Optimize your nights with Vitaline Recharge!

Launched a few months ago now, Vitaline Recharge is the last pride of the Vitaline R&D team. Without any direct comparison, it completes the Vitaline Catalyst range to offer an optimal solution of food at the end of the day, to maximize sleep.

Eating properly before going to bed is often problematic, especially after a busy day when you return home late without having had dinner ... How to satisfy satiety while avoiding too heavy digestion which would affect the quality of sleep? How do you provide your body with what it needs to transform the night into a deep session of energy recharging and intellectual reconstruction ? Vitaline Recharge meets this need!

Thanks to our pilot program , we were able to have a good amount of feedback on this product which already has a few followers! It is now available in bottle and will be available in sachets before the end of May!

A “soup” of green vegetables to sleep well!

For this formula, we made the choice that seemed obvious to us of a formula that is as close as possible to a soup of green vegetables because we associate them with a comforting meal with easy digestion and with healthy foods. Although significantly more nourishing, Vitaline Recharge keeps these two effects well !

Ideal for consumption 1 to 2 hours before sleep, Vitaline Recharge provides your body with everything it needs to break out of the stress of the past day and enter a cycle of rest and recovery.

By the way, we know that some of you prefer Vitaline in a bowl with hot water. This is particularly suitable for Vitaline Recharge !

Much more than a "soup", a technical product for maximum performance

As always at Vitaline, we have optimized a large number of nutritional elements in the product to ensure that it really performs well. We have increased digestibility so as not to strain the stomach during the night and modified the ratios of proteins, fats and carbohydrates (1) to make it easier to fall asleep and reduce nervousness. We also worked on the proportions of each amino acid (2) because while some help the process of falling asleep (tryptophan and L-theanine), others like BCAAs and tyrosine tend to slow it down. Finally, vitamin B6 and omega 3 entering the melatonin secretion process (3), we have increased the proportions!

Beyond these sharp nutritional adjustments, we have selected plant extracts (4) providing phytonutrients whose synergistic effects will provide your body which will allow it to optimize sleepiness and the depth of sleep, among other things thanks to stress minimization!

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Tested and approved!

Thanks to our Vitaline community, we were able to get great feedback from our Pilot Program testers, and here is a summary of what they gave us. Sleep and taste are complex subjects on which we are all different. So, we are also counting on you to give us your feedback! The feedback converges on the following effects:

  • Very easy to fall asleep: sleep falls quickly, 30 min to 1 hour later
  • High sleep depth: those who are light sleepers usually feel better rest and less nocturnal awakenings.
  • Good waking energy: none of the testers felt particularly tired in the morning.
  • Wake up early: A high number of testers shared that we woke up rested earlier than usual. This seems to be one of the effects of deeper sleep ... This point is seen alternately as a flaw or a quality, we plan to deepen the analysis and count on your opinions as much as possible!




To go further: details on our nutritional choices

In order to perfectly match the needs of Vitaline Recharge , we have adjusted the proportions of certain nutrients: organic powder meal

(1) The importance of carbohydrates

A meal rich in carbohydrates causes the secretion of insulin: this hormone, by a mechanism acting on the binding of tryptophan to albumin, increases the transfer of tryptophan to the brain. Tryptophan is a precursor to the hormone serotonin involved in mood management, itself a precursor to the sleep hormone melatonin.

Carbohydrates -> insulin secretion -> transfer of tryptophan to the brain -> serotonin secretion promoted

A meal rich in carbohydrates improves sleepiness and increases slow, deep sleep, considered restorative sleep 1 .



(2) Amino acids in Vitaline Recharge

The entry of tryptophan into the brain competes with tyrosine and BCAAs (branched chain amino acids: isoleucine, leucine, valine). If the blood level of tryptophan is increased relative to these amino acids, then the passage of tryptophan into the brain is facilitated. 2 Thus, in Vitaline Recharge , there is more tryptophan than BCAA and tyrosine

In addition, insulin allows the absorption of tyrosine and BCAAs by the muscles. So increased insulin secretion reduces their plasma concentration, making it easier for tryptophan to pass through the brain. 3

Phenylalanine intake is also reduced because this amino acid can turn into tyrosine. 3

(3) Vitamin B6 and omega 3

The transformation of tryptophan into serotonin and then into melatonin is conditioned by vitamin B6 and omega 3. 4 organic powder meal

(4) Our selection of active plant extracts

We have added in Vitaline Recharge passionflower extracts , lemon balm, hawthorn and valerian because there is a synergistic effect that amplifies their relaxing properties. 5 We present them below:


Passionflower

Passionflower is a plant traditionally used to relieve mild symptoms of mental stress and to aid sleep. She is native to the southern United States and Mexico.

The used parts of passionflower are the aerial parts. They contain at least 1.5% of flavonoids expressed in vitexin. 5

It inhibits the reuptake of GABA and increases its levels. GABA is the main inhibitor of the human central nervous system, it has anxiolytic and relaxing effects. 6 The use of passionflower is known to counter nervousness, restlessness and irritability. 7

Hawthorn

Native to China, the berry and flower are the parts of hawthorn traditionally used in Chinese medicine. 8

Hawthorn contains vitexins (= flavonoids) that exert sedative activity on the central nervous system. 9

It has a positive action on the peripheral circulation (vasodilatation) and allows a relaxation of the muscles.

It reduces the heart rate which induces a feeling of tranquility. 10 Its sedative action helps relieve mental stress and help sleep. 9

Lemon balm

Lemon balm is a herbaceous plant native to Europe. Since ancient times in Greece, it was used for its anxiolytic properties. 11

The effects could come from its antioxidant compounds, but in reality its activity is attributable to a complex synergistic whole naturally present in the essential oil of the plant. 12

Regulator of mood and cognitive functions, it relieves nervousness, restlessness, irritability and sleep disorders 13 , 14.

Valerian

Valerian is an herbaceous plant native to Europe. Doctors in Ancient Greece prescribed it for insomnia 15 .
It increases the biological synthesis of GABA 16 .
Valerian roots provide relief from mild nervous tension and sleep disturbances. These effects are clinically proven. 17

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