitamin.

My essentials

I am writing this article because I have witnessed patients and family members respond to Pro-Biotics within a couple weeks.  If you have not decided to take a pro-biotic yet, let me help you make a decision.

Why pro-biotics?

The first time I decided to take a pro-biotic was when I asked a pharmacy student to compare the flu shot with a pro-biotic on preventing the flu.  The results were the same.  Both prevented the flu equally.  I thought to myself, great! no more flu shots for me.  By the way, to this day I have not had another flu shot (more on this in a future post).  The gastrointestinal tract is one of the most important systems for our immune system.  Most infections come by way of the gastrointestinal system.  Oh, I need to be clear, the GI system starts in the mouth.  So, seeing your dentist is very important.  A healthy GI tract is key in preventing sick days.

Reason 1 – Prevention of flu and other bacterial, fungal, and viral infections

What can a weakened immune system create?  A weakened immune system prevents, not only the clearing of infections, but also the elimination of irregular growing cells.  Irregular growing cells are what can become cancer cells.

Reason 2 – Promoting healthy immune system for cancer prevention

Stomach issues are one of the most common problems that I hear complaints about.  From reflux, GERD, Gas to constipation and diarrhea we all struggle at times with a normal GI tract.  Most of these issues involve inflammation in some part of the GI tract.  Patients that have a diagnosed inflammatory bowel disease have seen remarkable results when taking a pro-biotic.  Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis and Irritable Bowel are all examples of inflammatory conditions in the GI tract.

Reason 3 – Resolving symptoms of Inflammation in the GI tract

“Leaky Gut” This new condition is now being recognized by physicians.  Let me explain a bit about leaky gut.  The inflammation that I discussed above allows for larger molecules to be absorbed and enter the blood stream.  These larger molecules cause the immune system to respond and attack.  This creates more work for an already weak immune system.  The condition known as food sensitivities is caused by leaky gut.  Many of us are lactose intolerant.  Cows milk is God’s designed milk for a cow.  Some of the proteins that are in cows milk are not designed for our body to tolerate.  Therefore you might get bloated, gassy, have a loose stool and other issues.  Did you know that acne, rosacea, psoriasis and eczema have been linked to sensitivity to lactose?  If you have been to our pharmacy and have picked up a medication for an inflammatory skin issue like these our advise is always to eliminate dairy products for a month and see if your skin condition improves.  Most of the time there is a notable improvement.  This is just one example of what leaky gut is responsible for.  I could go on but I will save it for another post.

Reason 4 – Reduce “Leaky Gut”

Which one should I choose?

This question is why you come to Regel Pharmalab.  At last count we have 8 different choices for a pro-biotic.  We can help you select the one that will fit you best.  If you want the basics here is what to look for:

  1. Refrigerated – Make sure you choose a pro-biotic that is sold in the refrigerated section and keep it in the refrigerator.
  2. CFUs – These are the amount of bacteria in the capsule that have been tested to perform the task of forming colonies.   Your pro-biotic needs at least 10 Billion CFUs.
  3. The Strains of Bacteria – I recommend taking a pro-biotic with at least 5 different strains of bacteria.
  4. Bifidobacteria – This specific strain has been shown to be very effective and sometimes is left out of the capsule.

For more information on this subject I have written a couple other posts you can find them by clicking on the links:

The Core of health – Probiotics for Gut Health

5 Reasons why I take probiotics.

Let me know how I can help you resolve your health problems.  I look forward to solving your medication problems.

Comment below if Pro-biotics are working for you.

Know your medications – High blood pressure

Beta-Blockers

There are so many medications that are being used for blood pressure and many patients suffer the side effects from these medications.  Today I would like to talk to you about a class of medications called Beta-blockers.  Here is a quick list of the medications that are in this group or drug class.

Propranolol (Inderal)
Sotolol (Betapase)
Nadolol (Corgard)
Atenolol (Tenormin)
Acebutolol (Sectral)
Metoprolol (Lopressor and Toprol)
Timolol (Blocadren)
Pindolol (Visken)
Betaxolol (Kerlone)
Bisprolol (Zebeta, Ziac)
Cartelol (Cartrol)
Carvedilol (Coreg)
Labetolol (Normodyne)
Nebivolol (Bystolic)
Penbutolol (Levatol)

This list is not a complete list and many blood pressure medications are a combination of a beta-blocker and other blood pressure medications.  To determine if you currently take a Beta-Blocker give me a call (901) 757-9434 or send me a message jregel@regelpharmalab.com so you can know for sure.

These medications have been around for years and are very helpful in lowering blood pressure as well as controlling heart rate, migraines, chest pain, glaucoma, and anxiety.  Here are some quick facts/helpful tips about these medications:

  1. Be sure to check your pulse (heart rate) regularly.  There are many devices like digital blood pressure cuffs and smart watches that have this capability now.  A normal resting heart rate is between 60 and 100.  A highly trained athlete may have a lower resting heart rate.  For us normal people the closer you get to 60 the more efficient your heart is working.
  2. For most of the medications on this list I would recommend that you take the medication with a meal.  This enhances the absorption of the medication.
  3. Avoid foods and beverages that can alter your heart rate like caffeine and alcohol.
  4. Do not take medications for cold and allergies that contain pseudoephedrine (Sudafed).  This can increase your blood pressure and heart rate.

Nutrient Depletions with Beta-blockers

Did you know that these medications can cause a depletion of the key nutrients Coenzyme Q-10 and melatonin?

A depletion of Coenzyme Q-10 can lead to the following symptoms:

  1.  High Blood Pressure
  2. Chest Pain
  3. Stroke
  4. Irregular heart beat
  5. Congestive heart failure
  6. Poor insulin production
  7. Lack of energy
  8. Gingivitis
  9. Weak immune system
    With a list like this it makes me wonder if the Beta-Blocker is helping or hurting.

A depletion of Melatonin can lead to the following symptoms:

  1.  Insomnia and other sleep disturbances
  2. Some reports are showing a link between low levels of melatonin and increase in cancer risk

If you take a Beta-Blocker I would recommend a quality Co-enzyme Q-10 product as well as a small dose of Melatonin.  If you would like me to suggest a strength for these nutrients contact me so I can determine your specific needs.  jregel@regelpharmalab.com or (901) 757-9434.

 

I need help with supplements!

Trying to find someone that knows what supplements you need?

“What supplements should I take now that I am taking ____ medication?”
“Can you help me choose the right supplement for my skin?”
“I started taking supplements and I am now up to 5 to 10 supplements.  Am I taking too much and is it okay to take all of these?”

These are some common questions that I hear at Regel Pharmalab.  Let me tell you how we handle this the “Regel” way.

Did you know?

We offer a free consultation service to help answer these questions.  Here is what you do.  Call our pharmacy (901) 757-9434 and set up an appointment.  At this appointment you will have the opportunity to ask your questions about supplements with myself or Anita Hester, RN.

My essentials

My essentials

Most of the time these appointments are 30 minutes and do not cost you anything.  At your appointment we would like to see a list of the medications, vitamins, minerals and other supplements that you currently take.   We will also ask you what problems you are having and what medical conditions you have.   From this information we formulate a supplement plan.  Our goal is to provide you with the necessary vitamins, mineral and nutrients your body needs to function at its best.

Optimal Nutrition

Our Nutrition plan is designed to optimize your metabolism and replace the nutrients that are lacking in your diet.  Did you know that some medications can deplete your body of necessary nutrients.  For example, cholesterol medications (statins) deplete the body of Co-Enzyme Q-10.  This nutrient is essential in providing each cell of the body with energy.  Without adequate amounts of this nutrient your metabolism slows and you feel tired and may have muscle aches and weakness.

It’s time to let us help you find your vitamin and nutrient balance.

Call (901) 757-9434 to set up a consultation.

Folic Acid vs. L-Methylfolate (MTHF)

Folic Acid may not be your best choice

We often overlook some of the most fundamental nutrients that can provide the most protection for disease.  I feel that folic acid is one of these often overlooked but powerful nutrients.  So what is this new version of Folic Acid – L-Methylfolate?  Allow me to explain why I make sure that my multivitamin has L-Methylfolate instead of Folic acid.

Did you know that Folic Acid has been reported to reduce risks related to heart disease, stroke and some kinds of cancer.  This B vitamin is found in our food, and in most multi-vitamins.  An article in the February 15, 2013, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association ( JAMA) has spiked a great deal of interest in folic acid supplementation. In the published study, women who took folic acid supplements before and during pregnancy were 40% less likely to have a baby later diagnosed with autism. Given the many drugs that deplete folic acid, such as oral contraceptives and hormone therapy, and the critical role that folic acid plays in the body, folic acid should be a recommended supplement for women aged 18 to 78. However, to provide the most active form of folic acid, L-methylfolate should be recommended. Unlike synthetic folic acid, which needs to be metabolized to L-methylfolate before it can be used, L-methylfolate can be used directly by the body.

Do you have the genetic Mutation?

There is a significant subset of individuals who cannot convert folic acid to L-methylfolate and will not see any benefit from synthetic folic acid.  This group of individuals are at an increased risk of cardiovascular events from blood clotting.  To find out more about the genetic mutation that leads to these issues, one of my pharmacy students explains it in a previous post (Click Here to read it).

If you are interested in switching your multivitamin to one that contains L-methylfolate stop by or order it on-line (click here).  If you already know that you have a genetic mutation of the MTHFR then you need to take a higher dose like our 2000mcg MTHF  (click here).

Best Options for you

A one capsule a day Multivitamin

A one capsule a day Multivitamin that provides 400mcg of MTHF

 

Provides 2000mcg of MTHF

Provides 2000mcg of Methylfolate

 

Testing for a genetic mutation is something that your physician can order for you.  Next time you are at your physician’s office have them check for this mutation.

 

Better behavior starts with better sleep

Do you think more sleep would make a difference?   Do you remember when you could get by on a few hours of sleep and not feel it much?  If you are like me that was a long time ago.

For many, sleep is difficult to come by.  Uninterrupted sleep is nearly impossible.  With our hectic schedules, poor dietary habits, and no time for exercise, sleep is one of the most common issues that we hear from our patients.

Welcome to the Regel home.  We have three children at our house.  Our youngest is 5 and we are finally getting consistent sleep more often than not.  I am often times blind to my issues when I don’t get enough sleep, but there is no way you can be blind to the lack of sleep in our children.  We have “Meany”, “Whiney” and “Whiney Jr.” in our house.  One of our children “Meany”, is able to develop a killer attitude towards the rest of the family.  “Whiney” and “Whiney Jr.” have a knack for finding a way to complain and gripe at every little thing.  Summer, my wife, can’t stand the whines and I about loose it when I see someone deliberately being mean.  Oh yea, before I forget, if our children are sleep deprived that usually means mom and dad are sleep deprived.  This situation of Meany, Whiney, and Whiney Jr. and “Mr. and Mrs. Have-No-Patience” lead to a not so lovely evening.

I have observed the following in our children and it may translate to you as it does to Summer and I.

  1. Enough sleep equals better behavior and improved work at school (more focus)
  2. Enough sleep equals better dietary habits (choose protein foods over carbohydrate foods)
  3. Enough sleep equals more exercise (higher activity or less computer/TV time)

As I observe these three areas of my children’s lives, I can see a need for more sleep in my life.  I definitely could use more focus, motivation to exercise, and reduced carbohydrate cravings.

So how much sleep is enough?  Many people I talk with say if they get 5 hours they are fine and they don’t see any benefit in getting more.  Studies have shown that 7 to 8 hours is a minimum.  By the way, that 7 to 8 hours is uninterrupted sleep.

Here is a starting point for those that want better sleep.

Better sleep with proper nutrients.

Better sleep with proper nutrients.

My first choice for patients that are having trouble sleeping is Magnesium Chelate.  This is easy to recommend because most of us are deficient.  How easy would it be to just replace what you are deficient and reap the benefits.  Here is a little info on our Magnesium Chelate.

This Magnesium is attached to an amino acid.  Attaching the Magnesium to an amino acid helps the body absorb the magnesium through the gastrointestinal tract.  Once inside the body the magnesium has the capability to perform several functions that can improve sleep.

  1. Muscle Relaxation – we all hold stress in the shoulders and neck area and relaxation of these muscles helps your whole body relax.  This is also the reason that this form of Magnesium can help with Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS).  We have several testimonials on how this simple mineral has helped our patients.
  2. Irregular heart beat – The “heart flutters” that many patients feel when they lay down can affect sleep and increase stress.  Magnesium can help regulate the heart flutters.
  3. Mood Stabilization – studies show that anxiety can be minimized with proper Magnesium balance.

The next item on my recommendation for improving sleep is Melatonin 3mg Long Acting.  Some patients may not be able to produce enough and can be deficient in Melatonin.  Melatonin generally drops as we age.  Since this hormone regulates the day and night cycle it is important to maintain an adequate level in the body.  Replacing this hormone is safe and with the proper amount can help patients with insomnia.

L-Theanine is an amino acid that is believed to be the component in green tea responsible for its relaxation effects.  We all hold tension and stress a little too much and adding the calming effect of L-Theanine can help us relax to the point of sleep.  L-Theanine can also improve the quality of sleep itself.  Many people report that L-Theanine makes falling asleep easier and faster.  It also extends the duration of deep sleep.  This is essential for those who typically wake up several times during the night.  L-Theanine can restore the wake cycle which makes the waking process easier.  No more grogginess!  Wouldn’t it be nice to feel rested every morning.  You can then begin the new day focused and calm, with the previous day’s stress having been reset to zero.

We are here to listen and recommend the appropriate sleep aid for you.  So stop taking those prescription sleeping pills and sleep better with what your body needs. We carry each one of these non-prescription items in our pharmacy and we can send these to your home.

 

 

 

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