Sleep has never been more important. The ability to manage stress and maintain health are primary concerns—not just of traditional athletes and lifters, but for everyone on Planet Earth. A good night’s sleep can make all the difference—in terms of physical performance, cognitive ability, immune function, body composition and even weighs heavily on quality-of-life issues like attention span, patience, appetite, sex drive and overall mood.
But the current state of the world places further emphasis on the value of sleep. Dealing with daily anxiety and its accompanying restlessness undermines the ability to allow slumber to work its recuperative nightly magic. Under siege and our minds racing, it can be hard to flip that switch to off and shut it down. To varying degrees, this is something with which we all struggle. Discovering your strategy for consistent sleep could make or break you. In the gym, and beyond.
Broken down to its most basic elements, sleep is the growth trigger of our body processes. This is the reason why infants spend so much time sleeping and eating at the earliest stages of human development after birth. This is also the reason that many strength athletes fondly recall the younger portion of their lifting life when they may have been their strongest or biggest. It is not a coincidence that during this period, they also ate the most, had the least stress and slept ten hours a night. Feeding the machine. Minimizing and managing the typical stressors and their resulting catabolic cortisol cascade. And getting ample sleep… That’s the elusive “secret”. But life gets in the way.
For many of us, long days, hectic schedules, and the various other glories of responsible adulthood are hurdles to be cleared if we are to make the progress we still desperately seek. Impacted directly by those factors is the ability to consistently get a good night’s sleep. And for those of us who place a premium on performance and progress in the physical realm, lack of sleep–both quantity of hours and the quality of that rest, could drastically damper our gains. Unacceptable.
As is the genesis of so many GCode Nutrition products, our latest was born of necessity. The result of dealing with common issues facing so many athletes and navigating those problems through trial and error. Attempting to address the factors impairing our sleep and its impact on our recovery, we’ve tried it all. Vitamin and mineral mixtures, amino acid blends, even sipping Sleepytime tea before bed. To varying degrees, it all works. But how could we make it easier and more efficient and effective to promote deeper sleep consistently?
The goal was to add a nightly ritual to your regimen that could help ensure that even if you weren’t getting as much sleep as you might require or desire, the sleep you did get would be better and more conducive to the recovery needed to keep you firing on all cylinders. Relaxation and anti-anxiety, recovery and hormone modulation, natural growth hormone optimization and deeper, more recuperative sleep. All packed into a few easy-to-swallow pills. The dream was to create DREAM.
Starting from the ground up, the DREAM formula is built on a foundation of core vitamins and minerals. Zinc, Magnesium and Vitamin B6. Together, these much-researched nutrients, which hard-training athletes often tend to be deficient in, aid in boosting immunity, natural testosterone production, cortisol inhibition, strength and muscular gains, improving metabolism and most relevant to the DREAM formulation, enhancing sleep quality. Address these deficiencies and you’re already bound to feel, perform and sleep better.
Restorative Recovery Complex
GABA (Gamma Aminobutyric Acid) is the body’s chemical precursor to human growth hormone and is a central nervous system neurotransmitter that helps promote relaxation and a positive response to stress, this resulting tranquility translates to more restful sleep and a biomechanical inclination toward elevated endogenous growth hormone production.
Coupled with GABA are two old school, proven amino acids in their most effective forms, L-Arginine AKG and L-Ornithine AKG who simultaneously work to raise serum blood growth hormone levels at rest, also accelerating recovery rates over night. GABA in conjunction with Arginine AKG and Ornithine AKG, and their pro-GH properties can positively impact muscle mass, strength, metabolism and body composition.
The primary amino constituent of green tea, L-Theanine promotes relaxation, improving mood and relieving anxiety while also having antioxidant properties. It is also touted as a “smart amino” for its ability to heighten cognitive function.
Finally, a novel and unique inclusion in this DREAM complex is the dynamic natural wonder compound known as DIM, diindolymethane. Found in cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, Brussels sprouts and broccoli, DIM works as an aromatase-inhibitor and hormone modulator benefiting both male and female athletes, preventing the conversion of testosterone to estrogen and encouraging the conversion of bad estrogen to good estrogen metabolites. On top of all that, DIM also has been show in studies to potentially work in helping combat common cancers.
REM & Relaxation Complex
As always, every GCode Nutrition supplement employs potent ingredients that harness the unparalleled power of Mother Nature. Inspired by many cups of late-night tea before bed, DREAM combines some of the most effective relaxation herbs on Earth into a single formula. Valerian, Chamomile and Lavender extracts together work to ease nerves and calm the overactive mind, facilitating deeper and more restful slumber. These centuries-old holistic herbal relaxation remedies are fully potentiated by BioPerine, the patented black pepper extract that ensures each of the DREAM components are properly utilized, reaching the bloodstream at their maximum efficacy.
Now more than ever, the restorative, rejuvenating power of good sleep is imperative. For physical excellence. For general wellness. For sound body and mind. For survival. Each day that we work hard and train harder, defiant to the often challenging circumstances of real life in 2020, is a victory. And the way we continue to win, is to bounce back and keep showing up, day after day. Our dreams hang in the balance. And that’s why we created DREAM. To deliver to you the peace of mind necessary each night, to relax, rest and recover, and to come back stronger than before. As always, we’ve got your back. Determined to empower you with the tools necessary to be your best self. DREAM is one more manifestation of that solemn commitment. To deliver what you really need… When you need it most. Dare to dream of your best night’s sleep. With DREAM. Only from GCode Nutrition.
DREAM BIG. Every serving of DREAM delivers…
- Zinc, Magnesium and Vitamin B6
- GABA (Gamma Aminobutyric Acid)
- Arginine AKG and Ornithine AKG
- Diindolymethane (DIM)
- Valerian, Chamomile and Lavender
- Patented BioPerine