Without consistent, high-quality sleep, your athletic performance, rate of recovery, mood, and even metabolism may decline. The safe, non-habit forming nutrient combination in REM Caps works quickly and effectively to help you reap the health and performance benefits of a more sound, restful, and productive sleep.
IS IT OK TO TAKE REM CAPS REGULARLY?
Yes, we believe that it's perfectly acceptable and highly beneficial to use REM Caps on a nightly basis. This is primarily due to the melatonin component, which has the following benefits associated with it:
- Melatonin possesses neuroprotective effects - Age-related decline in the body's melatonin levels is associated with an increase potential for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
- Melatonin provides protection against stroke - Research has shown that a deficiency in melatonin is correlated with an increase in both ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. Conversely, adequate bodily levels of melatonin reduce high cholesterol and high blood pressure, which are some of the risk factors for stroke.
- Melatonin an extremely powerful antioxidant - One well-known nutritionist has stated that melatonin is "one of the most powerful antioxidants ever discovered with a greater range of effectiveness than vitamin C, vitamin E, or beta-carotene..." Another highly respected nutritional scientist writes, "Melatonin neutralizes one of the most damaging free radicals, and does so five times more effectively than the antioxidant enzyme glutathione..." Speaking of glutathione, melatonin increases the endogenous production of this powerful antioxidant.
- Melatonin possesses potential anti-aging benefits - Ongoing research is finding that melatonin may help extend lifespan by increasing levels of Sirt1, often referred to as the "longevity protein."
If you experience any issues with sleep, even if it's only occasionally, REM Caps is a "must have" product for you. However, even if you don't have sleep-related problems, given all the important roles that melatonin plays in the body, and with all of the benefits attributed to melatonin, we believe that REM Caps is a supplement that can and should be used regularly.
How serious is insufficient sleep and how can I address that?
The conclusions of a recent study involving 8,000 participants: 50+ year-old individuals who sleep 5 hours or less a night may be at risk for several serious and chronic health conditions, ranging from heart disease to cancer.
The research, published online October 18 in PLOS Medicine , found that compared to those who slept 7-8 hours, individuals who slept less than 5 hours had a 30% increase in many health issues including:
- Chronic kidney disease
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Coronary heart disease
- Heart Failure
- Liver Disease
- Parkinson’s disease
Those in their 60’s who slept less than 5 hours were shown to have a 32% higher risk, while those in their 70’s, a 40% increased risk was found.
Lead investigator, Dr. Séverine Sabia, PhD, states, "It is important to take care of our sleep." Dr. Sabia noted that the source of the sleep problem must be addressed, but for those who don’t have a medical reason for insufficient sleep, she further went on to say that “Healthy sleep habits are a must. These include keeping a regular sleep schedule, a healthy lifestyle — physical activity and light exposure during the day, and a light dinner — and avoidance of screens for a half hour before sleep."
While allowing for the fact that “chronic diseases often coexist, particularly at older ages, it remains unclear how sleep duration may be associated with risk of multimorbidity,” Dr. Sabia also emphasized, "Sleep is important for the regulation of several body function, such as metabolic, endocrine, and inflammatory regulation over the day, that in turn, when dysregulated, may contribute to increased risk of several chronic conditions."
Hammer’s Superior Sleep-Enhancing Trio
Hammer CBD – Our clients consistently tell us that they haven’t experienced a more powerful, yet safe and natural way to enhance sleep quality and duration. The phytocannabinoids in Hammer CBD augment the body’s natural production of cannabinoids while influencing the CB1 receptors, allowing them to function better. This dramatically helps promote calmness, relaxation, and better-quality sleep and support for the immune system. 
REM Caps – For nearly two decades, the unique and safe, non-habit-forming nutrient combination in REM Caps has helped thousands of people enjoy more sound, restful, and productive sleep. The main component in REM Caps’ main ingredient is melatonin, which research has shown significantly reduces the amount of time needed to fall asleep, boosts the amount of time spent asleep, and increases sleep duration. 
Essential Mg - Of the hundreds of roles magnesium plays in the body, one of the primary benefits for aiding sleep is that it helps the muscles and nerves to relax. Magnesium supplementation, especially when combined with other nutrients—such as those found in REM Caps—has been shown to reduce incidences of insomnia. 
I am oftentimes reminded of the words of highly respected coach Nate Llerandi, who labeled the lack of quality sleep the ultimate performance killer. Coach Llerandi states, “Sleep deprivation can put you in one of the holes you’ll ever experience. It goes hand in hand with overtraining, erratic training, and poor performances.” Dr. Bill Misner elaborates: "Deep sleep patterns may mean the difference between big anabolic gains and none at all! Both bodily repair and anabolic growth occur only during quality rest, and when deep sleep patterns become routine. While lack of sleep can have dire consequences, adequate sleep provides only positive, healthful benefits.”
It's obvious: if you're not obtaining the right amount of high-quality sleep every night, not only is your athletic performance being sabotaged, so too is your overall health! To ensure that you obtain the right amount of high-quality sleep, put the Hammer Nutrition “Sleep-Enhancing Trio” to work for you!
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I heard that REM Caps may be effective for Restless Leg Syndrome
Q: I heard that REM Caps may be effective for Restless Leg Syndrome. Is this true?
A: One study’s results showed significant relief of Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) using valerian, which is found in REM Caps. Though the amounts of valerian used in the study (800 mg) are more than what is in a capsule of REM Caps (150 mg), taking 2 REM Caps, along with 1-2 capsules of Essential Mg—magnesium being very effective for relaxing nerves and muscles—may prove to be very beneficial for helping alleviate this issue.
Reference: Cuellar NG, Ratcliffe SJ. Does valerian improve sleepiness and symptom severity in people with restless legs syndrome? Altern Ther Health Med. 2009 Mar-Apr; 15(2):22-8.
Where does the strong smell in REM Caps come from?
The valerian root component in REM Caps is responsible. This is the naturally occurring scent of valerian root, and it's completely harmless.
Are your supplements 3rd party tested?
Yes, every Hammer Nutrition supplement is 3rd party tested in compliance with the FDA’s regulations, 21 CFR Part 111 – Dietary Supplements. All the raw materials for each supplement we produce are tested for purity, strength, identity, and integrity. In addition to raw material testing, every Hammer Nutrition supplement is also tested in every stage of production—blending, encapsulation / powder-filling, packaging components and finished goods—before being released for distribution.
Melatonin Restoration Cycle
Take 2 capsules one hour before bed every night for 30 days straight. If sleep pattern has not normalized and dream life has not significantly improved, repeat another 30-day cycle.
When Traveling/Jet Lag
Take 2 capsules one hour before wanting to go to sleep.
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
Take 2 capsules of REM Caps plus 1-2 capsules of Essential Mg.
Vivid dreams are a sign that your body is entering the deepest cycle of sleep = good.
Valerian Root Extract – The extract from the roots of the flowering plant/herb Valeriana officinalis.
Melatonin – A hormone that is naturally produced and secreted by the pineal gland, a tiny organ in the brain.
5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) – Isolated from the seed of the Griffonia simplicifolia plant, and a precursor to the neurotransmitter serotonin.
Magnesium (as Amino Acid Chelate) – A mineral chelated (“bonded”) to an amino acid.
Enzyme Blend – A blend of digestive enzymes.
|Serving Size: 2 capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value*|
|Magnesium (as Bisglycinate Chelate)||40mg||10%|
|Valerian Root Extract
(Griffonia Seed Extract)
(A proprietary blend of protease, amylase, cellulase, lipase, phytase)
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
† Daily Value not established.
|Other Ingredients: Rice Bran (Oryza Sativa), Vegetable Capsules (plant cellulose and water).
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.