Natural Remedies

Thu, Jun 4, 2009


Herbs and Alternative Supplements. Are they natural remedies for insomnia?

Choosing herbal remedies for treatment is quite popular for many people suffering insomnia. In general, some remedies, such as lemon balm or chamomile tea are harmless. Others can produce more serious side effects and interactions.

Since consistent dosage of herbs and supplements are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it is difficult to know if you are getting them in sufficient amount. Controversially, the usefulness of herbal remedies has not been evaluated by the FDA. Consult with your family doctor or healthcare professional if you are planning to use herbal remedy. In fact, which might be unknown to you, they may impact on some prescribed medications. For example, St. John’s Wort, also known as Tipton’s Weed or Klamath weed, can most definitely limit the helpfulness of many prescribed medications, such as: birth control pills, blood thinners, and some anticancer medications 

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Natural Sleep Supplements

The following list of natural sleep supplements very demanding in variety of health stores:




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Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6



Vitamin B12



The recommended daily dose of magnesium supplement is 250g daily. Nervousness is known as a result of magnesium deficiency preventing you from sleeping. That is why a magnesium supplement can be beneficial in helping you achieving a good night rest. From several studies there have been observed that low levels of magnesium in human blood can lead to a lighter sleep forcing you to be awaken more often during the night. One beneficial method to acquire magnesium is by adding foods to your diet rich with magnesium. The following foods are high in magnesium: almonds, blackstrap molasses, cashews, kelp, and wheat bran.

Vitamin B5 is a good help in reducing stress and even eliminating anxiety. An excellent sources of vitamin B12 and B5 can obtained from bananas, peanuts, sunflower seeds, tuna, walnuts, wheat germ, and whole grains. 

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine): A dose from 50 to 100mg of Vitamin B6 daily can help to protect you from insomnia.

Seratonin is required for creating a hormone melatonin, whereby vitamin B6 is required to produce this seratonin.

In order to add vitamin B6 into your diet you need a tablespoon or so of nutritional yeast by mixing yeast with a glass of fruit juice.

Vitamin B12 is also a very important supplement in curing insomnia. The following symptoms are the result of the absence of this vitamin in your body: confusion, memory loss, and a sensation of weariness, apathy, and exhaustion.

It is recommended that in order to get the maximum results of this vitamin, the daily dosage should be 25.0 mg. It can be also combined with other vitamins.

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