I man not be the healthiest person in the world. I don’t watch my weight and I am a sucker for a fresh Twinkie and great big bowl of pasta. I do however try and make a conscious effort at times about the things I eat or drink. I know I need to do a better job.
For example, I won’t eat cake or anything along those lines with funky colors like red, blue and purple. The idea of eating a slice of cake covered in blue tinted frosting grosses me out.
I also don’t like to take medication unless I have no choice. I much rather take homeopathic products whenever possible. The more natural the ingredients, the happier I am.
Sainthood Herbs is a company that offers a variety of supplement. Their supplements are made with the highest of quality standards. They ensure that all of their products are natural, healthy, safe, non-GMO, sustainable, and eco-friendly too.
I was asked by Sainthood Herbs if I would like to review one of their products. They have several that interested me including Weight Management, Mental Agility, Blood Glucose and Heart & LDL. I ended up selecting Stress & Sleep. I do have occasional bouts with sleeplessness and unbeknown to me at the time I accepted the review, A LOT of stress. Especially the past 3 weeks.
Stress & Sleep helps to reduce stress by inducing relaxation as well as occasional sleeping difficulties.
Stress & Sleep is made with minimal ingredients.
I like that there are no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. I’m not 100% sure what ingredients like Jujube and Silk Tree are, but they sound more “natural” to me then something like Erythrosine or Cochineal (Google them - Cochineal is food coloring derived from insect shells and Erythrosine is red dye).
The supplements had no taste or noticeable smell for me (unlike Omega and Fish Oils that can taste and smell fishy). I just swallowed them with no aftertaste.
I haven’t used these on a regular basis, only during times of extreme stress or sleepless night. Lately my sleepless nights are due to stress – and A LOT of it.
If you read my post about what happened with selling our condo and losing the beautiful house I fell in love with, you’ll know why I have been under a lot of stress. Between negotiating a price for our condo, the inspection, house hunting, making an offer on the place we fell in love with (and getting into a bidding war no less), the inspection on that place, and then losing it all. The word “stress” doesn’t even come close. Is there something WORSE then stress?
I took the Stress & Sleep supplements several times. While I will admit that it didn’t relieve much of the stress, it did help me to feel a wee bit more relaxed and less tense then I felt prior to taking them (it takes a while before you start to notice it – about a 1/2 hour or so). I would say it helped to take the “edge off”. The stress was still there, but I didn’t feel was tightly wound up as I did prior to taking the supplements. It doesn’t get rid of the stress, it just eases it up a bit.
As for helping me to sleep, I think the supplement helped a bit in that department, probably more so then the stress part. I found that I was able to fall asleep within a reasonable amount of time. I think it has to do with taking the edge off. It takes it off just enough for your mind to relax a bit so you can fall asleep.
I actually fought through the effects the other night. I took the supplement to help me sleep (the night of the day we found out we lost the house and had to end the sale of our condo). That was a rough night. I took the supplement but afterwards I knew it was probably a silly idea because I was under extreme distress. I figured I would take my mind off things and get some blog posts done. I could feel myself getting sleepy and tired but I was some how able to fight through it and ended up getting my “second wind”. That night I was up until around 4:00 AM.
I like the product because of it’s natural ingredients (it’s also verified non-GMO). Under normal circumstances it works well as far as taking the edge off stress and to help you unwind and sleep a bit better. If you find yourself under extreme stress (which I hope you never do), then this product won’t work as well as it does under normal circumstances. This is meant for “normal” amounts of stress and average sleepless nights.
*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.