Vitamin & Mineral Supplements that Aid Sleeping
Adding vitamins and minerals to your existing diet, may help you find relief from sleeplessness. You may be one of those people who are not getting enough of certain vitamins and minerals that are needed for sleeping well. If you have a deficiency, one of these nutritional supplements may help:
Calcium. Too little calcium in your diet can cause the inability to sleep. Combine a daily 600mg supplement with food for the best effect.
Magnesium. A deficiency in magnesium can cause nervousness resulting in shallow sleeping and the inability to stay asleep. A supplement of 250g taken daily, or the addition of magnesium-rich foods such as almonds, kelp and wheat bran can help.
Vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine). Vitamin B-6 is needed to produce the levels of serotonin required by the body to trigger sleep. The recommended dosage of B-6 is 50-100mg daily, and can be taken in nutritional yeast form and mixed into a glass of fruit juice.
Vitamin B-12 (cobalamin). If you don’t get enough B-12, you may experience grogginess, confusion, or memory loss, and insomnia. B-12 is often combined with B-5, and is found naturally in wheat germ, bananas, peanuts and sunflower seeds. If taken as a supplement, the recommended dosage is 25mg per day.
Vitamin B-5 (pantothenic acid). Too little B-5 can cause insomnia and tiredness. Vitamin B-5 works as an anxiety reducer, and a daily dose of 100mg is recommended.
Folic acid. The synthetic supplement of folic acid is processed by the body more effectively than folic acid found in nature. Too little folic acid can cause insomnia. Foods containing folic acid include leafy roughage, orange juice, beans and fortified breakfast cereal. The recommended dosage is 400mg per day.
Copper. According to a recent study, pre-menopausal women with a deficiency in copper commonly have difficulty falling asleep. In this study, women taking 2mg of copper daily fell asleep quicker and felt more refreshed when waking. A good way to include more copper in your diet is by eating cooked oysters and lobster.
GenF20. One of the best options in aiding the ability to sleep is taking Human Growth Hormone supplements. When you take these HGH supplements, you do not literally consume actual growth hormones. Instead, what you take in are “precursors” that aid the pituitary gland to produce hormones that are helpful in maintaining the human body in the peak of its performance state. In particular, the GenF20 HGH Releaser supplement uses Glutamine, Ornithine, and Arginine all of which belong under the “L” amino acids group in aiding the pituitary gland. One of the benefits is better sleeping.
A balanced diet is the best way to combat most vitamin deficiencies. You can try adding a few vitamin or mineral supplements to see if you notice a substantial difference. If you do not see a notable change, stop supplementing and focus on eating well and exercising regularly.
Disclaimer: This information is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always consult your doctor or health care specialist for personal medical advice.