Everyone has experienced the occasional odd sleepless night, complete with tossing and turning. Unfortunately, for some people, it isn’t so odd but rather insists on being part of their routine. However, there are many possible solutions to this problem, including the benefits of a natural hormone known as melatonin. Not only does the human brain make it, but in minimal amounts it is also found in plants and animals. So keep in mind–while melatonin may help you sleep, it is not a man-made sleep aid.

Does Melatonin Work?

Whether or not the intentional consumption of melatonin assists sleep often depends on the individual and the reason they need or want it. However, the onslaught of sleeplessness frequently comes from the production of melatonin being disturbed, either being in an unconventional release pattern or there not being enough of it. When melatonin is released or repressed is dictated by circadian rhythms and exposure to light, so if your body is flung into a different time zone (jet lag), or if you hold a night job, your sleep being under the control of when your body is used to experiencing daylight may be less than ideal.

Jet lag is when a person travels to different time zones, generally by plane. In some cases, the time difference may only be a few hours and this is hardly an issue. However, once it becomes a notable shift it may take your body an inconvenient amount of time to re-adjust (approximately a day for every time zone crossed) and make it difficult to sleep or stay awake at appropriate times. However, that’s where melatonin comes in. If taken at the right time, supplements can ease the adjustment period by raising melatonin levels and thus make you tired.

Benefits of Melatonin

As already harped upon, the major benefit of melatonin supplements, when used correctly, is sleep. There are numerous other uses being researched (such as helping with Alzheimer’s) but you should consult your doctor before using it regularly to help treat something.

Melatonin Safety

Taking melatonin can sometimes interact badly with medications and health problems, so either do your research or consult your doctor! Long-term use (over two months) is also heavily discouraged without the consultation of a doctor. It sometimes comes with side effects, so don’t be too alarmed if you wake up with: headaches, dizziness, daytime sleepiness, and in less common cases discomfort, irritability, confusion, etc. and even short-term feelings of depression. It also should be noted that melatonin often brings vivid dreams or nightmares. Regarding dosage, taking too much has not been shown to be even remotely harmful, it can disrupt circadian rhythms, which is rather inconvenient. Finally, do not operate machinery or drive a vehicle within five hours of taking melatonin supplements. The very idea of taking melatonin supplements is to make you drowsy.

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Remember! Sleeping is a major part of leading a healthy life, and Sleep Now from Herbalife is here to help you!

How Can I Try It?

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Formula 1 RecipesThe 21st century requires an active lifestyle. You need to do everything these days-focusing on your career, your social life, self-improvement, your physical fitness, skill development-and putting it all together presents a considerable challenge.

With all the tasks that have to be finished in your busy schedule, integrating Herbalife shakes into your day can be an effective way to streamline your time management. Each shake is the equivalent of a set meal, ensuring that you don’t have to slow down to get the nutrition you need.

Herbalife’s trademark shake, Formula 1, is an ideal meal substitute. It contains 21 essential vitamins and minerals, as well as protein and fiber, keeping your body clean and healthy, able to keep performing at the optimal levels that you demand.
That said, drinking a shake for a meal all day every day is bound to get old quick. Not to worry-we’re here to help. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways to spice up Herbalife’s Formula 1.

1. Try a different flavor

The first suggestion is also the most simple. Formula 1 comes in 11 different flavors, already introducing variety to your daily shakes. Love vanilla, as a true connoisseur of flavor should? Herbalife offers three different kinds- French Vanilla, for those who prefer a fuller, more floral taste; Vanilla (Allergen-Free), for the more sensitive types; and Kosher Vanilla, for the most sensitive types.

Chocolate lovers can choose from Dutch Chocolate for that rich flavor, or if you want to chill, the soothing blend of Mint Chocolate calms the nerves and clears the mind. You can also try Café Latte for the same energy kick-and flavor-without the crippling caffeine addiction. And best of all, after getting caught in the rain, you can kick back and relax with a Piña Colada shake, if you like.

2. Make ice cream

Ice cream is truly a gift from the gods, but by their name, it isn’t good for you. Because the Formula 1 flavors are so diverse, they can be used for practically any flavor of the frozen treat. A good standby is the classic Cookies and Cream.

Take two heaping scoops of Cookies and Cream Formula 1, mix it with 250 milliliters of soy milk, then stick it in the freezer for 10 minutes. If you close your eyes and expand your palate, it’ll taste as good-and make you feel as good-as real ice cream does. Try mixing different flavors together with different types of milk and find the right taste for you.

3. Bake pastries

You don’t have to drink Herbalife shakes. They’re in powder form, which means you can mix them into things and see where it goes.

Put it in a bowl with the right ingredients, pop it in the oven, and you might find that you can enjoy delicious baked treats every single day. Take 3/4 cup of vanilla Formula 1 as your base, ½ cups canola oil, 1 ½ cups self-raising flour, 1 tsp baking powder, ½ skim milk, 1 cup rolled oats, 2 ripe bananas, 2 beaten eggs, and sweetener equal to ½ sugar.

After preheating your oven to 180 °C, mix the milk, oats, bananas, and eggs in one bowl. Sift the flour and add the baking powder, Formula 1, and sweetener in another bowl. Put the two bowls together, making sure not to overmix, and place them in a muffin tin. Bake them for around 26 minutes, and voila, muffins for lunch.
Don’t have an oven, or these recipes seem too time-consuming for you? Adapt them into pancakes! Everybody loves a good fat stack of pancakes with honey and margarine (or if you want to indulge, butter).

These are just a few ways to make your Herbalife shake meals something to look forward to every time you eat them. Don’t be afraid to experiment with other recipes, like smoothies, bars, cakes, puddings, and pies. You won’t know how versatile the powder can be until you try. Happy eating!

We found a great Herbalife coffee cake recipe today that only has five grams of carbs and only one gram of sugar.

It uses the following ingredients:

Herbalife Personalized Protein Powder
Herbalife Protein Drink Mix Vanilla
Cinnamon
Slivered Almonds
Water

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Formula 1 Sport

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