U-Dream® uses herbs traditional to Chinese and Western medicine, which are now recognized by western scientific research to promote relaxation and deep, restful sleep. Our formulas utilize herbs that have mild sedative effects, such as Passion Flower and Jujube. These gentle sedatives encourage deep, relaxing sleep through muscle relaxation and central and peripheral nervous system calming.
Supporting the active relaxation effects of Passion Flower and Jujube are a suite of adaptogenic tonics that reduce the impact of stresses on the body and mind. Lion’s Mane Mushroom, Rehmannia, Fo-Ti and Schisandra regulate stress hormones, thereby supporting much better sleep and mood. U-Dream® also includes L-tryptophan. This amino acid supports the body’s own production of neurotransmitters and hormones that produce emotional well-being and improved sleep.
Loquat fruit has many beneficial properties, including a mild sedative effect alongside helping indigestion and the common cold. It is used to help harmonize the blend of herbs for the digestion system.
Curcumin Extract (turmeric) improves sleeping quality by improving mood, soothing anxiety and helps to prevent oxidative damage. The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric also help to improve the function of immune system.
Orange extract, a bioflavonoid of citrus fruit helps to alleviate stress and anxiety.
Adaptogenic herbs have long been used to effectively help the human body deal with stress. Chronic stress and anxiety can cause disruption to sleep cycles by elevating the stress hormone cortisol in the evening - just when cortisol should be at its lowest daily point. Adaptogenic herbs help regulate a healthy, appropriate release of cortisol.
The special effectiveness of U-Dream® comes from a carefully-considered combination of these two families of herbs - the sedative and the adaptogenic - that neither could create on their own.