Meditonin is offered as an nutritional supplement advertised to provide a natural and safe meditation support. The company behind this formula is the US manufacturer Mindfulness Products. Additional information about this manufacturer is not available at the time of this review. The product offers multiple benefits such as reduced anxiety and stress symptoms, mental clarity, elevated mood, reduced restlessness, and improved cognitive function. The formulation acts mainly by balancing the levels of certain neurotransmitters known to induce relaxation, positive mood and enhance mental alertness.
The composition of Meditonin includes herbs, vitamins and amino-acids that nourish the brain and influence its ability to normally react in stressful situations. These substances help the body to release chemical compounds that increase the ability to focus while calming the nervous system and promoting feelings of contentment and euphoria. The producer offers a list of scientific studies involving the ingredients that also support the benefits claims of their formulation. A summarized description of each of the ingredients’ therapeutic effects is also provided.
Meditonin is designed to help adults interested in maintaining proper levels of essential nutrients that were shown to promote psychical health and improve their overall sense of well-being. It is suited for both men and women over 18 years old and is not recommended for individuals who are under a doctor’s care. A free e-book is also offered for people who want to learn about the most effective meditation techniques and the countless benefits of such a practice. The author of this book is Dr. Joseph C. Guinan.
Meditonin contains the following ingredients: vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Gamma Aminobutyric Acid (GABA), L-Theanine, Gotu Kola herb powder (Centella asiatica), Green Tea leaf extract (NLT 50% Polyphonels) (Camellia sinensis), L-Tyrosine, and L-5 Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) (Griffonia simplicifolia).
Meditonin is a proprietary blend of 7 different active substances which are included in the vitamins, herbs and amino-acid classes of nutrients.
Vitamin B6 is one of the eight compounds from the B-complex of vitamins. Its most important brain benefits reflect on the mood and alertness. It is also involved in the synthesis of several important neurotransmitters such as Serotonin, known to induce feelings of relaxation, happiness and contentment. Vitamin B6 deficiency has been linked to depression, cognitive decline and mood disorders. This nutrient is also believed to improve memory in both healthy people and those who suffer from memory impairment conditions (such as Alzheimer’s). Studies however have not yet shown conclusive results regarding these claims. This compound is also essential for hemoglobin production, the blood compound responsible for oxygen transportation. This function ensures the necessary energy to function properly, as low levels of oxygen result in increased tiredness and poor attention which further leads to poor judgment calls and confusion. Vitamin B6 occurs naturally in various food sources including fish, liver, potatoes, sunflower seeds, spinach, bananas, avocado and other non- citric fruits. Some of the associated symptoms of vitamin B deficiency are weakness, insomnia, depression, and loss of coordination.
5-HTP is a chemical resulted from the protein building block L-tryptophan. Supplemental 5-HTP is produced from the African plant Griffonia simplicifolia. The main benefit of this substance comes from its ability to convert into Serotonin, which further converts to Melatonin. Melatonin influences the day-night sleep cycles. When combined with vitamin B6, 5-HTP may cross the blood brain barrier where it is metabolized and converted into the essential brain nutrients previously mentioned. Supplements containing this active compound are sold as antidepressants, sleep aids and appetite suppressants. However, due to the lack of sufficient scientific data regarding the full extent of its side effects and drug interactions, it is best to take precaution when using 5-HTP based supplements. Side effects of Meditonin are not mentioned as such by the manufacturer; however, consumers may experience unwanted side effects commonly associated with the core ingredients, as previously mentioned.
Meditonin recommended dosage is 2 capsules daily, or one capsule 30 minutes before meditation sessions.
- The formula is manufactured using pharmaceutical-grade ingredients
- The formula is offered as based on a proprietary blend of active ingredients
- The manufacturer offers a 90-day money-back guarantee
- The first effects of the supplement can be experienced within 30 minutes from initial use
- Special price promotions may lower the unit price of the formula
- Scientific data about some of the active ingredients in terms of benefit spectrum, drug interactions and precautions is inconclusive
- There is no side effect mentioned for the formula (although each of the active ingredients may cause specific unwanted effects)
- The formula is not researched as such
- The number of testimonials available is relatively low
Meditonin is marketed to offer a safe and natural support for people who enjoy meditating, but it also offers additional independent brain benefits designed to increase the sense of well-being. At the time of this review, several special price offers are available, consisting in a substantial price discount. The product cannot be directly purchased from the manufacturer’s website; however, it does provide a link to its official retailer, where consumers can purchase the formula from.
Meditonin contains several nutrients that have been traditionally used to treat the type of affections that this formula is advertised for, as well as several amino acids that support the natural balance of neurotransmitters in the brain. Still, the supplement is not the subject of any clinical study and the number of testimonials is limited, so the effectiveness of this supplement is not a proven fact.
For safety reasons it is always best to consult a specialized healthcare practitioner who can guide you and explain all the potential risks of using a dietary supplement.