Tranquility is presented as an herbal formula designed to help people who suffer from sleeping disorders caused by stress, diet deficit of vitamins, minerals or trace elements and lifestyle disruption.
The manufacturer is Nature’s Plus, a company with almost 40 years of market experience and a producer of herbal and non-herbal remedies for a variety of health conditions and disorders (bones, circulation system, urinary system, eyes, heart, reproduction system, etc).
The manufacturer claims that Tranquility owes its beneficial properties to the unique combination of L-Tryptophan (in a very high dose), Magnesium-Calcium, Valerian and Chamomile, although it brings no evidence to support these claims.
The combination of ingredients available in the supplement offers relaxation to stressed people who encounter difficulties in falling asleep or are having a restless sleep.
Tranquility formula includes the following ingredients: Calcium (as soy amino acid chelate/complex), Magnesium (as soy amino acid chelate/complex), Milk Protein Concentrate (containing 10 mg of naturally occurring L-Tryptophan), Valerian (Valeriana officinalis root), Chamomile (Matricaria recutita flower).
Tranquility is a combination of herbs, minerals and proteins.
L-Tryptophan is an essential amino acid found in many plant and animal proteins. It has been traditionally used in alternative medicine for the effect it has in helping with sleep and insomnia problems, depression, attention deficit disorder, smoking cessation and other conditions. However, L-tryptophan has been linked to a wide spectrum of serious side effects and is considered possibly unsafe when taken orally. FDA has not approved all the uses of this amino-acid.
Magnesium and calcium are complementary minerals and work in symbiosis. Their most known beneficial effects are in helping the body fight against nervousness, anxiety and fatigue and increasing the level of serotonin. Serotonin is the essential neurotransmitter which facilitates brain’s control over the sleep process.
Chamomile and Valerian are common ingredients in products promoting sleep or sleep related effects, due to their known sedative effects. However, if taken in excessive amounts, they may have side effects. The recommended dose is one capsule a day.
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- The formula contains minerals useful for the overall health of the body
- Affordable price (approximately $10 for a 90 capsules bottle)
- The supplement is not FDA approved
- Few consumer reviews available
- Contains L-Tryptophan which can be dangerous taken in the wrong combinations
- Lack of general information on product side effects, mechanism of action, etc.
Tranquility is advertised as a way to achieve a restful sleep and is designed for people suffering from the main negative consequence of a stressful, unbalanced life. As chronically stress is becoming an increasingly more common problem of modern men and women, new products which are advertised as useful in controlling the short and long term damages emerge.
Nature’s Plus is basing their product marketing on the L-Tryptophan ingredient. This product promotes restful sleep by increasing the level of serotonin thus stimulating the brain to relax and rest.
However, precaution is advised, since the manufacturer does not mention anything about clinical trials conducted on the product or its ingredients, interactions with other drugs or contraindications. It is our recommendation to consult a healthcare professional before consuming the supplement.