What is magnesium?
Magnesium is a nutrient that the body needs to stay healthy, and is vital for many physiological processes including regulating blood sugar levels and blood pressure, making protein, bone and DNA, and muscle and nerve function - specifically relaxation.
What is valerian root?
Valerian root is a herb often referred to as "nature's Valium," known to reduce nervousness, promote tranquility and improve quality of sleep.
What is melatonin?
Melatonin is a hormone made by the pineal gland, a small gland in the brain, that helps control your sleep and wake cycles.
Why are these three ingredients a woman’s best friend?
When paired together, these magnesium, valerian root and melatonin support relaxation and reduce stress, making it easier to fall and stay asleep. This is important because sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety. It’s key to everything.
Being mindful about magnesium
- The most common side effects of magnesium supplements are: stomach upset; nausea; vomiting and diarrhea (as nearly all forms of magnesium have a laxative effect)
Being mindful about valerian root
- Possible side effects may include: headache; upset stomach; thinking problems; dry mouth; strange dreams; or daytime drowsiness
Being mindful about melatonin
- The following side effects may occur when taking melatonin, however they go away when the supplement is no longer taken: sleepiness, lower body temperature; vivid dreams; morning grogginess; small changes in blood pressure