Insomnia? Natural Sleep Aid for Deeper Sleep
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Sleep Aid Benefits     Doctor Comments   Research Studies   Ingredients
 
  
Customer Testimonials   Directions for Use   Tips for Insomnia  

    
Calcium Comparisons   Why Take Liquid Minerals?   Numer of Milligrams    

   For some people, the bed time hour can mean blissfully falling into a deep
   and rejuvenating slumber and sleeping the whole night through.  But for
   others, it means yet another encounter with restlessness, sleeplessness,
   tension, and waking up during the night.

   Are you one of the millions of people who just can't seem to go to sleep?
   Do you have trouble staying asleep during the night?  Are you tired and  
   yawning during the day? Are you unable to do the things you want to 
   because you're just too exhausted?

   If any of this describes what you're going through, you may be suffering from
   one degree or another of a sleep disorder or insomnia.  Insomnia is
   defined as "An inability to fall asleep or remain asleep long enough to
   feel rested, especially when this problem continues over time."

   CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS:

   Ron Hartwell of Los Angeles, CA. says: "Sleep Minerals improves the quality
   and soundness of my sleep. My sleep is not as light or as easily interrupted
   as it was before. It's deeper. And I feel more rested with the same amount 
   of sleep."

   Sabrina of Phoenix, AZ. had been searching for a natural sleep aid for
   her father. She says: "My father was hooked on Ambien, a prescription
   sleeping drug, and the side effects weren't good. I checked on the Internet
   for other alternatives and came across Sleep Minerals.  My dad was willing
   to try something different - something natural. Now he says he’s getting the
   best sleep he's had in years. He always keeps some right by the bed.”

   Nancy Richardson of Burbank, CA. says: "The sleep formula put me to sleep
   pretty fast and I slept like a ROCK for about eight hours.  It was quite 
   beneficial. And I've been having trouble getting to sleep and staying that
   way but this was quite terrific!"

   Mary Lynne Wolfe of Minnesota says: "The Sleep Minerals are working
   great.  I’ve been a bit stressed and haven’t been getting the restful sleep I
   usually get.  I tried your sleep aid the last couple nights and found it's easy
   to use, has a mild taste, and works great.  I’m getting a sound night’s sleep
   again."
                                            
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SLEEP AID BENEFITS:

   Wouldn't it be wonderful to go to sleep and have a restful, deep sleep and
   wake up feeling refreshed in the morning?   Sleep Minerals is an all-natural
   combination of highly absorbable forms of calcium and magnesium -- the
   best-known minerals for relaxation. It features magnesium chloride and
   calcium lactate gluconate in a proprietary blend.

   Magnesium chloride crystals are made from sea water.  Separately, both
   magnesium and chloride have important functions in keeping us young and
   healthy. Chloride combines with hydrogen in the stomach to make
   hydrochloric acid, a powerful digestive enzyme that is responsible for the
   breakdown of proteins and the stimulation of starch-digesting enzymes.
   Magnesium is the mineral of rejuvenation as it prevents the calcification
   (hardening by calcium) of our organs and tissues. This calcification is a
   characteristic of age-related physical degeneration.

   Using other forms of magnesium salts is less advantageous because these
   have to be converted into chlorides in the body before they can be digested.
   For example, when we take magnesium in the oxide or carbonate form, we
   then need to produce additional hydrochloric acid to absorb it.

   In 1915, the French surgeon Pierre Delbet, M.D, did several studies with
   magnesium chloride and discovered that a variety of health benefits result
   from its use - including improved digestion, a stronger immune system,
   calmer nervous system, lower blood sugar levels, healthier bones, and
   stronger nails and hair.  According to Raul Vergini, M.D, when magnesium
   chloride is used for therapeutic purposes, a solution of it in water is
   recommended. 

  
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   Calcium lactate gluconate is a fine, white, odorless powder.  It is a relatively
   new form of calcium which is gaining popularity in the fortified beverages
   market because of its ability to readily dissolve in any temperatiure of liquid
   -- cold or hot. Magnesium chloride also fully dissolves in any temperature. 

   Calcium is directly related to our cycles of sleep. One study found that
   calcium levels were higher during some of the deepest levels of sleep, such
   as the rapid eye movement phase. 

   Of the two to three pounds of calcium contained in the average body, 99% is
   located in the bones and teeth. Besides strengthening bones and warding off
   osteoporosis, recent studies have reported that adequate calcium also helps
   to lower blood pressure, alleviate symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and
   menopause, and protect against colon cancer.

                                              
  
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   DOCTOR & NUTRITIONIST COMMENTS:

   James F. Balch, M.D., discusses some possible ways to help insomnia in his
   book "Prescription for Nutritional Healing".  He says: "A lack of the nutrients
   calcium and magnesium will cause you to wake up after a few hours and
   then not be able to return to sleep."

   William Sears, M.D. writes: "Calcium helps the brain use the amino acid
   tryptophan to manufacture the sleep-inducing substance melatonin. This
   explains why dairy products -- which contain both tryptophan and calcium --
   are one of the top sleep-inducing foods."

   The well-known nutritionist Adelle Davis writes about the role of calcium in 
   her book "Let's Eat Right to Keep Fit".   She discusses natural alternatives to
   help insomnia, and says: "A calcium deficiency often shows itself by
   insomnia, another form of an inability to relax.  The harm done by sleeping
   tablets, to say nothing of the thousands of dollars spent on them, could 
   largely be avoided if the calcium intake were adequate."
 

  
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RESEARCH STUDIES:

   Studies have proven the minerals magnesium and calcium to be particularly
   effective natural sleep remedies. Especially the forms used in Sleep
   Minerals.

   In a study of more than 200 patients, Dr. W. Davis used magnesium chloride
   as a possible means of combating insomnia and sleep disorders. The
   researcher reported that sleep was induced rapidly, was uninterrupted, and 
   waking tiredness disappeared in 99 percent of the patients. In addition,
   anxiety and tension diminished during the day. (W.H. Davis and F. Ziady, 
   "The Role of Magnesium in Sleep," Montreal Symposium, 1976.)

   In another study that compared four forms of magnesium preparations, the 
   results suggested a significantly higher availability and absorption from
   magnesium chloride. (Firoz M and Graber M. "Bioavailability of U.S.
   commercial magnesium preparation." Magnes Research  2001;14:257-62.)

                                                  
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   CALCIUM COMPARISONS:

   The ingredients in Sleep Minerals dissolve instantly in any temperature of
   water.  Beverages with calcium usually require a very soluble form of the
   mineral.  The table below compares the properties of calcium lactate
   gluconate to other commonly used soluble calcium salts in water (1 & 2).

Product

Calcium Content

Solubility (grams per liter of water)

Solubility (grams of calcium per liter)

Taste in water

Calcium Lactate Gluconate

13%

220

28.6

Neutral

Calcium Lactate

13%

66

9

Bitter at high amounts

Calcium Gluconate

9%

35

3

Neutral

Calcium Citrate

21%

1

.02

Neutral


   From this chart, one can see that 28.6 grams of actual calcium from calcium
   lactate gluconate are fully soluble in one liter of water, whereas only 3
   grams of calcium from calcium gluconate can dissolve. Therefore calcium
   lactate gluconate has a 10.5 times greater calcium absorption rate than
   calcium gluconate, and has 140 times greater absorbability than calcium
   citrate.

   References for chart:

   1) Dr. Gerhard Gerstner and Dr. Albert Reimann, “Innovations in Food
   Technology”, Issue 16, Aug. 2002.

   2) Lynn A. Kuntz, Food Product Design Magazine, “Elemental Calcium
   Facts”, Jan. 2003 Issue.

   SLEEP AID NGREDIENTS:

   Sleep Minerals is a liquid sleep aid that comes in powder form and contains
   a proprietary blend of calcium lactate gluconate, magnesium chloride and
   ascorbic acid (Vitamin C).  It has no other ingredients.  No fillers, flavorings,
   dairy, soy, wheat, gluten, preservatives or sugar. 

   WHY TAKE LIQUID MINERALS?

   Minerals that are fully dissolved in water are many times more potent and
   absorbable by the body than dry minerals. The most absorbable form of a
   mineral is the ionic mineral. An ionic mineral has a charge, either positive
   or negative, which means that the element has either one too many or one
   too few electrons. This unstable ionic state allows the element to bond
   readily with water, making it possible for the body to easily absorb it.  One
   study found that water borne magnesium is absorbed 30% better than
   magnesium in food.

   According to tests of calcium lactate gluconate -- the new advanced form of
   calcium used in Sleep Minerals, it is over ten times more soluble in water
   than ordinary kinds of calcium, such as calcium gluconate.  Magnesium
   chloride is also exceptionally soluble in water.

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   NUMBER OF MILLIGRAMS OF MINERALS:

   In every four ounces of Sleep Minerals there are 26 milligrams of calcium, 19
   milligrams of magnesium, and 100 milligrams of Vitamin C.   Note: These
   advanced minerals are many times more water-soluble and absorbable
   than ordinary forms.  So it’s best to determine your serving amount per the
   effects you notice, rather than by the milligrams.  See directions for use
   below.

   DIRECTIONS FOR USE:

   Sleep Minerals is easy to make and fast to absorb.  No need to boil water.  It
   has a mild lemony flavor. Each jar of Sleep Minerals has six small pouches
   of minerals in it.  Three pouches of calcium (with Vitamin C) and three
   pouches of magnesium. Each jar provides enough for three quarts of liquid.

   Simply pour one packet each of the calcium and magnesium into a quart or
   liter of spring or distilled water. Shake until clear. The calcium is a fine
   white powder and the magnesium looks like small crystals. There may be
   water droplets in the magnesium pouch, which is normal. If minerals stick to
   the pouch, pour a little water in to loosen them.

   Start with 1 tablespoon in the morning, without food. Take another
   tablespoon in the afternoon if desired.   For persistent insomnia, 
   also take 1 tablespoon about an hour before bedtime.  Reduce the serving
   size if you notice any non-optimum effects. If there are only beneficial
   effects, the serving size is correct.   Cover liquid and store in refrigerator
   Keep product out of reach of children.

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   TIPS FOR INSOMNIA:

   Some good general advice for getting a better night's sleep would be to
   reduce caffeine and sugar in the diet, improve the quality of your nutrition
   by eating more vegetables, and limit the use of alcohol.  Avoid tobacco too
   close to bedtime. Do some moderate, regular daily exercise that you enjoy,
   such as walking or bicycling. For consistency, try to go to bed at the same
   time each night.  Keep the bedroom temperature comfortably cool.  Use
   enough blankets to stay warm.

   ADDITIONAL REFERENCES:

   1. Hornyak M , Voderholzer U, Hohagen F, et al. Magnesium therapy for
   periodic leg movement-related insomnia and restless legs syndrome: an
   open pilot study. Sleep 1998;21:501-5.

   2. Rude RK. Magnesium deficiency: A cause of heterogeneous disease in
   humans. Journal of Bone Mineral Research 1998;13:749-58.

   3. Saris NE, Mervaala E, Karppanen H, Khawaja JA, Lewenstam A.
   Magnesium: an update on physiological, clinical, and analytical aspects.
   Clinica Chimica Acta 2000;294:1-26). (Journal of the American College of
   Nutrition, 2002, vol. 21, no. 2).

   4. Toxic Substances in Environmental Health: Magnesium and Public Health:
   The Impact of Drinking Water. Lowik, M.R.H., Groot, E.H., Binnerts, W.T.
   1982.

   Note: Magnesium supplements should be avoided by those with severe
   kidney problems, adrenal weakness or low blood pressure.  Consult with
   your doctor before using Sleep Minerals if you are taking any prescription
   drugs.  It is generally advisable to take any medicines at least two hours
   before or after taking Sleep Minerals.

  
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