FaQs. General Information
Is Zenbev a drug?
No. It is an all-natural food made from organic pumpkinseeds, dextrose, guar gum, rice starch, and natural flavour.
How long should one jar last?
One 250g jar provides 25 servings and should last between 3-4 weeks, assuming a dosage of 1 scoop per day. You may need to take more at the beginning depending on the severity of your sleep problem. Once you notice the effect you can begin to taper down and take on an intermittent schedule (see next question).
Can I use it every day or night?
Yes. There is no harm in taking Zenbev everyday or night, however, it may not be necessary as there is a positive effect felt for a few days after you stop using it. The best rule of thumb is that it 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 the mix for 5 days/nights and then stop it for 2 days/nights. Once your sleep problem is under control it is easy to stop and may not be necessary to remain taking indefinitely.
Does Zenbev have any side effects?
Zenbev has no side effects as it is a completely natural product that works with your body, not against. Please note, it does take about 30 minutes for the circulating melatonin to become inactive after the sun rises or lights are turned on. During that time there may be drowsiness, which subsides upon exposure to light and does not interfere with daytime functioning.
How does Zenbev compare to other insomnia treatments?
Zenbev is unique. It is the only sleep aid that works within your brain’s own natural sleep chemistry. It provides your body with the ingredients it needs to naturally produce its own melatonin throughout the night. This allows Zenbev to improve all 5-stages of the sleep-cycle, whereas other sleep aids, including prescription drugs and OTC antihistamines, actually suppress the deep-sleep stages (3&4) as well as REM (dream) sleep!
Is there a risk of becoming dependent on Zenbev to fall asleep?
No. Almost all sleep drugs are associated with either dependence or tolerance because they synthetically override the brain’s natural sleep chemistry. Zenbev does not cause dependence or tolerance because it works within the brain’s natural sleep chemistry and maintains the body’s normal processes as recognized food ingredients. You can stop Zenbev at anytime with no ill effects.
Will it knock me out?
No. Zenbev does not work like the other sleep aids. Zenbev allows your brain to produce as much natural melatonin as it needs to ensure you get a deep, restful sleep throughout the night by promoting and supporting normal sleep architecture. You may find that you still wake up at times but Zenbev has proven in studies to significantly reduce the number of times waking up and the amount of time spent awake in the night.
Why doesn’t Zenbev dissolve in water?
Zenbev is like protein powder in that it blends or mixes with the liquid of your choice rather than dissolving like a tea. This may make it a bit of work to stir, but don’t worry, that’s why we include our Zenbev Shaker cup with all Starter Specials to effortlessly mix up your favourite Zenbev drink! Whisking with a fork works well in a pinch, too.
Can I use Zenbev if I am taking an anti-depressant?
Yes, but it is best to do so under the supervision of your prescribing physician.
Who should avoid taking Zenbev?
Do not take Zenbev if you have been diagnosed with Lupus. Those who plan to drive or operate heavy machinery at night should not take Zenbev before doing so. If you are diabetic, please consult the nutritional panel and your doctor. Zenbev is not recommended for children under 16 years of age, or pregnant or nursing women.
If Zenbev really is all-natural, why do you not recommend it for children or pregnant/nursing women?
Despite the fact that Zenbev is made with all-natural ingredients, it is formulated to actively and effectively pulse the tryptophan in your system, almost like the power of a drug but without the side effects to adults. No testing of this formulation has been conducted on children to date so it is safer to not recommend to those under 16 until it can be regarded as completely safe for them.
How To Use Zenbev?
Take Zenbev Drink Mix at night for insomnia, and in the morning for relief of anxiety symptoms.
Start with 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 check out some of our recipes.
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 by half a scoop allowing three more nights to achieve the desired effect. Continue to increase as necessary. Two scoops are usually sufficient for most people, however some individuals require more. 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 and may also be discontinued at any time. Make sure you are taking a B-complex multivitamin as tryptophan will metabolize to vitamin B3 if your body may be deficient.
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To overcome insomnia with Zenbev, remember to also take these 5 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
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