The Ten Best Sleep Supplements

Quality sleep is a critical component of healthy living. Sleep is important for clearing the metabolic load in the brain that accumulates over the course of the day. It also aids in muscle repair following exercise or strenuous activity, and blood vessel growth. However, in the hustle and bustle of this modern life, sleep isn’t always prioritized by people. Additionally, …

Waking up to the Sleep Supplement Industry

You may have noticed that increasingly more people are using sleep supplements as a part of their daily routine. So why has the sleep supplement industry exploded in recent years? The answer is rather simple: we just aren’t getting the quality of sleep we need, or enough of it. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, one in three …

What can DMAE do for your body?

DMAE (Dimethylaminoethanol) is an organic amino acid compound that is produced in the brain. DMAE boosts the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Acetylcholine has functions in both the peripheral nervous system (PNS) and the central nervous system (CNS). In the peripheral nervous system, acetylcholine is responsible for activation of muscles while in the central nervous system, it supports cognitive functions of the brain. …

5-HTP & GABA: The Dynamic Duo of Deep Sleep

5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is a naturally occurring amino acid that works in the brain and central nervous system in the production of the chemicals serotonin and melatonin. Serotonin and melatonin are two of the most important brain chemicals for regulating the sleep/wake cycle. “Lifestyle choices like constant travel and an erratic sleep schedule can disrupt serotonin production. When serotonin levels are …

What is Alpha GPC and Why is it in PowerUP?

Alpha-glycerophosphocholine (Alpha-GPC) is a cholinergic compound – fancy words meaning that it increases acetylcholine in the brain. Increased acetylcholine can lead to improvements in muscle power and contraction, increased reflexes, as well as enhanced focus and memory. Enhanced Power Alpha-GPC has the ability to enhance growth hormone production, leading to enhanced power output.1 A recent study showed that subjects given 600mg …