This is probably one of the products I’ve been most intrigued about since I started this blog. I love supplementing with CBD, however there are a few other healthy ingredients that I try to supplement with and it can be frustrating taking several bottles and pills. But the one I’m most intrigued about is 5-HTP. But I digress, read on for the full review.
How Did You Supplement It?
It comes in a very big capsule size, having said that, Raquel (my girlfriend) was nervous due to the size, yet it went straight down very easily. Having said that, I can’t swallow tablets and I was very happy to find it was an easy to open tablet, so I could empty the powder into water and swallow that way.
Why Is It Called Night?
The main reason I believe it is called night is due to the inclusion of magnesium, along with the CBD. I’ve written before about the benefits of CBD oil for sleep, helping to alleviate stress and stopping you waking up so often during the night. However I haven’t gone deep into detail about magnesium and I was very impressed to see this supplement contained it.
Many people take ZMA capsules (zinc and magnesium) in the evenings to help them sleep, not for no reason. It helps your brain to relax, regulating neurotransmitters and hormone melatonin, which should result in an improved sleep-wake cycle. From supplementing in the past, I can openly say it worked for me.
Most people in the UK struggle to get enough magnesium into their diets, however each capsule contains 15% of your recommended daily allowance of magnesium, which will certainly help you to reach the required amount.
The 5-HTP also has a connection to sleep quality, but I will go into this in further detail below.
How Much CBD Is In Each Capsule?
Each capsule contains 5mg of full spectrum CBD. The product is made in Poland by Elixinol.
Where Can You Buy Naturopathica CBD + Night From?
You can purchase CBD + Night from their website, where it is available alongside all the other variations, including unwind, wellbeing, digestion, mind and turmeric. The tub is available for £39.99.
How Long Will A Pack Last?
Each tub contains 30 capsules. The good thing about this product compared to some others I’ve tried is that you only need one per day, taken in the evening, meaning a pack should last an entire month if taken each day. Having said that, some people may want to take over 5mg of CBD, meaning they may opt to take a couple in the evening.
Why Are You So Impressed By The 5-HTP?
I went through a period where I would occasionally supplement this and it was great. The main thing you should know is your body will use it in order to produce serotonin. Serotonin is a chemical nerve cell produce that helps to regulate your mood and social behaviour. To sum it up, if you have low levels then you may suffer from depression, while different levels can affect sexual desire, memory, sleep quality, appetite and digestion amongst other things. A lot of people would take this after consuming…Well, let’s say illegal drugs that increase your serotonin levels, but leave you feeling very glum the next day. As you can imagine, anything that helps to top those serotonin levels back up is a blessing!
Until 1995 you could only get it via prescription, however the world is a better place now anyone can get it from a store or online, just like the relaxing in laws around CBD.
I previously also mentioned it can help with sleep quality, well this is shown in numerous studies, including one in 2018 where those that took 5-HTP slept for longer and had a greater quality of sleep.
If you’re interested in this product then you might also want to read my review of the Naturopathica CBD Lozenges.