December 7, 2020
By Fred Cheng, R.Ph.
A: We are creatures of habit, and a circadian rhythm is very important. It is crucial to maintain as much of a daily routine as possible: set an alarm to wake up the same time everyday, keep up with your usual daily activities, maintain a healthy well-rounded diet, and aim for a specific time to sleep every night. Do what you can to minimize stress and anxiety throughout the day. If you need something to help calm the mind, reduce anxiety, and establish a healthy sleep-wake circadian rhythm, then consider “Endo Sleep” by Emerald Health. It consists of a proprietary blend of non-cannabinoid herbs, called PhytoCann Complex (of white peony, magnolia, echinacea, ginger, clove, bunge picklyash), which acts on specific receptors in the endocannabinoid system of the brain and nervous sytem to balance sleep, rest, and wakefulness.
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (“GABA”) in the formulation helps with stress, anxiety, and sleep. There is also passion flower and melatonin, both of which have been used for years as calming, rhythm regulating, and sleeping agents. The formulation should help you sleep faster and stay asleep longer. Endo Sleep is generally safe, but be sure to check with your physician orintegrative pharmacist at Pharmasave Steveston Village before trying any natural remedy.