Breakthrough DREAMZZZ by Breakthrough Labz
Acknowledge the importance of sleep for reaching your goals! Now available…Breakthrough DREAMZZZ
Sleep better, recover faster, lose more weight, and reach your goals quicker
Breakthrough DREAMZZZ was designed to help relax your mind and muscles to put you into a deeper sleep, allowing you to recover and lose weight while you sleep, while being more energized during the day.
Benefits of Breakthrough DREAMZZZ:
- Improve depth and duration of sleep
- Helps your body and mind relax
- Increases dopamine and adrenaline hormones
- Improves muscle recovery and metabolism
You may start with half of a scoop of Breakthrough DREAMZZZ if you have a low tolerance to sleep aids. Adjust dosage based off sleep patterns and needs. Taking consistently every night before bed will yield best results and help your body get into a regular sleep and recovery routine.
The Ingredient Breakdown
500mg Magnesium Chelate
400mg Valerian Root Extract
200mg Deer Antler Velvet
30mg Zinc Orotate
12mg Vitamin B6
Gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA, is a neurotransmitter that sends chemical messages through the brain and the nervous system, and is involved in regulating communication between brain cells.
The role of GABA is to inhibit or reduce the activity of the neurons or nerve cells.
GABA plays an important role in behavior, cognition, and the body's response to stress.
Research suggests that GABA helps to control fear and anxiety when neurons become overexcited.
Lower-than-normal levels of GABA in the brain have been linked to schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders.
Tyrosine is an amino acid that is naturally produced in the body from another amino acid called phenylalanine.
It’s found in many foods, especially in cheese, where it was first discovered. In fact, “tyros” means “cheese” in Greek.
It is also found in chicken, turkey, fish, dairy products and most other high-protein foods.
Tyrosine helps make several important substances, including:
- Dopamine: Dopamine regulates your reward and pleasure centers. This important brain chemical is also important for memory and motor skills.
- Adrenaline and noradrenaline: These hormones are responsible for the fight-or-flight response to stressful situations. They prepare the body to “fight” or “flee” from a perceived attack or harm.
- Thyroid hormones: Thyroid hormones are produced by the thyroid gland and primarily responsible for regulating metabolism.
- Melanin: This pigment gives your skin, hair and eyes their color. Dark-skinned people have more melanin in their skin than light-skinned people.
It’s also available as a dietary supplement. You can purchase it alone or blended with other ingredients, such as in a pre-workout supplement.
Supplementing with tyrosine is thought to increase levels of the neurotransmitters dopamine, adrenaline and norepinephrine.
By increasing these neurotransmitters, it may help improve memory and performance in stressful situations.
L-DOPA, a precursor of dopamine, has been the gold standard for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
L-DOPA is an amino acid also known as levodopa or L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine. It is naturally produced in animals and plants. In humans, it is produced from the amino acid L-tyrosine.
It has been the prime treatment for Parkinson’s disease since the 1960s. It increases dopamine levels in the brain, which provides relief of Parkinson’s symptoms.
But the benefits of L-DOPA go beyond Parkinson’s disease. They include improved sexual function, mental alertness, motivation, and sleep. It is also able to relieve pain and help with weight loss, while mixed effects were reported in depression, anxiety, and oxidative stress. In addition, it can be used as a “smart drug,” given its positive effects on cognitive function in healthy individuals.
Besides common medications, L-DOPA can be obtained from multiple natural sources, such as the plant Mucuna pruriens.
L-Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that the body requires to synthesize proteins and specialized molecules such as the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin appears to play significant roles in sleep, emotional moods, pain control, inflammation, intestinal peristalsis, and other body functions.
There are a number of health benefits from the naturally-occurring tryptophan found in foods. Most of these health benefits come from the potential increase of niacin and thus serotonin. The benefits from more serotonin include promoting healthier and better quality sleep, relief from depression and anxiety, increased emotional well-being, and managing pain tolerance.
500mg Magnesium Chelate
Nearly 60 percent of Americans don't consume enough magnesium, reports the U.S. Department of Agriculture. While a diet with plenty of whole grains, dark green leafy vegetables, nuts and beans can help most people fulfill their daily allowance, some individuals, including diabetics and those with kidney disease or digestive disorders, may need a magnesium supplement. These supplements are available as various forms of chelated magnesium.
Chelated magnesium means the mineral is bound to a negatively charged group, or anion, in two or more places. Some examples of commercially available magnesium chelates include magnesium citrate, magnesium lactate and magnesium gluconate. When minerals such as magnesium are chelated, they are more likely to survive the passage from the stomach to the small intestines intact. Because of this, more magnesium from the chelated variety will be absorbed in the intestinal tract than magnesium that is nonchelated.
The University of Michigan reports that supplementing with magnesium may help lower your risk of congestive heart failure and heart arrhythmia, or irregular heart rate. It may also aid in the treatment of type-1 and type-2 diabetes, reduce the frequency and severity of migraine headaches and prevent menstrual symptoms like uterine cramps. Magnesium helps build and maintain strong bones, and taking chelated magnesium supplements may decrease the risk of osteoporosis. In addition, supplemental magnesium may prevent hypertension and depression.
400mg Valerian Root Extract
Valerian root contains a number of compounds that may promote sleep and reduce anxiety.
These include valerenic acid, isovaleric acid and a variety of antioxidants.
Valerian has received attention for its interaction with gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a chemical messenger that helps regulate nerve impulses in your brain and nervous system.
Researchers have shown that low GABA levels related to acute and chronic stress are linked to anxiety and low-quality sleep.
Valerenic acid has been found to inhibit the breakdown of GABA in the brain, resulting in feelings of calmness and tranquility. This is the same way anti-anxiety medications like Valium and Xanax work.
Valerian root also contains the antioxidants hesperidin and linarin, which appear to have sedative and sleep-enhancing properties.
Many of these compounds may inhibit excessive activity in the amygdala, a part of the brain that processes fear and strong emotional responses to stress.
One study found that treating mice with valerian improved their response to physical and psychological stress by maintaining levels of serotonin, a brain chemical involved in mood regulation.
Moreover, researchers have shown that isovaleric acid may prevent sudden or involuntary muscle contractions similar to valproic acid, a medication used to treat epilepsy.
Staying calm while under stress can be difficult.
Research suggests that valerian root may help ease anxious feelings that occur in response to stressful situations.
In one study, rats treated with valerian root prior to a maze experiment displayed significantly less anxious behavior than rats given alcohol or no treatment.
A study in healthy adults given challenging mental tests found that a combination of valerian and lemon balm reduced anxiety ratings. However, an extremely high dose of the supplement actually increased anxiety ratings.
In addition to decreasing anxiety in response to acute stress, valerian root may also help with chronic conditions characterized by anxious behaviors, such as generalized anxiety disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
In an eight-week controlled study of adults with OCD, the group who took valerian extract on a daily basis showed a significant reduction in obsessive and compulsive behaviors when compared to the control group.
What's more, unlike many of the medications commonly used to treat OCD, valerian didn't cause any significant side effects.
Another study suggests that children who have trouble maintaining focus or experience hyperactive behaviors may benefit from valerian.
In this controlled study of 169 elementary school children, a combination of valerian and lemon balm improved focus, hyperactivity and impulsiveness by more than 50% among children with the most severe symptoms.
Sleep disorders are extremely common.
It's estimated that about 30% of people experience insomnia, meaning they have difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or achieving high-quality, restorative sleep.
Research suggests that taking valerian root may reduce the amount of time it takes to fall asleep, as well as improve sleep quality and quantity.
In a controlled study of 27 young and middle-aged adults with sleep difficulties, 24 people reported improved sleep and 12 of those reported "perfect sleep" after taking 400 mg of valerian root.
Slow-wave sleep, also known as deep sleep, is important for repairing and recharging your body so you wake up feeling well-rested and energetic.
One study in adults with insomnia found that a single dose of valerian allowed them to achieve deep sleep 36% faster. Additionally, the time they spent in deep sleep increased during 14 days of taking valerian.
Valerian may also help people who have insomnia after they stop taking benzodiazepines, sedative medications that may lead to dependence over time.
In a study of people who had withdrawal symptoms related to stopping benzodiazepines after long-term use, significant improvements in sleep quality were reported after two weeks of valerian treatment.
Although most research looking at valerian's effects on sleep has been conducted in adults, there are a few studies suggesting children who have trouble sleeping may also benefit from it.
In a small eight-week study of developmentally delayed children with sleeping disorders, valerian reduced the time it took to fall asleep, increased total sleep time and led to better sleep.
Phenibut is a chemical similar to a brain chemical called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). It is used as a recreational drug and as a medicine.
Phenibut is used for anxiety, fear, trouble sleeping (insomnia), tension, stress, fatigue, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, alcoholism, and irregular heartbeat. It is also used for improving memory, learning, and thinking.
Phenibut is similar to the brain chemical called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). Research in humans shows that it might decrease anxiety and have other effects on the body.
200mg Deer Antler Velvet
Deer velvet covers the growing bone and cartilage that develops into deer antlers. People use deer velvet as medicine for a wide range of health problems.
Deer velvet is used to boost strength and endurance, improve the way the immune system works, counter the effects of stress, and promote rapid recovery from illness. It is also used at the onset of winter to ward off infections.
Other uses include treatment of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, migraines, muscle aches and pains, asthma, indigestion, weak bones (osteoporosis), headache, liver and kidney disorders, cold hands and feet, soreness and weakness in the lower back and knees, chronic skin ulcers, and overactive bladder. It is also used to promote youthfulness, sharpen thinking skills, protect the liver from toxins, stimulate production and circulation of blood, and increase the number of red blood cells.
Some people use deer velvet to increase levels of certain sex hormones (estrogenand testosterone), improve fertility, increase interest in sexual activity (as an aphrodisiac), and treat male sexual performance problems (erectile dysfunction, ED). Women use deer velvet to reduce the dose of estrogen they need in hormone replacement therapy. They also use it for menstrual and menopause problems, vaginal discharges, and uterine bleeding.
In children, deer velvet is used as a tonic for children with “failure to thrive,” mental retardation, learning disabilities, slow growth, or bone problems including rickets.
In herbal combinations, deer velvet is used to improve athletic performance; to improve eyesight and hearing; to reduce stress; and to treat arthritis, osteoporosis, “tired blood” (anemia), women’s reproductive disorders including premenstrual syndrome (PMS), ED, and skin conditions. Herbal combinations including deer velvet are also used to increase blood circulation to the brain and to delay or reduce signs of aging such as tissue, bone, and muscle degeneration, and declining mental skills.
The use of velvet antler was scientifically supported in compliance with FDA regulations for its beneficial effects in treating arthritis. Other therapeutically valuable actions include immune stimulation, antiaging, protective and rejuvenating effects, and beneficial effects in blood and circulation.
Theanine is an amino acid (a building block for proteins) found in green tea.
People use theanine for treating anxiety and high blood pressure, for preventing Alzheimer’s disease, and for making cancer drugs more effective.
Theanine has a chemical structure very similar to glutamate, a naturally occurring amino acid in the body that helps transmit nerve impulses in the brain. Some of the effects of theanine appear to be similar to glutamate, and some effects seem to block glutamate.
Research indicates that L-theanine promotes relaxation without drowsiness. Many people take L-theanine to help ease stress and unwind.
Some research indicates that L-theanine could be beneficial for a good night’s sleep. Researchers in one study found that doses of 250 mg and 400 mg of L-theanine greatly improved sleep in animals and humans.
Also, 200 mg of L-theanine was shown to reduce resting heart rate, pointing to its ability to promote relaxation.
L-theanine may also help boys diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) sleep better.
A 2011 study looked at the effects of L-theanine on 98 boys aged 8 to 12. A randomized group was given two 100 mg chewable tablets of L-theanine twice daily. The other group received placebo pills.
After six weeks, the group taking L-theanine was found to have had longer, more restful sleep. While the results are promising, more research is needed before it can be proven as safe and effective, especially for children.
Other research found that L-theanine improved sleep quality for those diagnosed with schizophrenia.
30mg Zinc Orotate
Zinc Orotate is a mineral salt found in the human body in trace amounts. Discovered by Dr. Hans Nieper, each molecule of zinc orotate is composed of two molecules of orotic acid and one zinc atom.
This innovative German doctor found that this particular form of zinc is more readily absorbed by the human body, and thus more indicative for the treatment and prevention of disease. Nieper also showed that zinc orotate, when compared to zinc carbonates, chlorides and sulfates, provided increased bioavailability in the body.
Many of us are aware that zinc is an essential element for humans and all living things. But, what few of us are aware of is the fact that many forms of zinc supplementation are not absorbed within the cellular membrane.
Research shows that zinc orotate, which is essentially a chelated form of zinc, can enhance absorption through cellular membranes.
Research from Dr. Nieper has shown that zinc orotate, when compared to other forms of zinc, are more neutrally charged, a process that allows the zinc to pass seamlessly through the cell membrane. This allows the human body to receive the largest serving of zinc.
10 Health Benefits Of Zinc Orotates
- Strong Antioxidant
- Helps Heal Wounds
- Promotes Cardiovascular Health
- Helps Side Effects of Radiation Therapy
- Helps Balance the Effects of Alcohol
- Fights Reoccurring Blemishes
- Relation to Diabetic Cardiomyopathy
- Encourages Normal Bones and Joints
- Promotes Liver Health
- Reduction in the Progression of Macular Degeneration
12mg Vitamin B6
Vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, is one of eight vitamins in the B complex group. Even though it was discovered in 1932, scientists are still learning new things about it.
Most people get enough B6 in their diet, but if you are deficient in other B complex vitamins, such as folate and B12, you’re more likely to be deficient in vitamin B6 as well.
Vitamin B6 deficiency is more common in people with liver, kidney, digestive or autoimmune diseases, as well as smokers, obese people, alcoholics and pregnant women.
In your body, B6 is involved in more than 150 enzyme reactions. These help your body process the protein, carbs and fat you eat. B6 is also closely linked with the functions of your nervous and immune systems.
More recently, it’s been found that B6 has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This means that it may play a role in helping prevent chronic conditions like heart disease and cancer.
A vitamin B6 deficiency can leave you feeling unusually tired and sluggish.
A big reason is vitamin B6’s role in helping make hemoglobin. That’s the protein in your red blood cells that helps carry oxygen throughout your body.
If your cells don’t get enough oxygen because of too little hemoglobin, it’s called anemia. That can make you feel tired and weak.
There have been select cases of B6-related anemia in which taking the inactive pyridoxine hydrochloride (HCl) form of the vitamin didn’t help. However, supplementing with the body’s most active form of B6, called pyridoxal 5’-phosphate (PLP), resolved the anemia.
You can buy either form of B6 as a supplement, but pyridoxine HCl is more common and generally costs less than PLP.
Besides feeling tired from anemia, B6 deficiency could also potentially contribute to tiredness due to its role in making the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin.
Melatonin is a hormone in your body that plays a role in sleep. The production and release of melatonin in the brain is connected to time of day, increasing when it's dark and decreasing when it's light. Melatonin production declines with age.
Melatonin is also available as a supplement, typically as an oral tablet. Most melatonin supplements are made in a lab.
People commonly use melatonin for sleep disorders, such as insomnia and jet lag. Unlike with many sleep medications, you are unlikely to become dependent on melatonin, have a diminished response after repeated use (habituation) or experience a hangover effect.
Melatonin is a hormone made by the pineal gland. That's a pea-sized gland found just above the middle of your brain. It helps your body know when it's time to sleep and wake up.
Normally, your body makes more melatonin at night. Levels usually start to go up in the evening once the sun sets. They drop in the morning when the sun goes up. The amount of light you get each day -- plus your own body clock -- set how much your body makes.
You can also buy melatonin supplements. They come in pills, liquids, and chewables. You might find them in natural or synthetic forms. The natural forms are made from the pineal gland in animals.
People use melatonin when they have insomnia -- trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. They also take it for other sleep problems. This could include something called delayed sleep phase disorder. If you have that, falling asleep before 2 a.m. is tough. So is getting up in the morning.
Folks may also try it if they have jobs that disrupt typical sleep schedules, a condition called sleep work disorder.
It's used to treat or prevent jet lag, too. That's the tired, run-down feeling some get when they're traveling across time zones.
As a dietary supplement, take one (1) scoop with 8-12oz of water 30-60 minutes prior to bedtime, preferably taken on an empty stomach or at least 15 min after your last meal. DO NOT EXCEED one scoop in a 24 hr period.
For use by healthy adults only, not recommended for persons under the age of 18. Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing. Individuals should not consume other caffeinated products in conjunction with this product. Seek advice from a healthcare professional before taking if you have any preexisting medical condition to ensure it is safe to take this product. In case of accidental overdose, contact a poison control center immediately. Avoid alcohol or prescription stimulants while taking this product. Exceeding recommended serving will not improve results and may cause serious adverse health effects. Discontinue use and contact a licensed healthcare professional immediately if you experience an unusually rapid heartbeat, dizziness, severe headache, or shortness of breath. KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.