The importance of sleep for recovery from exercise is lost on most lifters and this is a shame because the truth is that nothing is more important than getting a good night’s sleep. But it’s not just about getting your 8 hours, it’s about maximizing the quality of your sleep and allowing testosterone and growth hormone levels to rise. In this article we are going to take a look at ten of the most effective sleep and recovery supplements that are available to buy.
Let me make this clear, HYPNOS works!! If you are looking for combination of relaxing, deep sleep with no side effects and a clean label with ingredients you can actually read without feeling you need to graduate med school, look no further. You can watch my full YouTube review to get the full details on what to expect, but let me summarize this part here by telling you, that you just can’t go wrong!
We’ve covered Fade Out in a previous top ten list , we rated it highly then and we still do now. What’s great about Redcon1 is that they think outside the box when it comes to ingredients. Fade Out contains Valerian root and Mucuna Pruriens which reverse the effects of sleep disorders and increase dopamine levels. Fade Out aims to not only improve sleep quality but to increase levels of HGH and reduce stress, an all-round excellent supplement.
Blackstone labs are mostly known for waking you up with their hardcore pre-workout line and nootropic. With a couple of products making our top ten lists. It’s interesting then to see a product that is designed to do the exact opposite of the other two, Anesthetized is a potent non-prescription sleep aid which delivers on its promise. Containing ingredients such as 4-amino-3-Phenylbutanoic Acid that are well known to have a tranquilizing effects , makes it clear that Blackstone labs are not messing around here. Anesthetized js also designed to help you wake up with more energy, something that a lot of morning lifters would love.
From the hottest brand of 2020, comes a complete formula that combines a great list of both deep sleep ingredients and what is the most complete recovery formula on this list. Sedative is the perfect end-of-day formula designed to help promote rest, relaxation, and recovery. Sedative is a fine mix of inhibitory amino acids, growth hormone secretagogues, and anxiolytic components combined to elicit a blissful nose-dive right into bed. Sedative works mostly by providing the “inhibitory” (as opposed to excitatory) neurotransmitters Glycine, GABA, and somewhat Serotonin. Some of these amino acids and extracts have a “secretagogue” effect in that they can elicit the release of growth hormone from the pituitary. Additionally, Sedative provides other components like Theanine and Melatonin to reduce stress and promote sleep.
I was debating if to add the high tech somatomax to the list here. The problem with this one, is that not only it works, it works too well. The premium nighttime recovery formula is designed to help encourage natural drowsiness, sound sleep and improved recovery. Watch the full review below to get a deep understanding of what I would recommend you handle this monster with caution.
One thing you can say about Pharmafreak is that they know how to design an awesome looking supplement. Their hardcore dripping website alone is enough to get you in the mood to train! GH Freak is designed to improve sleep, boost GH and speed up recovery. It uses three main ingredients to achieve this: GABA which boosts GH and improves sleep, DHEA which can help build muscle and improve libido, and 5-HTP which increases serotonin levels – aka get you chilled…. A great all round product.
MusclePharm is one of the largest main stream supplement companies in the world. And we’ve looked at several of their products in the past. Z-Core is the second supplement on this list to contain Zinc, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6, which are the components of ZMA – one of the most well-known sleep supplements around. There’s also Fenugreek and Melatonin that will boost testosterone and promote deep sleep respectively.
3Z is a little different from the other supplements that we’ve looked at. It offers a lot of the same benefits but also concentrates on decreasing interruptions while you’re asleep, meaning that you get a better quality of sleep and therefore wake up more refreshed. The supplement also promises to help you fall asleep quicker which is a pretty great addition. 3Z also contains Valerian root, Magnolia bark, L-Theanine, and GABA, as well as a few lesser-known ingredients. You can expect a boost to testosterone and growth hormone, as well as a great night’s sleep.
What makes G-Spring from Magnum Nutraceuticals so good is the addition of the ingredient Puerarin. This is an isoflavone that has been shown to produce a 520% increase in Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone. The product also contains Mucuna Pruriens, Melatonin, Bacopa Monniera (which supports GH production) and Arginine and Lysine which work together to boost GH.
Because of all these, it is fair to say that G-Spring is one of the most effective supplements for maximizing growth hormone production while sleeping. Many users have commented it on how well it helps them sleep too. A great supplement for anyone trying to build muscle.
Another sleep and recovery formula but this time it’s not aimed at bodybuilders as much as it is the regular public. This supplement is designed to produce the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had. It contains Valerian Root, L-Tryptophan, and Melatonin. But it also contains hops (which are responsible for making beer but also have a great effect on sleep), lemon balm, and GABA. If you’ve been having trouble sleeping then you should consider Sleep Optimizer by Jarrow Formulas.