The research behind Remrise
We selected every Remrise ingredient for specific sleep-promoting, health-enhancing benefits. In tandem, the Chinese and Western herbs in our formulas are proven effective for sleep — without side effects.
The best Western ingredients
The Western herbs, minerals, and amino acids in your formula are proven to increase your quality of sleep over time.
What it is: Magnesium is one of seven essential minerals critical to the body. It plays a central role in maintaining your metabolic health. In food, magnesium can be found in seeds, nuts, dark leafy greens, whole grains and a bunch of other food sources.
Your body does not produce magnesium, it has to be ingested. About half of Americans aren’t getting enough magnesium in their diet.
Why it’s in our formulas: Aside from its role regulating and facilitating a long list of functions, there is a growing body of research demonstrating magnesium’s efficacy in treating sleep.
Remrise uses Magnesium Glycinate, which plays a key role in affecting the brain’s GABA activity. Additionally, studies have linked magnesium to stress reduction. While this body of research grows in rigor, the research shines favorably on its ability to alleviate anxiety.
What it is: Valerian is a flowering plant found throughout Europe and Asia. The use of its root for medicinal purposes goes back thousands of years. Often referred to as “nature’s Valium”, it has been shown to reduce anxiety, a major cause of sleeplessness.
Why it’s in our formulas: Several studies point toward its ability to modulate GABA transmission in the brain as a potential mechanism of action. There is a growing body of research into valerian root’s efficacy on healthy patients showing strong results for improving sleep.
What it is: L-tryptophan is an essential amino acid that is crucial to many metabolic functions and plays an important role in mood, behavior and cognition. It is one of the three precursors to the production of melatonin in the brain, essential for healthy sleep.
Why it’s in our formulas: It has been used in a variety of research settings and clinical trials safely for over 30 years. Unlike many medications it does not hinder waking up in the morning or cognitive functioning. Research shows that L-tryptophan reduces the time it takes to fall asleep and improves stage IV sleep.
What it is: Native to the Americas, Passion flower has been used by Native Americans to treat several types of conditions for thousands of years. There are over 500 types of passionflower in the world. Only certain species have medicinal properties. Passiflora incarnata is the type used to treat both insomnia and anxiety.
Why it’s in our formulas: There is evidence that passionflower may alleviate the symptoms of anxiety disorder, which can commonly cause sleep disturbances.
Passionflower targets the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain, which is responsible for inhibiting excitation that leads to restlessness or nervous tension. Through its anti-anxiety and sedative effects, it also gently improves one’s mood and quiets the mind.
Centuries-old Chinese herbs
The Chinese herbs in Remrise have been used for thousands of years to promote healthy sleep and enhance overall wellness.
Spine Date Seed (Suan Zao Ren)
What it is: Suan Zao Ren and the zizyphus species of plants have been used medicinally and as a source of food for thousands of years. Suan Zao Ren is considered one of the most effective Chinese botanicals to promote sleep.
Its botanical properties sedate and calm the spirit to lessen anxiety and promote rest.
Why it’s in our formulas: Studies have confirmed some of the traditional reasons Suan Zao Ren is a therapeutic herb correlate to its sedative effects.
Studies have also shown its efficacy in reducing anxiety and improving sleep quality.
Schizandra (Wu Wei Zi)
What is it? Schizandra (also called magnolia berry, or five-flavor-fruit) is native to the forests of Northern China and the Russian Far East.
It is a deciduous woody vine that imparts hardy bunches of red berries that are often eaten, as well as used to make herbal medicine.
Schizandra has been shown to improve sleep quality, sleep duration, and shorten sleep latency. Further, studies suggest meaningful sedative effect on sleep.
Magnolia Bark (Hou Po)
What is it? Magnolia bark comes from the magnolia tree where it grows in numerous provinces in China. Traditionally, it is used to aid in digestive discomfort, alleviating bloating, stomachaches, and supports healthy digestion.
Modern research indicates that the active ingredient in hou po is magnolol, which induces sleep by accessing the GABA pathway.
Why it’s in our formula: Hou Po has been shown to promote sleep via the GABA receptors, shortening sleep latency and increase the number of NREM and REM sleep episodes.
In addition to its sleep benefits, Hou Po has been shown to have noteworthy health benefits.
Reishi (Ling Zhi)
What is it? Reishi is a very popular mushroom for sleep. Its popularity stems from its multiple health benefits. It reduces the effects of fatigue, improves immune health and sleep outcomes and the list goes on.
Grown in parts of Asia that are hot and humid, this large mushroom can be eaten fresh, as a powder or in various extract forms.
Why it’s in our formula: Reishi has been demonstrated to improve immune health. While its mode of action is unclear, Reishi has been demonstrated to be an effective natural sleep aid efficacy for improving sleep.