Tincture Tuesday: Slip Off Into a Blissful Slumber With Sweet Dreams

SweetDreamsTinctureEvery Tuesday, Dr. Mark (NPR, Foxnews.com) formulates a special tincture at a reduced rate for our Thriveology Community!All Thriveology tinctures are masterfully crafted with the best-sourced herbs, strictly of superior quality.

When it comes to health, sleep outranks exercise and even nutrition. Without optimized sleep, it’s impossible to thrive! “One in 3 patients in this office complain of insomnia, including difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, sleeping but waking unrested, or a combination of these problems. All of these issues mean that a person is not getting enough time in the most restful part of sleep—where the body does it’s repair, as well as unwinds from the day’s activities. Sleep is needed for immune function, cancer prevention, wound repair, proper cognitive function, and so much more! Some common causes of sleep disorders are altered circadian rhythms due to poor diet and lifestyle; hormonal imbalance; allergies; acid reflux; chronic pain; restless leg syndrome; and apnea. Beyond those issues, some people are simply prone to repetitive, anxious thoughts that make it difficult to fall asleep. This week, I’ve created a powerfully effective combination of herbs from all over the planet that will address each of these issues to help you fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake fully rested.” –

Dr. Mark, N.D., L.Ac.

What’s Inside:

Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm) – Known as nootropics, Lemon Balm, Kava Kava, Passion Flower, and Catnip all decrease anxiety and induce mental calmness. Nootropics are substances that improve brain function by bringing more circulation to the brain and shifting the brain’s electrical activity into different wavelengths.

Piper methysticum (Kava Kava) – A powerful herb that the Samoans have used for centuries ceremonially to enhance dreaming.

Passiflora incarnata (Passion Flower) – Passion flower addresses mental worry, overwork, and nervous system exhaustion. 

Nepeta cataria (Catnip) – Not just for cats, catnip is an herb that shifts the nervous system into parasympathetic mode, also known as “rest-and-digest”, which is what our bodies need to be in for sleep to occur.

Matricaria chamomilla (Chamomile) – Significantly reduces anxiety and is widely used in Europe instead of prescription medication.

Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy) – This plant helps you fall asleep, and improves both the quality of sleep and sleep latency.

Tilia vulgaris (Linden) – This herb is close to our hearts and to our office: there are 4 huge Linden trees right outside of Thriveology! Linden soothes the overactive mind that is prone to repetitive thoughts when trying to sleep, while also decreasing anxiety and increasing the period of deeper sleep.

Lavandula angustifolia(Lavender) – Lavender is a gentle nervous system tonic that increases the slow-wave sleep—the very deep sleep where our bodies fully relax and where our brains organize memories.

What You Can Expect: This tincture can take 30-60 minutes to kick in. Expect to feel calm and sleepy and to experience deeper sleep and a possible increase in dreams.

Contraindications: In general, anybody with a medical condition should check with their health care provider before taking herbs. Specifically, do not use if you are taking Coumadin, are lactating or pregnant. Tinctures do contain small amounts of alcohol so do not use if your are avoiding alcohol.

Dosage: The effect of tinctures are dose dependent, because each of us are unique. The average recommendation is 45-60 drops one hour before sleep. Can be repeated if you wake up. Maximum: 120 drops in a 24-hour period of time.

*For the greatest sleep benefit, do not exercise, consume caffeine, or be exposed to screens or bright lights before bed time.

To order Thriveology tinctures, please call (303) 636 – 0000

 

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