A Good Night’s Sleep

What in the heck do Progessence Plus, Super Cal Plus, and Life 9 have to do with a good night’s sleep? A lot! Let's take a scientific look at these supplements to learn more. 

🌿Progessence Plus

While you can use this in the morning and evening, it works best for my body when I take it before bed. For first-time use, try morning and evening. 

Basically, there are a large number of metabolites produced in the liver after progesterone is absorbed by the intestines.  These metabolites have known sedative and hypnotic effects.

Regardless of when you take it, low progesterone can absolutely affect your sleep. Hormone regulation matters for emotions, skin issues, libido, and sleep!

🌿Super Cal Plus

Magnesium, D3, K2! These are so important for sleep and a number of other things.

Magnesium for relaxation: In order to fall asleep and stay asleep, your body and brain need to relax. On a chemical level, magnesium aids this process by activating the parasympathetic nervous system, the system responsible for getting you calm and relaxed.

Magnesium regulates neurotransmitters, which send signals throughout the nervous system and brain. It also regulates the hormone melatonin, which guides sleep-wake cycles in your body. This mineral binds to gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors. GABA is the neurotransmitter responsible for quieting down nerve activity. It is the same neurotransmitter used by sleep drugs like Ambien.

By helping to quiet the nervous system, magnesium may help prepare your body and mind for sleep.

🌿Life 9 Probiotics 

Probiotics (beneficial bacteria) produce and regulate a number of neurotransmitters and hormones that impact our sleep:

Tryptophan and Melatonin: Probiotics can increase blood levels of tryptophan, an amino acid that converts into serotonin and then into melatonin, the hormone that regulates how sleepy you feel

Serotonin: Dubbed the “happy” chemical, serotonin helps to regulate mood and plays a significant role in sleep quality. Researchers found that serotonin deficiency in rats led to disrupted circadian rhythms and sleep-wake cycles (aka restless sleep). The vast majority of serotonin in the body (over 90%) is manufactured in the gut, and gut microbes regulate the amount produced.

GABA: Good bacteria help to produce GABA, the calming brain chemical, as well as enhance its brain receptors.

Cortisol: If temporary stress and anxiety are the cause of your sleepless nights, rest assured that probiotics can lower levels of cortisol, a hormone that becomes elevated during times of stress.

Gut microbes also have their own daily rhythms that influence our circadian rhythms, affecting our metabolism and how we sleep. In one study, mice fed a typical Western high-fat, high-sugar diet that depleted beneficial bacteria showed circadian rhythm disruptions that led to a host of other problems, like weight gain.

So, what do you think? Have you tried one or all? I use them all every day.

Did you know that you can shop right from my website and get 24% off? Here are links to the supplements on my website:

If you place an order, let me know so I can send you a welcome gift!

Kathy Van Pelt
Young Living Brand Partner


Thanks to Wendy and Tyson Mecure for their research.





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