Battling temporary or chronic insomnia is so much worse than it sounds because of the consequences – chronic fatigue, loss of productivity and irritability. Vitacost Passion Flower is a natural supplement that can be used to treat insomnia, and is under review today. As the name suggests, the main ingredient is passion flower, which has long been known to have a calming effect on the nervous system.
Insomnia can be due to a number of dietary and lifestyle factors, for starters. For example, stimulants such as caffeine, cigarettes or alcohol can interrupt the brain’s sleep signals. Similarly, persistent anxiety or stress can have the same effect. Then there are ailments such as pain or bathroom issues which keep people awake and make it had to sleep peacefully but most commonly, the body’s natural circadian rhythms as controlled by the brain and the thyroid have been interrupted.
- Passion flower – 700 mg
- Rice flour
- Vegetable magnesium stearate.
Passion flower is known to calm your nervous system, without causing drowsiness so is safe to use during the day as well. For the purposes of falling asleep, you need 500 mg. This herbal supplement contains more than that. You cannot become addicted to passion flower so this product is safe to use if you have chronic insomnia.
One serving size is two capsules, so take 2 capsules daily with food, or as directed by your healthcare professional. You should not administer Passion Flower to children, even though this is a herbal product and no such warning is issued by the manufacturer. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have diabetes, are hypoglycemic or have a known medical condition for which you are being medicated, consult a doctor first.
You’ll pay $10.39 for one bottle containing 300 herbal capsules on Vitacost’s website. There is an incentive to buy more in the form of a 50% discount on the second bottle you purchase.
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- Which products are eligible for a refund? Both unopened and partially opened products?
- How long the consumer has to return the product.
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- What the exact process is for enforcing the policy.
Vitacost Passion Flower Review – Conclusion
This natural herbal remedy is a gentle antidote to stress and nervous system workings that keep you from getting shut eye. As a long-term aid, it is cost effective and won’t cause you to become addicted. If you’re experiencing temporary insomnia, this remedy may work but if your condition is more ingrained and stubborn, you may need a supplement with a more rounded formulation.
An inability to sleep, especially if severe, is best tackled by feeding the brain and the thyroid with several minerals, compounds and amino acids that may be needed to restore proper sleep-wake responses. As such, you’d be better off looking for a supplement that also contains the likes of 5-HTP, magnesium, L-theanine and lemon balm. As a one-ingredient tablet, Passion Flower lacks the ingredients required to tackle insomnia from every angle.