Updated: Jun 23, 2020
Who haven’t felt the last few days under pressure of finishing that deadline at work, responding to all the nowadays social media demand, getting into a better lifestyle, fitting into the new standard norms of society or even simply trying to be a perfect person for your beloved ones?
Have these fast and turbelent times troubled your sleep quality? Have you been feeling tired even though after getting 7-9 hours sleep? Have you been experiencing afternoon deeps and feeling like having a nap in the middle of the day? Have you noticed a considerable drop in your libido as well?
If you answered yes to some, of even all, of these questions, you would benefit reading the rest of this short article which will give you an effective supplement combination to support and improve sleep quality and energy level through a real boost in the testosterone level.
I have already using these combination of supplements with some of my clients for years and truly see always a great results. Remember that energy level and sleep issues can have despicably many factors which could be the causes of the problem. Therefore consult with your doctor always before beginning with any alternative treatment.
The substances in these combination are Mucuna Pruriens, containing L-Dopa and magnesium citramate.
What Can You Do to Improve Sleep?
Before trying any sleep supplements for curing insomnia, I recommend fixing your diet.
Often times, a real clean food approach is all you need to get your sleep back in check.
You probably already know that stress can make it hard to sleep. And, as the National Sleep Institute points out, lack of sleep can cause stress — so it is a terrible vicious cycle. These stress management techniques can help get things going back in the right direction as well.
Obviously, you’ll also want to avoid caffeine and alcohol and try to stick to a set bedtime routine.
But what if even after several days of doing all the obvious things you’re still dragging? If you’re tossing and turning and not able to get some actual shuteye, then it is time to turn to sleep supplements.
1) Mucuna Pruriens
Mucuna pruriens is high in L-dopa, the precursor to mood-boosting dopamine (1). Mucuna has been used to relieve the symptoms of Parkinson’s related to low dopamine, a discovery that later led to researchers manufacturing synthetic L-dopa as a treatment. Even if you’re in good shape cognitively, mucuna can give you a boost in mood.
L-DOPA (L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine) is a naturally occurring dietary supplement and psychoactive drug found in certain kinds of food and herbs (e.g., Mucuna pruriens, or velvet bean), and is synthesized from the amino acid L-tyrosine in the mammalian body and brain. L-DOPA is the precursor to the neurotransmitters dopamine, norepinephrine (noradrenaline), and epinephrine (adrenaline) collectively known as catecholamines.
Aside from its natural and essential biological role, L-DOPA is also used in the clinical treatment of Parkinson’s disease and dopamine-responsive dystonia. When used in a pharmaceutical context, the INN designation ‘levodopa’ is normally used.
Dose: 100-200 mg
Time taken: with food after dinner
The best form of magnesium that I’ve come across is called magnesium citramate.
Magnesium citramate is a form of magnesium that absorbs well in the body, and provides you with nearly instant results, the very same night that you take it.
It's essential for human health and is used in over 600 cellular reactions throughout your body (2).
In fact, every cell and organ need this mineral to function properly. It contributes to bone health, as well as proper brain, heart and muscle function (3).
Magnesium supplements have been linked to a number of benefits, including fighting inflammation, relieving constipation and lowering blood pressure (4, 5).
Magnesium stimulates GABA and melatonin release, helping you fall asleep faster, reach deeper phases of sleep, and wake up less at night (1). You’ll feel it within a few minutes. Magnesium also prevents muscle cramps while you sleep.
Dose: 400-600 mg
Time taken: Before bed (empty stomach)
These two substances may improve your sleep. This combination plays an important role in your nervous system, helping to activate mechanisms that quiet and calm you. It may also help relieve anxiety and depression, which can interfere with sleep.
If you'd like to try magnesium for sleep, start off by increasing your intake from whole foods.