One of the most critical aspects of training, nutrition and recovery is sleep!
Ensuring you have the ability to both get to sleep with ease, but also stay asleep in a deep and restful manner is extremely important for ensuring the hormonal milieu we all have is optimised.
Reduced sleep quantity and quality may lead to poor hormonal control, which can exacerbate the negative adaptations your body is subjected to after heavy intense training and day to day life.
Now not everyone can get the standardised 8 hours in a night, which means the quality of sleep must be paramount.
Utilising key ingredients designed to induce deep restorative sleep, Fade Out enhances the quality of sleep, which may result in achieving a state of vivid dreaming and enhanced recovery due to an improved positive environment associated with restorative sleep.
Fade Out is designed to maximise sleep quality, ensuring recovery is improved, stress is reduced and general wellbeing is increased.
Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA)
GABA is known for being a Central Nervous System neurotransmitter inhibitor, meaning it blocks the function of neurotransmitters, which are traditionally excitatory in nature and leads to a feeling of calmness and relaxation.
Utilising GABA prior to sleep may aid in enhancing neuro-cranial levels of GABA and thus a reduction in excitatory action, which can enhance the easiness of falling asleep.
4-Amino-3-Phenyl Butyric Acid (Phenibut)
Following the release of GABA, cranial conversion begins and results in increased levels of Phenibut, which has been linked to the sedative response in the brain responsible for both inducing and maintaining deep sleep. Used in eastern block countries for the support and control of anxiety related symptoms, Phenibut crosses the blood brain barrier far more effectively than GABA when consumed orally and has been linked to inducing higher quality sleep, which allows for a far stronger response of the immune system, leading to improved recovery.
Mucuna Pruriens (15% L-Dopa)
Containing natural levels of L-Dopa (levodopa), Mucuna Pruriens acts upon the brain via the delivery of L-Dopa, which is a direct precursor to the neurotransmitter Dopamine. Increasing levels of Dopamine has been linked to supporting mood and may aid in increasing the quality of sleep.
Valerian Root Extract
Commonly used as an anti-anxiety extract, Valerian is derived from a brown tea plant that can either be chewed or brewed for drinking purposes and has been linked to increased sleep quality due to its positive effect on relaxation.
Ensuring high quality sleep should be of critical importance to anyone looking to enhance muscle growth, reduce inflammation and improve recovery.