Because more than 40 percent of Americans don’t get the ideal amount of sleep each night, sleep is a hot topic among sport medicine physicians and scientists. Seven of 10 adults experience so much daily stress that it disrupts their nightly sleep. Athletes are no different – if anything, they experience greater-than-average stress and its negative effects on their sleep. In fact, two-thirds of athletes report worse-than-normal sleep the night before a competition. For example, an evaluation of professional hockey players showed the number of players who report sleep disturbances doubles during the season compared to off-season. And student athletes who sleep less than eight hours a night are twice as likely to suffer an injury.
RecoveryPro® a synergistic blend of four proven ingredients to moderate stress, support restful sleep, and optimize nighttime muscle recovery.* It contains a unique blend of whey protein, tryptophan, natural-source GABA (PharmaGABA®), and well-absorbed magnesium bisglycinate in a chocolate-flavored powder that mixes easily in water and tastes great hot or cold. When taken before sleep, RecoveryPro works to support restful sleep*, optimizes nighttime muscle recovery*, enhances lean muscle mass while you sleep*, and can lower cortisol to help modulate stress.*
Melaton-3, which contains 3 mg of melatonin per capsule, helps maintain your normal sleep-wake cycle – your circadian rhythm.* In an individual who has difficulty sleeping or has altered circadian rhythms – such as occurs in jet lag and night shift work – supplementation with melatonin promotes the resynchronization of this cycle.* An adequate melatonin level has been reported to be a positive factor in cardiovascular, neuroendocrine, and bone health.* Research indicates melatonin exerts its sleep-promoting action by decreasing the amount of time it takes to fall asleep – by improving the ability to stay asleep and by enhancing the depth of sleep.*
Multi-Vitamin Elite provides two multi-vitamin/mineral formulas to meet daytime and nighttime needs. The A.M. formula helps boost energy during the daytime, while the P.M. formula supports rest and recovery at night.* The P.M. formula contains more minerals, and also contains Relora®, a proprietary blend of two plant extracts shown to curb late-night food cravings, optimize the stress hormone cortisol, aid in weight management, and support restful sleep.*
Thorne’s Multi-Vitamin Elite was studied in cyclists. Despite sleeping in a new environment and experiencing pre-race anxiety, the cyclists who took the Multi-Vitamin Elite P.M. formula the night before an endurance race reported that they fell asleep 28 minutes sooner and achieved better sleep quality compared to two control groups – with no reported side effects.*
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