The antioxidant melatonin and sleep-inducing botanicals
Melatonin has long been used as a sleep aid because of its drug-free, non-habit-forming qualities that help ease you to sleep. However, PURE Zzzs Beauty Sleep was created with melatonin, a powerful antioxidant, not only to help you fall asleep naturally, but also to help your body fight free radicals at night while you sleep, so you can wake feeling refreshed & radiant.*
Free Radicals and Antioxidants
Free radicals are toxic byproducts of oxidative stress, which is what happens when the oxygen molecules in your blood split into two single atoms. These single atoms have unpaired electrons, and because electrons like to be in pairs, they will move through your body seeking a match. This movement causes damage inside your cells. A small number of free radicals is completely normal and not a cause for concern, but when you are under too much stress or have experienced physical damage, they can build up, putting stress on your body. Antioxidants are chemicals that limit damage caused by these free radicals by scavenging for them in your body and helping to negate their affects. Their job is to find and eliminate toxic free radicals to keep your body healthy and functioning smoothly. Melatonin is a powerful free-radical scavenger. Melatonin is a hormone that increases at night and decreases in the morning. The increase in melatonin while you sleep helps your body better fight against the free radicals in your system, plus you feel refreshed and rejuvenated when you wake.
Antioxidants and Beauty Sleep
It’s no secret that you look better after a full night’s rest. This is for many reasons, including that your body boosts blood flow and produces collagen while you sleep. You also receive less free-radical damage from the sun or pollution while you sleep, which allows the antioxidants in your body to scavenge and eliminate the free radicals present in your system.
Effects of free radicals on skin
Free radicals are also thought to be responsible for aging and skin damage. When free radicals seek their electron pairs, they might pull them from your skin. In doing so, they can damage the elastic fibers in your cellular structure, leaving your skin saggy or loose. They have also been shown to break down collagen, causing wrinkles. They can also cause dark spots, fine lines and broken blood vessels.
If you have trouble falling or staying asleep, you have likely noticed the effects on your skin. Your complexion may appear pale or sallow, your eyes puffy, and your wrinkles more pronounced. This is a result of your body not being able to repair itself properly. Many beauty brands create antioxidant-rich formulas to use at nighttime, so that you can increase your body’s natural nighttime antioxidant response. But, you can also fight free-radical damage from the inside out with the antioxidants from melatonin.
Antioxidants and Stress
Stress not only affects your ability to sleep, but also can cause physical damage to your body by increasing the number of free radicals in your system without boosting antioxidants to compensate. When you’re under too much stress, you may notice that you feel tired (because of trouble sleeping), don’t feel healthy (because of the impact to your immune system), and don’t look good (because of the increase of free radicals in your skin).
By helping to calm your mind and make you sleepy, melatonin encourages your body to fall into a restorative sleep state even when the brain is restless. A good night’s sleep helps you deal with stress by giving your brain a chance to rest and reboot and your body a change to recover.
While you sleep, antioxidants help to neutralize the harmful effects of stress on your body by removing free radicals in your system.
ZzzQuil PURE Zzzs for Fighting Free Radicals
Through ZzzQuil PURE Zzzs, the sleep experts a ZzzQuil have crafted a powerful free-radical fighter that helps you restore your body’s antioxidant functions while you sleep. Helping your body get the sleep it needs also helps your body repair daily damage. A deep sleep means a boost in collagen production, better blood flow and hydrated skin.