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You’d have to be living under a rock if you’ve avoided the long arm of The Sugar Bear for this long. We have to say, we were resistant to the pull of this ubiquitous brand. We didn’t want to believe the hype.
But as explorers whose lifelong quest is the perfect sleep gummy, it was inevitable that our paths would cross. And like a meet-cute in a rom com, we and this pastel gummy fell instantly in love.
Wow: These are powerful little bears. The recommended serving is two gummies, which comes to a whopping 6 mg of melatonin. We love a generous melatonin helping, but find that 3 mg is plennnnty.
6 mg and we veer into serious morning grog territory. So maybe start with a single gummy bear dose & see how that goes for you!
Let’s break it down further! We are always here for even a simple, just-melatonin gummy, but what takes Sugarbearsleep to the next level is the bevy of incredible wellness ingredients that SugarBear packs into this little oso. 🐻
Now we know this isn’t the first sleep gummy to sweeten the deal with a little l-theanine, but we must confess, we always love to see it. If you’re new to this relaxing amino acid, research shows that it promotes relaxation. Give us a chill amino before bed, and we are happy campers.
If you’ve navigated the parallel universes before, you know that we’re crazy about magnesium. (Muscles love magnesium!) But when we’re in between bottles of Magnesium Lactate, we crave a night gummy that will still give our muscles that extra support they need overnight. And Sugarbear delivers.
In a world of a thousand pharmaceutical antidepressants, research into the naturally-occurring amino acid 5-HTP shows that it may potentially raise serotonin levels higher than traditional pharmaceuticals.* For comparison, another popular herbal supplement for depression, St. John’s Wort, boosts serotonin to about the same level as Prozac.
Obviously, we’re not recommending these as a replacement for prescription meds. But if we can get a great night’s sleep AND top off our serotonin? This is 2020 after all, and we’ll take all the serotonin we can get. Color us obsessed.
As if we were not relaxed enough, let’s bring on the Valerian! Valerian is a popular herb and natural remedy used to address insomnia. We know we’ve sipped our fair share of Valerian tea trying to tame the sleepbeast. Studies aren’t entirely sure how it works its magic, but it appears to increase GABA levels in the body. Increased GABA = increased calm. Simple math!
We’re not done yet though!
SugarBearHair also manages to include vital Vitamin B6 and soothing Lemon Balm, too. And just when you think this gummy couldn’t get any better, this bear contains zero artificial sweeteners and flavors. Which is honestly a little surprising because these taste amazing!
And it’s vegan, meaning no actual bears were harmed.
Honestly, this is on our short list for most epic sleep gummy of all time. It’s not just for influencers.
Get ’em from Sugarbear, and you’ll get a free & adorable pair of Sleep Socks too!
You can also find them on Amazon.