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Harmony+: Do Hops actually help improve sleep?

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Getting a good night’s sleep is very important for your overall health, it is the time of day that your body uses to restore and reset for the next day. We all feel better with a good night’s sleep; It is important for both your mental and physical health. Harmony+ is an all natural sleep supplement we developed that enhances relaxation, promotes a deep sleep and leaves you feeling refreshed in the morning.*

People who struggle with sleep often experience difficulty with focus during the day, get headaches, are irritable, and will have daytime fatigue. Most scientific literature recommends 8 hours of sleep for adults to feel well rested.

There are many reasons why adults may experience sleep issues such as medical conditions, poor sleeping habits, or lifestyle choices. Specifically, too much stimulation before bed, work schedules, caring for young infants, stress, illness or even medications can all disrupt your sleep. Thankfully, lots of sleep issues can be improved with some changes in self care. Making sleep a priority by having a set bedtime is a great place to start, also limiting blue light and excess stimulation before bed can help improve sleep quality (1). A quality supplement before bed is another way to help get your body into a deep sleep. Harmony+ supports relaxation and balances natural stressors that can throw off the body’s natural sleep-wake cycle. It works to initiate sleep and help you stay asleep for a refreshed body. *

One ingredient you may be surprised to find in our formula is Humulus Lupulus, or better known as Hops Extract. Yes, hops as in the plant that is commonly used to make beer. Did you know hops have also been studied for potential health benefits? Hops contain flavonoids that possess anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anticancer properties (2). Flavonoids are compounds found naturally in fruits, vegetables and plants. They are rich in antioxidants and can help your body ward off toxins. Flavonoids help to regulate cellular activity and fight off free radicals that cause oxidative stress on your body. Hops also contain the bitter acids humulone and lupulone which have antimicrobial properties (3). Various components found in hops are thought to have mild sedative properties that may have uses in medicine (4). Specifically, the bitter resins found in hops, works to increase GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), which inhibits or quiets the central nervous system. GABA is an important neurochemical for sleep. It ensures we spend the right amount of time in slow wave sleep and REM sleep, the two most restorative stages. Taking Harmony+ may help improve your sleep thanks to the 250mg of hops extract in the formula, in addition to other natural herbs meant to promote better sleep.*

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One study conducted in 2012 had 17 female nurses who worked night shifts who were given hop-containing non alcoholic beer at dinnertime for two weeks. Researchers monitored their sleep patterns with a wristband tracker. The results suggested that the hops from non alcoholic beer not only helped the participants fall asleep slightly faster, but also reduced anxiety levels (5).*

Hops extract has been used for centuries, but new research is continuously proving how effective and potent it may be in improving sleep.*

If you are someone who struggles with falling asleep, staying asleep, or getting enough restful sleep, Harmony+ may be a gentle, natural remedy to consider.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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