Science: How Zenbev Works
Zenbev Drink Mix is comprised of a natural source tryptophan derived from organic pumpkin seeds. Tryptophan, an essential amino acid our bodies only get from food sources, is light sensitive and metabolizes differently in light vs. dark conditions. When taken during the day, Zenbev’s tryptophan becomes serotonin, which regulates mood, emotion, and appetite, and is well known to alleviate stress, anxiety, and depression. When taken at night, the tryptophan turns into serotonin, which then metabolizes into melatonin, a hormone that activates the brain’s sleep mechanisms.
Our brains are designed to regulate the production of melatonin properly so that just the right amount is used to promote sleep throughout the night. Because Zenbev effectively coaxes the body to produce melatonin within the natural chemistry of our brain, it preserves natural sleep architecture and ensures safe and deep sleep. As the brain produces the exact amount of melatonin that it requires, the body is primed for a natural, restful sleep. Melatonin, properly regulated by our brains, dissipates after exposure to light, eliminating feelings of drowsiness as well as the risk of dependence or tolerance.
Though pumpkin seeds are the main food ingredients in Zenbev’s formulation, when ingested alone they are not a sufficient source of tryptophan. This is due to intense competition from other amino acids, which are also part of pumpkin seed protein, for access to transport sites across the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB). Zenbev’s natural source of tryptophan is combined with other precise ingredients that help it to function optimally. A small amount of a high glycemic index (GI) carbohydrate is specifically included in the formulation. Its role is to combine with the other amino acids and shunt them toward the liver, thus leaving tryptophan, which is largely protein-bound, with a clear advantage to get into the brain.
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How to Use Zenbev
Take at night for insomnia, and in the morning for anxiety.
Start at 1 scoop for three nights. Mix with warm water or your favorite non-caffeinated beverage. Chocolate Zenbev should be mixed in milk, rice milk, soy milk or almond milk for optimal taste. For those who are avoiding liquids before bed, mix with applesauce. Take one half hour before bedtime and do something calming and relaxing (i.e. not mentally stimulating) before retiring to bed. After three nights increase the dosage as necessary allowing three more nights to achieve the desired effect. Continue to increase as necessary.
Two scoops are usually sufficient for most clients, however some individuals require more. Though individual requirements are not directly associated with body mass, each person’s biochemistry is different. It usually takes a few doses before its optimal benefit is seen and it continues to work for a few days/nights after it was last taken. One way of optimizing this benefit is to take Zenbev for 5-7 days/nights and then stop it for 2-3 days/nights before resuming again in a similar pattern. Zenbev can be taken safely on a daily basis. Make sure you are taking a B-complex multivitamin as tryptophan will metabolize to vitamin B3 if your body is deficient.
To overcome insomnia with Zenbev, remember to also take these 6 simple steps to recover your sleep:
- Sleep in a dark room
- Remove televisions, radios and computers from bedroom
- Sleep in a room with a comfortable room temperature
- Maintain regular sleep hours
- Take a daily multivitamin that contains B3 & B6