FAQs on Rilax
Rilax contains two active ingredients:
- Alpha S1-Casein Tryptic Hydrolysate, a bioactive peptide extracted from the raw, pure and high quality milk of only the Holstein breed in France. Reared in family-sized farms, these cows do not experience the inhumanity of industrial livestock farming. They live in decent conditions which are compatible with animal welfare. Their natural feedstuff is derived mainly from the farm.
- L-Theanine, an amino-acid derived from green tea leaves (Camellia sinensis). Traditionally, drinking green tea is enjoyed by some Asian cultures and has been known to help with relaxation.
Rilax combines the relaxing properties of two safe ingredients scientifically proven to promote relaxation and restful sleep. A large number of scientific studies has demonstrated the efficacy of these ingredients in inducing sleep and reducing anxiety and stress. They work by calming the nerves and relaxing the muscles.
Because Alpha S1-Casein Tryptic Hydrolysate has a high and selective affinity for some receptors in the brain called GABA-A receptors.
It stimulates the activity of Gamma-Amino Butyric Acid (GABA), a neuro-transmitter known to inhibit anxiety and the stress response in the brain.
It has no side-effects, is not addictive (non habit forming) and is hypoallergenic.
Unlike benzodiazepines, Alpha S1-Casein Tryptic Hydrolysate does not have any toxic effect on the body and does not create any addiction, even at high doses. It therefore acts effectively and naturally.
The amino acid stimulates the mind to produce alpha brain waves, the sign you’re deeply relaxed, and yet allows the brain to remain mentally alert. It also aids in the creation of GABA, gamma amino butyric acid, an inhibitory neurotransmitter responsible for influencing the levels of dopamine and serotonin. L-theanine has also been shown to reduce blood pressure in an animal model of hypertension. Further, it dampens the excitatory effects of caffeine, as measured by EEG and blood pressure.
While green tea has the same ingredients, Rilax products have measured doses of the L- Theanine to accelerate sleep. Additionally, L-theanine does not have the caffeine that is normally in green tea.
At the end of the 80’s, researchers have wondered about the origin of the calm state of babies after drinking milk. They hypothesized that a milk constituent could explain this soothing effect. Through many years of research, they succeeded in identifying a bio-peptide present in milk protein with natural relaxing properties.
No. Alpha S1-casein tryptic hydrolysate is a decapeptide in the milk protein that has been cut out by hydrolysis. You will have to drink a lot of milk to have the same effect as the amount of ASCTH in Rilax.