Why I chose this
If you have read any of my sleep supplement reviews you know that I suffer from severe sleep apnea and I enjoy a sleep supp to help lull me sleep. I like to try many different ones out to see which work the best for me. When I saw Glaxon pop on this site a month or so ago, I stared to investigate their line, and once @Extrabeef stated this is a knockout I decided to give it a shot.
A nice combination of ingredients here for a sleep aid, most of these I was very well versed in, however there were a couple that were unique to me that I will discuss.
Corydalis yanhuso (Std. for L-Tetrodropalmitine): This is supposed to be used in treatment of pain, and may be used to treat chronic pain without the same risk of addiction as prescription pain meds. I cannot speak to this very much, but it is not uncommon to see a pain treatment ingredient in a sleep aid.
Phycocyanin: This appears to have anti-oxidative function, anti-inflammatory activity, anti-cancer function, immune enhancement function, liver, and kidney protection pharmacological effects (source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5687155/)
My only gripe on this label is the fact that 1 full scoop nets you 4mg of Melatonin. While it is still low, I do not like much Melatonin in my sleep supps as I tend to get a sleep hangover from it. I like to keep it under 5mg so it is fine, but that is the one thing I would nit pick on here. Other than that it seems like a great combo of ingredients to me.
Dosing / Taste
Dosing: I tried half a scoop the first night I took this and it did alright at helping me get to sleep but nothing that impressed me. Once i went to a full scoop, oh buddy, it was lights out! I continued on with 1 dose prior to my workout days.
Taste: I had Grape Drank. First, I appreciate the name! Second, it was pretty good. I did not get a big grape flavor out of it, very light but was easy to sip on and finish while laying in bed. Some other sleep supps I love just have horrid tastes, so nice job here.
Now the important part! Yeah this worked great for me at a one full scoop. I would drink this on my nights where I would workout the next morning (my normal routine) and I got some great rest while on this. Most nights I would just sleep through the night and not even wake up once which is fairly unique for me. I tend to always get up once a night whether it is cause some idiot was being loud outside or just to go to the bathroom. At times I did feel slightly groggy when I woke up (due to Melatonin) but not enough to keep me in bed. I definitely felt well rested on this and the results never let up from the first full scoop to the last. I also slept fine when I came off this so no risk of becoming addicted or not being able to sleep afterwards. Good stuff.
You can pick this up from Natural Body right now for $35.99 for 42 half servings or 21 full servings. For me that would come out to about $1.71 a serving, which is not cheap but not insanely horrible. I picked this up for $39.99 so currently there is a better deal ongoing. Once I factor in effectiveness I would say that price is fine by me. If you do not get it on sale then yeah it gets pricey real fast, but worth a shot if you can snag it up on sale.
This ranks in my top 3 sleep supplements for sure. I think I need to do a breakdown comparison of my favorite sleep aids one of these days. This is one that I will try again for sure and I highly recommend. I definitely plan on grabbing the other flavor (Ice Melon) of Sedative, and checking out some other products by Glaxon. Great job guys!