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SomnaMax
Derek Peterson
By Derek Peterson
August 27, 2013

SomnaMax is a new sleep aid said to be revolutionary with a formula that outperforms prescription sleep aids with its all natural ingredients.

SomnaMax is designed to “give you the best sleep of your life with none of the adverse side-effects of prescription sleep aids.”

Better yet, SomnaMax is backed with a 90-day money-back guarantee. This shows the company’s confidence in its product.

I looked closer at the ingredients.

What’s Under the Lid?

There are several ingredients in SomnaMax, all listed with dose information. This lets users know how much they are ingesting per serving. Instead of covering all of them, I highlighted some of the key ingredients.

Valerian Root (600 mg)
Valerian root is used for its ability to treat insomnia.

In one study, test subjects were given either placebo, an aqueous valerian root extract (400 mg), or a proprietary over-the-counter valerian preparation. The pills were taken on non-consecutive nights, and research shows valerian produced notable decreases in subjectively evaluated sleep latency scores and improvement in sleep quality. [1]

There is enough valerian root in SomnaMax to produce similar sleep benefits.

Hops (50 mg)
The herb is said to have sedative effects and is often combined with other ingredients like valerian.

One study shows 500 mg valerian extract siccum and 120 mg hops extract siccum was “significantly superior to the placebo” in reducing sleep latency. [2]

Hops amounts in SomnaMax are lower than the clinical study but should produce similar effects with continual use.

Phenibut (400 mg)
Phenibut is a neurpsychotropic drug discovered in Russia. It has cognition enhancing effects and is used to relieve tension, anxiety, and improve sleep in psychosomatic or neurotic patients. [3]

Phenibut dose is dependent on several factors like age, weight, and health, [4] but there may be enough in SomnaMax to offer relaxing benefits, especially with continual use.

L-Theanine (100 mg)
This water-soluble amino acid is used to reduce psychological and physiological stress responses.

In one study, L-theanine was administered to 12 participants that underwent 4 trials. Results show L-theanine reduced heart rate and salivary immoglobulin A, which are responses to acute stress tasks. Researchers say L-theanine could cause “anti-stress effects via the inhibition of cortical neuron excitation.” [5]

Unfortunately, I was unable to find doses used in this study. But, according to some experts, a safe dose is considered to be 100 mg. [6]

Inositol (100 mg)
Inositol is a vitamin-like substance used to ameliorate panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. Clinically-studied doses for alleviating both disorders range from 12 to 18 g per day. [7]

Inositol amounts in SomnaMax are lower than clinical doses, so its effects may not be as noticeable as the other ingredients.

Melatonin (1 mg)
Melatonin enhances sleep quality by inducing sleepiness. Clinically studied doses range from .3 – .5 mg. [8]

Melatonin amounts in SomnaMax are enough to help users fall asleep quickly.

Are There Side Effects?

According to the FAQ section on the official website, SomnaMax.com, “Because SomnaMax is made with 100% natural ingredients it is not associated with the side effects commonly seen in other sleep aids.”

Users may experience mild sensitivity due to one of the ingredients. Luckily, users can assess tolerance for the first couple uses. After tolerance is assessed, users can increase their dose to the recommended amount.

How to Use SomnaMax

One bottle of SomnaMax provides 30 servings. Each serving consists of 4 capsules.

The company says to take 4 capsules at a time, 1 hour prior to sleeping.

Do not take with alcohol or operate heavy machinery after taking SomnaMax. Also, make sure you devote at least 6 hours to rest when taking SomnaMax due to its powerful sleep-inducing effects.

Customer Service

SomnaMax customer service is professional and helpful. The live chat function on the website allowed me to talk with representatives and receive answers quickly.

As mentioned before, SomnaMax is backed by a 90-day money-back guarantee. If users are not satisfied for any reason, they may contact customer support and receive an RMA number.

SomnaMax allows users to return 1 empty bottle within 30 days of the purchase date. This guarantee makes it possible for users to actually try out the product. This guarantee is superior to many generic money-back guarantees, where the guarantee is limited to unopened bottles.

What Are Users Saying?

SomnaMax is such a new product there are not many user reviews available. However, there are a couple testimonials listed on the official website.

Mandy says she was falling asleep at work a lot due to insufficient night’s sleep the day before. She says, “When I found SomnaMax my problems were solved. I take the supplement at night, fall right asleep, and wake up feeling awake and energized.”

“SomnaMax has helped me finally take control of my body and my mind to get the sleep I really want and need,” says Danielle.

I look forward to reading user reviews as they are available.

Where to Purchase SomnaMax

SomnaMax is available through the official website, SomnaMax.com. The company offers deals like free Invigorate HGH (human growth hormone booster) and free shipping with the purchase of multiple bottles.

Is SomnaMax a Great Choice?

SomnaMax is a good all-natural sleep aid with carefully formulated ingredients that won’t make users dependent on it. Additionally, the ingredients are backed with clinical studies. That alone is enough to convince me it is worth a try.

However, SomnaMax is powerful, so it may not be for everyone. But, the money-back guarantee lets users try it risk free and the multiple-bottle deals are a great way for users to save money.

References

[1] Leathwood PD et al. “Aqueous extract of valerian root (Valeriana officinalis L.) improves sleep quality in man.” Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 1982 Jul; 17(1):65-71.

[2]Koetter U, et al. “A randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled, prospective clinical study to demonstrate clinical efficacy of a fixed valerian hops ectract combination (Ze 91019) in patietns suffering from non-organic sleep disorder.” Phytother Res. 2007 Sep; 21(9):847-51. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17486686

[3] Lapin L. “Phenibut (beta-phenyl-GABA): a tranquilizer and nootropic drug.” CNS Drug Rev. 2001 Winter;7(4):471-81. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11830761

[4] “Phenibut.” WebMD. Available from: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1184-PHENIBUT.aspx?activeIngredientId=1184&activeIngredientName=PHENIBUT

[5] Kimura K, et al. “L-Theanine reduces psychological and physiological stress responses.” Biol Psychol. 2007 Jan;74(1):39-45. Epub 2006 Aug 22. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16930802

[6] “L-Theanine Dosage.” Available from: http://www.ltheanine.net/l-theanine-dosage.html

[7] “Inositol.” WebMD. Available from: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-299-INOSITOL.aspx?activeIngredientId=299&activeIngredientName=INOSITOL

[8] “Melatonin.” WebMD. Available from: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-940-MELATONIN.aspx?activeIngredientId=940&activeIngredientName=MELATONIN

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