Black Magic DUSK TO DAWN uses a unique and specific blend of key ingredients, to promote a healthy, relaxing, peaceful rest, furthermore, allowing the body to maximize its R.E.M. (rapid eye movement) sleep opportunities.*
The team at Black Magic recognizes medicinal plants are used in the treatment of a wide diversity of health problems, which is why we were so excited when we came across Cocculus Laurifolius.*
Cocculus laurifolius (laurel leaf snail seed) belongs to family Menispermaceae is a medicinally active plant and has been traditionally used as a muscle relaxant.* Consequently the plant has been studied for its biological activities and has been shown to possess multiple additional benefits related to anti-stress & relaxation.*
5-HTP may promote sleep by increasing melatonin production, an important sleep-regulating hormone.* Your body converts 5-HTP into serotonin, a substance that regulates appetite, pain sensations, and sleep. Supplementing with it may help boost your serotonin levels.*
5-HTP may increase feelings of fullness, causing you to eat less and lose weight.* Weight loss can increase the production of hormones that make you feel hungry. These feelings of constant hunger can make losing weight unsustainable in the long term. 5-HTP may counteract these hunger-inducing hormones, working to suppress appetite and help you lose weight.*
At the end of the day, a supplement that can support healthy weight loss, the feeling of being full, and increase serotonin levels, just had to be a part of the DUSK TO DAWN formula!
Valerian root contains valerenic acid, an active ingredient with sedative effects. Specifically, valerenic acid is thought to act on brain receptors for the chemical (neurotransmitter) gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).* GABA calms and slows the brain.*
Another study suggested that valerian root can significantly improve anxiety and other issues related to a lack of sleep.*
Theacrine (1,3,7,9-tetramethyluric acid) is thought to act through both the adenosine and dopamine systems to provide a mild calming and sedative effect as well as anti-oxidant properties.* Theacrine may help counteract the stimulatory property of caffeine.*
For these reasons the team at Black Magic felt it necessary to include Theacrine in DUSK TO DAWN, as it is a perfect compliment to the rest of the profile.*
Melatonin plays an important role in regulating sleep.* Its levels begin to rise in the evening to promote sleep and fall in the morning to help wake you up. Melatonin is considered the first-line pharmacologic therapy against the effects of restless sleep by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).*
One metanalysis by Ferracioli-Oda showed that subjects taking melatonin fell asleep an average of 7 minutes faster, stayed asleep about 8 minutes longer, and reported better sleep quality than subjects receiving a placebo.*
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