The Sandman Difference – Ingredients
Liposomal technology is taking the nutrition world by storm but what exactly is it?
The short of it is liposomes are a “lecithin” which is a fat that is essential in the cells of the body. When you wrap a nutrient, amino acid or hormone such as melatonin inside of a liposome, it engulfs and protects the nutrient as its quickly transported to the intestines where it is released for rapid absorption.
For comparison, only about 15% of standard melatonin supplement is absorbed by the body and it can take a very long time for even that tiny amount to be absorbed.
However, when melatonin is wrapped in a liposome, it is designed for enhanced absorption and nearly instantaneous effect.
All liposomes are not created equal!
True liposomal technology is unmatched in its nutrient delivering ability; however, it is not cheap to manufacture and some companies cut corners.
Alpha Wolf Nutrition manufactures Sandman with liposomes using no heat, no high pressure and as small as 50 nanometers!
Exactly how big is a nanometer you are probably wondering. To try and put it in perspective the prefix “nano” means one-billionth, or 10-9; therefore, one nanometer is one-billionth of a meter and a standard sheet of paper is about 100,000 nanometers thick.
We are extremely proud of our groundbreaking, liposomal technology, designed to give you the best nights sleep you have ever experienced.
Melatonin is needed by our body to help regulate our body’s circadian rhythm (internal clock) which tells us when its time to go to sleep and when to wake up.
Melatonin is well studied but one of the most recent studies was in 2012 when researchers found that melatonin improved both sleep quality and length as well as morning alertness, and health-related quality of life. (study)
GABA or scientifically known as “Gamma-Aminobutyric acid” functions as a neurotransmitter and it facilities communications among brain cells. One of its chief responsibilities is to actually limit the activity of neurons in both the brain and central nervous system.
This is why it is known to work so well at increasing relaxation and reducing stress.
In fact, in a recent (2008) study, researchers discovered that there is a direct correlation between insomnia, disruptive sleep and reduced brain GABA. (study)
L-theanine is an amino acid found in tea and actually works to promote increased levels of GABA.
L-theanine also appears to trigger the release of “alpha waves”, brain waves which are present during the REM cycle of sleep and have been shown to enhance relaxation and focus. (study)
Glutathione is a small tripeptide molecule and often referred to as a “master antioxidant” and it helps to detoxify the body and reduce oxidative stress.
Side note: Antioxidants also help protect and strengthen cell walls which may help give your skin a younger, healthier look.
However, dietary glutathione is poorly absorbed by the body due to rapid oxidation (study), which is why it’s so important to wrap this key nutrient in a liposome for far superior absorption.
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