Our Mani drops are made with Non-GMO certified industrial hemp.
They are completely water soluble and can be mixed into any beverage of your choice.
What does "liposomal" mean?
Our Mani Drops have a liposomal formula. It is a novel form of drug delivery system that is safer and faster than many other traditional methods. They work by encapsulating the ingredients in liquid form in their nucleus, making them readily available for direct cell uptake. Studies suggest that bioavailability of the supplement is four times higher for liposomal formulations.
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What is Melatonin?
Melatonin has a number of functions for human health, especially in the sleep-wake cycle. Humans naturally produce the hormone melatonin in the epiphysis (pineal gland). The daily rhythm of the body influences the sleep-wake cycle and determines the amount of melatonin that the body produces. Melatonin levels naturally increase in the late afternoon and drop in the morning. This allows for a healthy and habitual sleep pattern. However, the presence of blue light from electronic devices and displays disrupt melatonin biosynthesis, making it difficult for more and more people to find a good night's sleep in times of digitization. If supplemented with melatonin, This can support a longer and better sleep, despite blue light and other factors such as stress in everyday life. Nordic Oil therefore uses melatonin to shorten the sleep-latency period, allowing for a faster onset of sleep.
The sleep cycle and the consequences of sleep disorders
A healthy sleep is one of the most important processes for the regeneration of body and mind. During the periodically recurring light and deep sleep phases within a sleep cycle, the frequency of brain activity also varies. During this time, what has been learned is stored, and the experiences and emotions of the day are processed. The growth hormone secreted at night ensures the reconstruction of damaged tissue. This happens mainly during the first two deep sleep phases. This is called core sleep, because here the most important integrative processes of the brain take place.
The consequences of too little or irregular sleep are manifold: the immune system is weakened, the physical and mental responsiveness diminishes and the learned is stored less effectively. The long-term consequences of sleep deprivation include hypertension (hypertension) and associated increased risk of strokes, diabetes and heart attack. Also, depression, loss of libido, etc. are often directly related to sleep disorders.
Sleep disorders have many causes. Physical, emotional or mental stress leads to central nervous tension. Mind circles and nervous excitement do not let us rest. Chronic pain, which is typically more intense in the evenings, makes it difficult to fall asleep. Also, the increasing work on screens until late in the evening delays the body's own melatonin production and thus the possibility to exploit the essential core sleep.
The interaction of CBD and melatonin
While CBD does not induce sleep, it can positively affect sleep quality through various effects in the body. The anxiolytic (anxiolytic) and antipsychotic effects can help reduce subconscious and / or emotional stress. The antispasmodic (anticonvulsant) effect reduces muscular tension. The anticonvulsant (antiepileptic) effect of CBD also prevents over-excitability of the nerve cells of the brain. CBD supports the relaxation of body, mind and soul.
Melatonin, on the other hand, has a primarily sleep-inducing effect. It is also referred to as sleep or night hormone. An increasing concentration of this hormone in the blood initiates the resting phase in the body. The evening decreasing light intensity causes an increasing melatonin production. If the action of light is artificially prolonged, this also inhibits the production of melatonin. We feel this effect when we work long hours on the screen in the evening. Shift work or air travel over several time zones lead to the well-known jet lag, ie the effect of delayed melatonin production.