Sleep is such a vital component of health and a cornerstone of both the Younger You Intensive and the Younger You Every day. In this category, you’ll find the following:
Melatonin: Melatonin is a potent antioxidant and is considered a longevity agent. Start lower and see how you tolerate it; for some, melatonin causes strange dreams. For most, it’s a very useful sleep-supporting supplement with a solid safety record. Dosage: 300ug to 10mg about twenty minutes before bedtime.
Magnesium: Magnesium is relaxing. Taking it as magnesium glycinate gives you the added benefit of the anxiolytic amino acid glycine. Dosage: 200–600 mg at bedtime (I take about 600mg most nights).
L-theanine: This is a main ingredient in green tea, but it’s not stimulating. In fact, research shows it promotes relaxation and reduces anxiety. While you can use it at bedtime, you can take it during the day, too, and it won’t make you drowsy. Dosage: 100–200 mg, taken at bedtime (if you want to promote sleep, otherwise you can take it during the day whenever you’re feeling, or anticipate feeling, anxious).