Insomnia Relief is a homeopathic remedy for insomnia and other problems derived from lack of sleep. It’s manufactured by the company Natra Bio, who appears to be from Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. It’s very confusing because their products say Massachusetts, one website says they’re in Washington, their customer service uses Arizona time, returns are done in Utah, and their parent company is in California. This product is aimed at being a potential solution for anyone who experiences unusual amounts of restlessness or just can’t get to sleep.
Insomnia Relief contains the following ingredients: Camomilla 1x, Humulus Lupulus 1x, Passiflora incarnata 1x, Valeriana officinalis 1x, Avena Sativa 4x, Cimicifuga racemos 6x, Cinchona officinalis 6x, Kali Phosphoricum 9x, Calcarea Carbonica 12x, Silicea 12x.
Because this is a homeopathic product, it’s primarily sugar or salt. The remaining ingredients aren’t present in significant amounts. This includes Cimicifuga racemosa, Cinchona officinalis, Kali Phosphoricum, Calcarea Carbonica, and Silicea. These ingredients are scaled at 6X or 12X, with the exception of Kali Phosphoricum, which is 9X. Kali phosphoricum seems to be another name for Potassium carbonate, which is a white salt that has no known medical applications. Sometimes it’s used in foods, but it’s also used in the making of soap and glass, and doesn’t appear as an active ingredient in real medicines.
Cimicifuga racemosa is known as black cohosh, black snakeroot, fairy candle, and various other names. It’s a flowering plant native to North America. It may have analgesic, sedative, and anti-inflammatory properties, in addition to helping treat symptoms of menopause. There isn’t a lot of solid evidence on its benefits and potential side effects. It has, however, seen use in traditional Native American medicine. They – and European settlers later on – used it to treat a wide variety of problems. Overuse may increase risk of liver problems or cancer. Cinchona officinalis is a tree found in some South American forests. The bark is popular for treating fever and malaria, among other potential issues, although side effects are common if you use too much. Medical experts rarely recommend Cinchona unless it’s heavily purified or regulated, as there are sometimes better alternatives.
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- This product doesn’t contain significant amounts of active ingredients, so it’s likely safe to use for everyone. It is better than many other homeopathic products, due to use of 1X ingredients.
- Unflavored tablets. This may be a disadvantage for some people, but there shouldn’t be any weird tastes or smells.
- No evidence that homeopathic medicine is effective in any way, other than potentially providing a placebo effect.
- Inactive ingredients are Lactose and Magnesium Stearate.
Insomnia Relief is intended to work exactly how you’d expect. Unfortunately, it’s not clear if this product will achieve its intended purposes. Homeopathic solution generally don’t work well for most people, but sometimes they do have an effect. They are, however, some of the safest products you can find. They can often be used by people of all ages. The company website doesn’t have reviews or testimonials on the company page to discuss product effectiveness or safety. It’s probably fine for most people, with little chance of side effects popping up.