Description: In 1997, Dr. Craig Hudson invented a proprietary formula to aid an increasing number of people suffering from various sleep problems. Most of these people had tried different medications and were dissatisfied with the options available to them and many had just given up hope for an effective solution. Dr. Hudson's formula is comprised of a natural source of tryptophan derived from pumpkin seeds, which is an essential amino acid our bodies can normally only get from food sources. Tryptophan metabolizes into serotonin, and in a nighttime environment, turns into melatonin which allows us to fall asleep naturally.
Pumpkin seeds when ingested alone, however, are not a sufficient source of tryptophan. This is due to intense competition from other amino acids, which are also part of pumpkin seed protein, for access to transport sites across the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB).
Zenbev's natural source of tryptophan is combined with other precise ingredients that help it to function optimally. A small amount of a high glycemic index (GI) carbohydrate is specifically included in the formulation. Its role is to combine with the other amino acids and shunt them toward the liver, thus leaving tryptophan, which is largely protein-bound, with a clear advantage to get into the brain.
Zenbev can be taken during the day to provide a powerful source of tryptophan, a precursor for serotonin. Serotonin regulates mood, emotion and appetite, and is well known to alleviate stress, anxiety and depression. Other purported benefits of ingesting a natural source of tryptophan include easing chronic pain symptoms, weight loss and increased libido.
Tryptophan is light sensitive, meaning it metabolizes differently in light vs. dark conditions. When taken during daylight hours Zenbev's tryptophan becomes serotonin providing afore the mentioned benefits. If taken at night, Zenbev's tryptophan turns into serotonin, which then metabolizes into melatonin, thus activating the brain's own sleep mechanism. As the brain produces the exact amount of melatonin that it requires, the body is primed for a natural, restful sleep.
Is Zenbev a drug?
No. It is an all natural food made from organic pumpkin seeds, dextrose and rice starch.
Is there a risk of becoming dependent on Zenbev?to fall asleep?
No. Almost all sleep drugs are associated with either dependence (the need to continue with the medication or the experience of ebound insomnia when it is discontinued) or tolerance (requiring an increased dosage to maintain the same effect) because these drugs override the brain's natural sleep chemistry. Zenbev does not cause dependence or tolerance because it works with the brain's natural sleep chemistry. It is the brain that decides how much is required and when. As a result the normal brain chemistry is maintained.
Does it need to be refrigerated?
No. Zenbev should be stored in a dry cool space. Zenbev is made from ingredients that are stable, with an expected shelf-life of several years.
How long will a jar last?
One jar should last about 30-days, assuming a dosage of two-tablespoons per day. It may last longer if taken on an intermittent schedule or at a lower dosage. It will not last 30-days if taken at a higher dosage on a daily schedule.
Who should avoid taking Zenbev?
Those who plan to drive or operate heavy machinery at night should not take Zenbev before doing so. If you are pregnant or nursing a child, you should consult your physician. Those taking antidepressants, including St. John Wort and/or lithium should not take Zenbev.
If you are diabetic as mentioned earlier, please consult the nutritional panel and your doctor.
Beneficial: Taken at night for insomnia, and in the morning for anxiety Start at 1 tablespoon for three nights.
Mix with warm water or your favorite non-caffeinated beverage. For those who are avoiding liquids before bed, mix with applesauce. Take one half hour before bedtime and do something calming and relaxing (i.e. not mentally stimulating) before retiring to bed.
After three nights increase the dosage as necessary allowing three more nights to achieve the desired effect.
Continue to increase as necessary.
Two tablespoons are usually sufficient for most clients, however some individuals require more.
Individual requirements are not directly associated with Body Mass, each person's biochemistry is different.
It usually takes a few doses before its optimal benefit is seen and it continues to work for a few days/nights after it was last taken.
One way of optimizing this benefit is to take Zenbev for 5-7 days/nights and then stop it for 2-3 days/nights before resuming again in a similar pattern.
Zenbev can be taken safely on a daily basis. Make sure you are taking a B-complex multivitamin as tryptophan will metabolize to vitamin B3 if your body is deficient.
Quantity Per Unit: 250g/Jar
Manufacturer: Biosential Inc. Canada