Top supplements for sleep, digestion and increasing your iron!

TOP SUPPLEMENTS FOR SLEEP: –

Valerian-

  • It is a perennial flowering plants.
  • It has sedative properties.
  • Root is used to reap out sedative benefits.
  • Valerian extract causes sedation by increasing GABA levels in brain. GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter and if its levels go high, it has sedative effect.
  • Valerian destroys the enzyme that blocks GABA, hence gives a good night’s sleep!

Melatonin-

  • It is a natural hormone which is secreted by pineal gland. Pineal gland is inactive during the day and gets active at night.
  • It is responsible for inducing sleep in your body.
  • Melatonin remains in the blood for 12 hours and then goes off.
  • In people who are facing insomnia problems, melatonin secretion is disturbed.
  • Melatonin supplements can help this people in getting rid of insomnia.
  • It is an occasional sleeping aid

L-Tryptophan-

  • Essential amino acid.
  • Promotes sleep
  • Little amount of tryptophan found in protein foods
  • It is a precursor to serotonin (sleep inducing compound) and melatonin
  • For inducing sleep, it breaks the blood brain barrier.

Magnesium- calcium supplement-

  • It has neuroprotective effect
  • It helps in lowering brain temperature and slowing metabolic processes which can help you sleep better 

Theanine-

  • Amino acid found in green tea.
  • Helps in lowering down anxiety which interferes with sleep.

 Chamonile tea-

  • It has sedative properties.
  • Helps in calming nerves.
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Induces sleep

N – acetyl serotonin-

  • It is a naturally occurring chemical intermediate in biosynthesis of melatonin.
  • Sedative properties.
  • Enhances production of melatonin which induces sleep

  TOP SUPPLEMENTS FOR DIGESTION: –

Probiotics-

  • Improves gut health by increasing good gut microflora
  • These good microflora helps in smooth functioning of digestive system.
  • Helps in fighting against infections

 Licorice-

  • DGL (deglycyrrhizinated licorice) is the active ingredient in licorice which helps in maintaining good digestive health.
  • It also helps people deal with heartburn and constipation issues

 Peppermint oil-

  • Peppermint oil has been found beneficial for the issues such as irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion and heartburn

 Chamomile-

  • Chamomile is rich in essential oils which have proven benefits of maintaining digestive health.
  • It helps in easing bloating, gas, cramps and indigestion issues.

 L-glutamine-

  • It helps in strengthing the gut lining.

 Psyllium husk-

  • Also known as isabgol.
  • Fibre supplement
  • Heals constipation
  • Promotes effortless evacuation
  • Heals peptic ulcers

 Artichoke leaf extract-

  • Aids digestion
  • Excellent detoxifier
  • Rich in dietary fibre.
  • Helps in giving relief from flatulence issues.

 Haritaki powder-

  • Aids digestion
  • Helps in colon cleansing
  • Excellent detoxifier

 Organic triphala-

  • Detoxifier
  • Helps in colon cleanising
  • Laxative
  • Helps in curing constipation

 Ginger powder-

  • Relieves bloating
  • Aids digestion
  • Prevents irritable bowel syndrome
  • Prevents gastritis
  • Prevents diarrhoea
  • Helps in dealing with indigestion

TOP SUPPLEMENTS FOR IRON

Ferrous bisglycinate & Ferrous fumarate-

  • More readily used and easily tolerated by the body.

 Mustard greens-

  • Riches natural plant sources of iron

 Vitamin c-

  • Helps in increasing body’s iron absorption ability

 Folic acid-

  • Maintains homocysteine levels that are already within normal range

 Acerola cherry concentrate and spinach dehydrate-

  • Provide added benefits of phytonutrients

 

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Dt.Trishala Chopra

With varied degrees, Trishala Chopra gets a complete hold in her subject! She is currently pursuing her doctorate in the field of alternative therapies and her diploma in sports nutrition. Her knowledge in the field of naturopathy,yoga, ayurveda, clinical nutrition, nutraceuticals makes her a complete package of knowledge!

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