Doc Parsley's Sleep Cocktail?

Answered on April 30, 2016
Created June 11, 2015 at 4:17 PM

I just heard about this on Robb Wolf's podcast:


Has Anyone tried it? I wonder if there is anything really different from other sleep aids on the market... the main ingredients seem very similar to other sleep products (which didn't really work for me)

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on April 30, 2016
at 04:30 AM

I have to be concerned. The ingredient "phGABA" is Phenibut. Phenibut is a drug derived from GABA. It is *NOT* GABA and it is misleading for them to claim it as such. Phenibut can be very effective in inducing sleep, but also very addictive with unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Not something I would want to be taking on a regular basis.


on September 01, 2015
at 03:16 AM

I tried it; it did nothing as one dose.  Two doses helped a lot!  Each dose has 400 IU of Vitamin D, NOT 4000 IU.  (Robb Wolf said it's a typo.  http://robbwolf.com/2015/06/30/heart-rate-variability-and-sleep-how-we-are-wired-to-sleep-part-3/#comments)



on June 11, 2015
at 07:03 PM

You could ofc make your own.  From the ingredients I saw: http://www.sleepcocktails.com/products/doc-parsleys-sleep-cocktail?

Tryptophan, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phenibut is the form of GABA they use. magnesium citrate, 5HTP, Melatonin in unknown "proprietary" amounts.

They're being a bit sneaky with the stevia - it lowers blood pressure in addition to sweetness, which may have a calming effect. Not sure why vitamin D is in there.

1000% of vitamin D is 4000IU - that's a lot, if you take it at night, it might disturb sleep, maybe I'm wrong? Maybe they know something we don't.

Magnesium is equivalent to 4000mg (4 caps) of glycinate, not sure what it is in citrate form.

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