REM Caps is a sleep aid product that is designed to help people who live a busy and stressful lifestyle to better achieve a restful sleep. Their marketing specifically speaks to people in hectic jobs or athletes, who don’t have a tremendous amount of time, but who need all the sleep that they can get in order to allow their bodies and minds to heal after heavy use during the daytime.
The REM Caps formula is based on melatonin. This is a common ingredient in insomnia remedy supplements. It is either a natural or – more commonly – synthetic form of a hormone that is naturally produced in the brain by the pineal gland. Its purpose is to help to regulate the sleeping and waking schedule so that the individual is naturally inclined to be tired and restful at night, and alert and energized during the day. Many people who have high anxiety and stress in their lives, and who do not maintain a steady bedtime and waking time produce a smaller than typical amount of natural melatonin. Supplementing that hormone can help to overcome the struggles with sleep by re-balancing the body’s natural schedule.
Aside from melatonin, REM Caps also contain valerian root extract. This is also a commonly used ingredient in sleep aids. It helps a user to overcome stress, nervousness, and anxiety, as well as insomnia, when those issues are the cause of the wakefulness. This herb can also help to reduce the accumulation of mucous among cold sufferers, lower high blood pressure, ease muscle cramping, and alleviate the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
A third ingredient in the formula is 5-HTP (5-Hydroxy tryptophan), which is derived from the Griffonia simplicifolia plant’s seed. It works with the other two previously mentioned substances in order to ensure that serotonin is being produced in the brain in adequate amounts. Low serotonin conditions can often be treated with the use of this ingredient and, in the case of REM Caps, its effects help to make sure that anxiety remains low and does not interfere with the individual’s ability to drift off to sleep.
Also included in the formula are magnesium, and the proprietary Enzyme Enhancement System. They are included for the purpose of easing the muscles in the body to help it to relax, and to help the body to replenish some of the substances that it can create for itself but that may not yet be produced in adequate quantities. This is especially helpful among people whose sleep is interrupted due to night cramping or because of the natural aging process.