4.5 / 5.0
Hypnos starts out with Phenibut at 500mg. Compared to RedCon1's Fade Out, this is 50% dosed to that. This isn't a bad thing. There are no clinical research studies showing the optimal amount, but over-the-counter products contain anywhere from 250mg to 1g, which means 500mg is right in the middle. You want to be cautious with Phenibut. Too much can have adverse effects. Although we like Fade Out, 1g might be too much for most people. With 500mg you can adjust accordingly. Phenibut is typically used to treat stress and anxiety. It is a calming agent which helps you sleep.
Next Hypnos contains 500mg of GABA. Fade Out contains 1g, so again we are dosed at 50% of Fade Out. GABA helps metabolize growth hormone. As many of us know, growth hormone production is the highest when we sleep. Per Examine.com, the optimal levels of GABA per day are 3-5g. Although this is not clinically dosed, it still helps with the metabolism of GH.
ZMA is a commonly used supplement for sleep aid and it is a combination of zinc monomethionine/asparate and magnesium aspartate. Hynos contains both. Hypnos contains 250mg of Magnesium Aspartate (more than RedCon1) and 30mg of Zinc (more than RedCon1). Both of these ingredients have been proven to help muscle recovery and aiding in achieving REM.
Valerian Root Extract is also used at 200mg. This is a common ingredient used in sleep aids as well. This is frequently combined with Hops, which Hynos contains at 50mg. Hops are a sedative which helps you sleep.
L-Dopa is used at 50mg in Hynos too. L-Dopa is use to increase Dopamine levels in the body. This is a "feel good" agent. This reduces stress levels and allows us to relax and obtain peaceful sleep. Proper dosage varies depending on the goal Most people supplement with it during the day, at night you won't need as much.
Passion Flower 10:1 is used at 30mg. Passion Flower is also used to treat sleep disorders like insomnia. Dosage varies but tablets of this are up to 90mg. At 30mg it it not as high as a tablet, but you're also combining it with a lot of other sleep agents.
Lastly, you are getting 1.5mg of Melatonin. This is one of the most popular sleep aids on the market. I have seen this as high as 5mg. This is lower than others. Fade Out uses 5mg...but again 5mg might be too much for one person.
Overall I like this profile. It uses some different ingredients you don't find in other sleep aids. Collectively they work well together.
5.0 / 5.0
I don’t typically have a hard time sleeping, but I do have a lot on my mind at times. Also, when I have had long days and I know I am only going to be getting 6 hours of sleep or so, I want that sleep to matter. Hynos put me into a deep sleep every time. Within 10-15 minutes of taking Hynos I was out.
We all wake up in the middle of the night to relieve ourselves in the bathroom. When you take Hynos you don’t. No, you don’t pee the bed, you just don’t wake up in the middle of the night. Hypnos does a great job of getting you to REM.
When you wake up in the morning you do not feel groggy. It takes a second to get out of bed, but once you do you feel refreshed and amazing. It helps aid in muscle recovery too so your body feels great.
Overall, this was one of my favorite sleep aids. It’s not too much, and it’s definitely not a little.
*Caution: Phenibut has some addictive tendencies, do not use every night.
5.0 / 5.0
Flavor: Lemonberry Nectar
Of all the sleep aids I have used, this was the best tasting one. We had Lemonberry Nectar and it was delicious. It tasted like candy. I could take this with water, or just straight and chase it with water, and it was awesome. You'll love it.
4.5 / 5.0
On-top-of tasting fantastic, it mixed awesome as well. The particles are micronized so they dissolved into the water very nicely. Unlike other sleep aids, there is hardly any residue left behind.
4.5 / 5.0
Many sleep aids on the market are going to retail for around $1 per serving. That puts this at $40 for 40-servings. This is going to be a little more expensive than the competition. It also is dosed less on Phenibut and GABA. Yes, I said that was not a bad thing, but some people might want to get more bang for their buck on Phenibut. However, overall, the combination of all the ingredients makes this one helluva sleep aid that I really enjoy. If you can find this on sale (10-20% off) then it is one heck of a deal. You won't regret it!