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The Benefits of Venetron + GABA: A Guide to Enhanced Performance and Recovery

  • January 18, 2023
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Venetron® is a dietary supplement that is derived from a patented, purified, powdered extract of the Venetia Lutea plant. And in recent years, it's been gaining increased attention for its wide variety of health benefits, most notably those related to cognitive function, mood, sleep and physical performance -- all reasons why we've included it in our sleep aid and P.M. nootropic Dream.

Cognitive Function

An increasing body of research is now showing that Venetron® can help improve overall cognitive function. For example, a study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology found that Venetron® extract improved cognitive function in older adults, with participants showing significant improvement in memory, attention and concentration.

Mood & Stress Regulation

Venetron® has been shown to produce effects on mood similar to those of St. Johns wort, albeit without the major side effects, which have included sunlight sensitivity, insomnia and anxiety, among others. In fact, Venetron® can be taken in significantly smaller doses than St. Johns wort to retrieve similar results. At just 50mg a day, Ventron® has been shown to not only improve mood but also reduce stress levels.  

Sleep Quality

Another benefit of Venetron® is its ability to improve sleep quality and duration. It accomplishes this by preventing the degradation of serotonin in the bloodstream throughout the day, which results in increased production of melatonin -- the hormone responsible for regulating our sleep-wake cycles -- at night. All of which is to say that Venetron® can be a powerful remedy especially for those experiencing insomnia.

Physical Performance

Venetron® is also being shown to produce a positive effect on physical performance, namely by reducing fatigue and improving endurance during physical activities. 

Synergies with GABA

When combined with g-aminobutyric acid (or GABA), Venetron® has been shown to be even more powerful. With the use of Electroencephalogram (EEG) tests, scientists revealed that oral administration of 100mg of GABA and 50 mg of Venetron® (both present in our sleep aid Dream) produced numerous beneficial effects on sleep.

In these experiments, GABA shortened sleep latency by 5.3 minutes, and Venetron® increased non-REM sleep time by 7.6%. Further, simultaneous intake of GABA and Venetron® shortened sleep latency by 4.3 minutes, and increased non-REM sleep time by 5.1%. These results mean that while GABA can help people fall asleep more quickly, Venetron® can be helpful for inducing deep sleep -- a powerful combination for those who want to improve their overall recovery. Furthermore, in a separate double-blind placebo-controlled cross-over study, concurrent ingestion of GABA and Venetron® was even shown to be associated with lower rates of mental stress compared to participants who only ingested one of these ingredients.