Powered By Plants, Backed By Science
As doctors and clinicians at Florx, we believe that plant-based products have an important role in modern healthcare. But, we want you to experience that for yourself.
Every ingredient in Deep Sleep is 100% natural and has been scientifically researched & hand-picked to support a night of healthy, quality rest & recovery.
But we're transparent with you too, so we're uncovering all of our secrets and breaking down the key ingredients that are in this bottle.
This is our star ingredient! Terpenes, and other botanical plants, can have sedative or energising effects. Some other terpenes even have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that reduce inflammation and ease the pain for good night sleep. The different types of terpenes that that research has shown may help patients with insomnia and sleep disorders include caryophyllene, nerolidol, myrcene, terpinolene, linalool, and pinene.
Terpenes work by enhancing the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) neurotransmitters in the brain, facilitating communication between brain cells. This can have a sedative effect and help calm the brain, lower stress and anxiety and promote sleep. Our blend of terpenes work exceptionally well with the other well-known rest-supporting ingredients, passionflower, hops and valerian root.
Passionflower is a native plant in South America which has been used for medicinal purposes since the 16th century! Scientific research shows that passionflower can help support sleep, anxiety and certain forms of pain. It contains a compound called chrysin which enhances the GABA receptors in the brain and lowers brain activity, telling the body to relax and feel calm.
In a 2017 lab experiment, researchers found that passionflower enhances short wave sleep (i.e., deep sleep) and reduces rapid eye movement sleep. Rats that took the passionflower in the experiment also had a shorter time to falling asleep. Another experiment also found that passionflower extract improved sleep latency and sleep duration.
You may have more commonly heard of hops when making beer, but they can help with sleep too! In fact, they have sedative properties which can help to relax the body, curb restlessness and support healthy sleeping patterns.
Hops contain substances that enhance key molecules in sleep regulation, such as the level of GABA, serotonin and melatonin. A placebo-controlled clinical trial showed that hops was more effective in improving sleep in patients with insomnia when combined with valerian, making the combination synergistically more effective.
Valerian root has a long history of use as a traditional sedative medicine to help sleep. Valerian contains a chemical compound called valerenic acid that can affect the GABA receptors responsible for sleep regulation. As valerenic acid increases the amount of GABA in the brain, it has a calming effect on the body.
According to a 2021 study, valerian root was found to help improve sleep quality for haemodialysis patients. It's considered a safe herbal ingredient for patients with mild to moderate insomnia. In other research, findings showed that valerian improves sleep quality for postmenopausal women experiencing insomnia. Valerian may be used as a herbal alternative to benzodiazepines with no "hangover effect" in the morning. Valerian has also been trialled for anxiety, stress, depression, and many other conditions but the research is inconclusive.
Medicines by plants, driven by science.
Plants have been used for medicine for thousands of years. Florx combines scientific research with 100% plant-based ingredients to bring you effective products that improve your quality of life.
The ingredient profile in all our products are researched individually and then selected by our doctors and specialist team to provide effective relief for your concerns. We're aspiring to provide transparent and scientific support, naturally.
Article by Florx Health