Available in delicious lemon or chocolate flavour, FemBev® Drink Mixes contain pumpkin seeds (cold-pressed to remove the oil and then blended) which provide a powerful source of a natural hormone, which is an essential amino acid our bodies only get from food sources.
The science behind how the FemBev® Menopause range works
FemBev® Drink Mixes (available in chocolate or lemon flavour) are comprised of a natural source tryptophan derived from organic pumpkin seeds. Natural Tryptophan, an essential amino acid our bodies only get from food sources, is light sensitive and metabolizes differently in light vs. dark conditions.
When taken during the day, the protein-source tryptophan in FemBev® becomes serotonin, which regulates mood, emotion, and appetite, and is well known to alleviate stress, anxiety, and depression.
When taken at night, this amino acid turns into serotonin, which then metabolizes into melatonin, a hormone that activates the brain’s sleep mechanisms. Our brains are designed to regulate the production of melatonin properly so that just the right amount is used to promote sleep throughout the night.
Because FemBev® effectively coaxes the body to produce melatonin within the natural chemistry of our brain, it preserves natural sleep architecture and ensures safe and deep sleep. As the brain produces the exact amount of melatonin that it requires, the body is primed for a natural, restful sleep.
Melatonin, properly regulated by our brains, dissipates after exposure to light, eliminating feelings of drowsiness as well as the risk of dependence or tolerance.
Though pumpkin seeds are the main food ingredients in the FemBev® formulation, in a de-oiled pumpkin seed flour format, when ingested alone the protein still needs a little boost. This is due to intense competition from other amino acids, which are also part of pumpkin seed protein, for access to transport sites across the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB).
FemBev®’s natural source of tryptophan is combined with other precise ingredients that help it to function optimally. A small amount of a high glycemic index (GI) carbohydrate is specifically included in the formulation. Its role is to combine with the other amino acids and shunt them toward the liver, thus leaving natural tryptophan, which is largely protein-bound, with a clear advantage to get into the brain.
FemBev® Drink Mixes can also be taken during the day to provide a powerful source of natural tryptophan, a precursor for serotonin. Serotonin regulates mood, emotion and appetite, and is well known to alleviate stress, anxiety and depression. Other purported benefits of ingesting a natural source of tryptophan include easing chronic pain symptoms, weight loss and increased libido.
Whilst available as a standalone product, our Vitamin B Multi-Complex food supplement is provided free with our FemBev® Lemon and Chocolate Drink Mix products and contain more than 500mg of a strong, potent and well balanced formula.
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