With the average adult needing 7-9 hours of sleep a night, sleep is considered to be a crucial factor in leading a healthy life. [1] Over the years, sleep remedies have increased dramatically in popularity with nutraceuticals in particular seen as a natural cure to help relieve sleep disorders.

Below we’ve included a number of in-demand ingredients included in many of our sleep-focussed formulations.


Melatonin is a hormone that is created naturally in the body and it signals to your brain that it is time for bed. Melatonin levels naturally rise in the evening and fall in the morning. Because of this, Melatonin has become a popular supplement to take that helps with sleep issues. The ingredient works towards giving the end user an uninterrupted sleep and is popular when the usual melatonin cycle is disrupted, for example when people suffer from jet lag. [2]


Magnesium is important for a lot of different functions in the body including brain function and heart health. It can also help relax the mind – crucial for those looking to get some shut eye. Some studies have shown that insufficient magnesium in the body may link to having trouble sleeping and in worse cases, insomnia. [3]


The amino acid has calming effects on the body which may improve sleep quality. Glycine helps calm the brain and can help you stay undisturbed throughout the night by lowering your core body temperature. It is said to also aid against daytime sleepiness. [4]

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba has many health benefits including reducing stress, helping with relaxation and also aiding with sleep. Studies have shown that taking ginkgo biloba 30 – 60 minutes before you go to bed may help you have a better night’s sleep. [5]

Valerian Root Extract

Valerian Root extract is a popular herbal supplement that is said to have beneficial effects including reducing anxiety and improving sleep. The Valerian Root, also known as Valeriana Officinalis, is an herb native to Asia and Europe that actually grows wild in many areas of the world. A study on the supplement showed that participants fell asleep faster and slept longer than those in the placebo group. [6]

If you are interested in creating nutraceuticals that help end-users sleep, please get in contact with us. 


[1] https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/insomnia/


[3] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35184264/

[4] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35708558/

[5] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11518478/

[6] https://www.sleepfoundation.org/sleep-aids/valerian-root