BrainMD Restful Sleep Review Summary
If you don’t have time to read the full BrainMD Restful Sleep review below, we’ll do our best to give you all the important details here. Basically, we think this natural sleep aid is far too weak to have a meaningful impact on your ability to sleep. Basically, it is a substandard anxiolytic coupled with a fair good dose of melatonin and an ingredient that doesn’t cross the blood brain barrier properly. There’s some magnesium, but it’s standard stuff.
Nothing to get too excited about here at all. A very vanilla, boring, middle-of-the-road sleeping supplement. Substandard ingredients and weak doses. You can do a lot better.
Where To Buy BrainMD Restful Sleep
All of these products can be bought from Dr. Daniel Amen’s website. Looks a little sketchy to us though!
Detailed BrainMD Restful Sleep Review
BrainMD is the brainchild of one man: Dr. Daniel Amen. His name is all over the products and the website. Unlike many of the doctors associated with supplement companies (here’s looking at you, Memotenz), this guy actually seems to be legit. He is a psychiatrist, neuroscientist, and brain imaging specialist. We haven’t checked these credentials out independently yet, but if we can’t find them in good time we’ll update the post accordingly.
BrainMD have a huge line of products under their belt. As you can guess, everything is geared towards health, brain function, longevity, etc.
So what is BrainMD Restful Sleep supposed to do?
Who it is desigtned to help specifically?
As you can see on the bottle, this product claims to deliver “brain and body renewal”. If it helps us get a good, solid night of replenishing sleep, then it will definitely help both body and mind.
According to the independent website, BrainMD Restful Sleep delivers the following key benefits:
- Promotes sustained, restorative sleep
- Promotes relaxation to help you fall asleep faster
- Increases quality of sleep
- Relaxes the body
This all sounds great.
But is any of it really true?
Many natural sleeping supplements today promise to do all of these things, yet only a small percentage actually come good on these promises.
So where does BrainMD Restful Sleep stand?
Does it really work?
Is it safe? Does it make you feel drowsy, drugged-up, or sedated?
How does it compare to the best natural sleep aids on the market today?
Find out by reading our full BrainMD Restful Sleep review below. We kick things off by examining the formula in more detail than anybody else around – we look at the ingredients, the doses used, how they work together, and side effect risks. We then give you our final verdict on this popular sleep supplement. Please post any questions to the comments section at the end.
BrainMD Restful Sleep Formula Analysis
Check out the BrainMD Restful Sleep formula:
First impressions? Nothing to see here.
This is a really weak, uninspiring formula.
The ingredient selection has been terrible. If you’re going to make a minimalist stack with just a handful of ingredients, then each one needs to bring something to the table. That is not what we have here.
No. Instead we have a substandard anxiolytic, a useless neurotransmitter, and a fairly good dose of Melatonin. We do get some magnesium too, which is great. But on the whole this is not a very exciting formula.
It certainly can’t rival the best sleeping stacks of today in potency or value for money.
- Utilizes Magnesium
- Good dose of Melatonin
While we are struggling to be enthusiastic about this product, there are definitely some good things about it which are worth mentioning.
We get a healthy dose of melatonin from BrainMD Restful Sleep. Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland. It is responsible for regulating your sleeping cycle – it is the switch which makes you feel sleepy at night and awake in the morning.
Now, many hormones and neurotransmitters are useless from a supplementation perspective. Melatonin is not. Many studies have shown that melatonin supplementation can quickly help you get back into a healthy sleeping cycle, beat jet lag, fall asleep faster, and enjoy better quality, more restful sleep.
Melatonin is found naturally in many foods. You won’t be surprised to discover that it is found in huge amounts in foods that make us sleepy – Turkey is one commonly cited example, but there are lots.
The 5mg of melatonin we get in each serving of BrainMD Restful Sleep is enough to get all of the benefits associated with supplementation.
We think you should use the most naturally-occurring form of melatonin you can while still getting a potent dose. We aren’t told where the melatonin in BrainMD Restful Sleep is from, so it is most likely synthetic. A shame, but a good ingredient nonetheless.
- Valerian Root a substandard anxiolytic
- GABA supplementation completely useless
- Missing Tryptophan
The weaknesses with this product unfortunately outweigh the strengths. Overall, we just can’t recommend this stack to our readers.
In terms of both end results and value for money, it just can’t compete.
For one thing, it uses seriously low-grade, ineffective, substandard ingredients.
Valerian Root is known to reduce anxiety in most users. However, it is far from the most effective natural substance at doing this. Since this stack only contains a handful of ingredients, we really do need it to use only the most reliable, effective, robustly proven ingredients available.
GABA is thought to reduce anxiety as this neurotransmitter is a central nervous system depressant. Alcohol in part acts on your GABA receptors, which is why drinking makes you feel so relaxed and loose. Yet GABA supplementation is not very effective. GABA is not metabolized properly and it doesn’t cross the blood brain barrier efficiently. Sounds great on paper, but in practice, it does next to nothing.
All in all, not a very good choice of ingredients for a stack with so few of them!
If you’re going to go minimalist, and we think you really should, you need to exclusively use the best ingredients on the market and dose them well.
BrainMD Restful Sleep fails us in that regard.
Final Verdict – BrainMD Restful Sleep – Should You Buy It?
Simply put, no. We don’t think anybody is best off using this sleeping supplement over another, more potent, focused, and economical stack.
BrainMD Restful Sleep contains a good serving of melatonin and some magnesium.
Yet the melatonin is (we assume) synthetic. The other ingredients, Valerian Root and GABA, are poor quality, relatively ineffective choices. They might have a place in a larger sleeping aid that contains more ingredients to help you in those areas. But they do not belong as main ingredients.
All in all, a weak, ineffective stack offering relatively poor value for money. You can do better!