Summary: Dreamrite is not a good sleep support stack; simple as that. Like all Nutrachamps products, Dreamrite skimps on pretty much everything. The formula is loaded with substances that have never been proven to enhance sleep. Nutrachamps completely ignored the scientific data when putting Dreamrite together – and it shows.
NutraChamps Dreamrite Review: What does it do?
Dreamrite is a natural sleep aid from NutraChamps. This brand has been on the market for a good while now. They haven’t won many fans in that time; there are plenty of scathing reviews of NutraChamp products online. Their range covers nootropics, immune support, energy stacks, and even things like a beard growth stack! Dreamrite is their specialist sleep aid. So what does it claim to do?
According to the Nutrachamps website, Dreamrite does the following:
- Helps you fall asleep faster
- Promotes longer sleep
- Supports deep sleep
- Soothes the body
- Reduces anxiety
That’s quite a comprehensive list of benefits. If Nutrachamps Dreamrite can really do all of this then it will be one of the only sleep supplements on the market that can!
So does Dreamrite really work? Is it safe? Can it be used long-term? Are there better options out there than Dreamrite? Can you get better results or value for money? We’ll answer each of these questions in turn in our full Dreamrite review below.
Here is the Dreamrite formula as it is displayed on the bottle:
We’ll now take you through each of the ingredients in Dreamrite, explaining what they do, if and how they enhance sleep. We’ll also what the scientific evidence is like and what we make of the dose used in Dreamrite. Post your questions to the comments and we’ll get right back to you.
Magnesium – (Bisglycinate chelate) 10mg
Magnesium is one of our favorite sleep aids. It often gets over-looked by supplement manufacturers; they assume that a simple mineral can’t have that much of an impact on your sleep, so they opt for exotic yet unproven herbal extracts. But magnesium supplementation has bene shown to have a dramatic impact on sleep. It improves sleep latency, calms the mind, promotes lasting, disturbance-free sleep, and more.
Nutrachamps have used a more bioavailable form of magnesium than you get from normal mineral supplements. However, they’ve only included 10mg, which is far too low for our liking. Effects will be minimal at this dose; we would ideally want ten times more than this!
Valerian Root Extract – 150mg
Valerian is a very common ingredient in sleep supplements. It has long been used as an anxiolytic and a sleep aid in traditional medicine. However, we have never managed to find any conclusive, scientific proof that it actually works as promised. All of the studies which supposedly show valerian supplementation improving sleep actually conflated multiple different substances at once, some of which are established sleep aid. Until we’re shown good empirical data, we’re declaring this one a dud.
Chamomile Extract – 150mg
We all know that chamomile tea is supposed to be a good relaxant and anxiety-suppressant. However, there is little evidence that consuming a chamomile extract has the same effect (there is actually little empirical evidence that chamomile tea induces sleep – just anecdotal evidence). It is quite telling that we aren’t told what has been extracted here – what is the active ingredient in chamomile that makes it a sleep aid?
We believe that you are better off just consuming this as a nice, caffeine-free drink before bed. Paying good money for an extract that is probably useless is a bad idea.
L-Theanine – 100mg
Theanine is an amino acid found naturally in tea (mostly in black tea). It has some well-established sleep enhancing properties. Theanine supplementation has been shown to significantly reduce the time it takes people to fall asleep. It also seems to inhibit anxiety and reduce muscle soreness. This goes a long way to helping you drift off rather than tossing and turning all night. Theanine is not a sedative, but a gentle muscle relaxant and mild anxiolytic. It also counters the side effects of caffeine to some degree. A good sleep aid, although one that is readily available from tea.
Passionflower Extract – 100mg
We have never seen a shred of evidence that passionflower actually improves sleep in any way. It seems to us that passionflower gets included in so many sleep aids because it is already widely used; a vicious cycle that is difficult to break. It certainly isn’t so widely used because it is a proven, effective ingredient! If you have found some hard, clinical data showing that passionflower supplementation improves any aspect of sleep, please send it to us! Until we see some, we’re going to continue to assume that passionflower is a dud.
Lemon Balm Extract – 100mg
Lemon balm actually appears to be quite a reliable and effective sleep aid. Some studies a found that it helps reduce restlessness and improves reported sleep quality in people with anxiety-related sleep issues. It has been tested on children in one study – that we’re aware of – and it was found to be pretty effective. More research is needed, but lemon balm looks like it is probably an effective sleep aid.
Hops Extract – 100mg
Hops have a light sedating effect. This is probably why so many people find that beer makes them particularly drunk and sleepy. If you are a restless sleeping – tossing and turning all night – then hops might be just what you need to get a better night’s rest. However, Dreamrite does not state what their hops extract is – they don’t tell us what’s been extracted. Water? Fibre? Phytoestrogens? We’ve got no idea!
Tryptophan – 100mg
This amino acid is a direct precursor to 5-HTP, which is itself a precursor to and intermediary of serotonin. Upping your serotonin levels is a good way to improve mood, promote relaxation, and support a healthy sleeping cycle. To achieve this, many people use 5-HTP supplements. However, supplementing with 5-HTP is unreliable as it struggles to cross the blood-brain barrier. Tryptophan is much better. Plus, it is converted into melatonin in the gastrointestinal tract. This is a great natural sleep enhancer. Dreamrite only contains 100mg though, which is quite low.
GABA – 100mg
GABA is the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter in humans. Acting on GABA receptors will make you feel relaxed, sleepy, and calm. Increasing levels of GABA in the brain will definitely reduce anxiety and help you get to sleep faster. However, GABA does not get readily absorbed in the gut. When it is, it is largely taken up and used by the enteric nervous system. The little that reaches the head struggles to cross the blood-brain barrier.
Melatonin is the most effective natural supplement for improving sleep quality and duration. It is the go-to solution for jet lag because of its ability to rectify disrupted sleeping patterns (or completely haywire ones). Consuming melatonin orally is surprisingly effective – few hormones can be safely consumed this way! The 6mg we get from Dreamrite is plenty for every user to see real benefits.
Our take on the Dreamrite formula
Nutrachamps do not have a particularly good reputation; they aren’t known for the quality of their supplements, or their attention to detail.
Sadly, Nutrachamps Dreamrite looks no different.
Dreamrite contains so much dead weight, it’s difficult for us to believe that Nutrachamps put any time into research at all.
Passionflower has never been shown to significantly affect sleeping patterns.
There is not a single study out there showing that Chamomile Extract supplementation has a meaningful, positive impact on sleep quality, duration, or timing.
GABA does not reliably cross the blood-brain barrier. Its effects are always minimal; this is why people take GABA analogues as a cure for social anxiety.
Dreamrite does contain magnesium, which is an effective sleep enhancer. But we only get 10mg – about 10% of the minimum effective dose we look for from sleep aids. We also get some melatonin, but every sleep aid provides this!
Overall, Dreamrite looks like a low quality sleeping supplement to us. Nutrachamps clearly did not put this stack together using the latest scientific research.
Results will be minimal here. In buying Dreamrite, you’re paying for a lot of useless dead weight. Much better slap aids are available than Dreamrite!
Side Effects: Is Dreamrite safe?
One thing we can say about Dreamrite is that it appears to be perfectly safe for regular human consumption.
The ingredients used in Nutrachamps Dreamrite have all been thoroughly tested in human clinical trials, and they’ve all been found to be safe and (largely) side effect-free. When side effects have occurred, they have tended to be very mild – at least in the studies we’ve read.
If you do experience any side effects while using Dreamrite, contact Nutrachamps directly and let them know. Stop using Dreamrite and seek medical attention is side effects persist or are even remotely severe in nature.
In conclusion – Is Nutrachamps Dreamrite a good sleep aid?
In our opinion, Dreamrite is a poor natural sleep aid.
We think it’s clear that Nutrachamps have been more influenced by other sleep supplements than by the available scientific evidence when putting together Dreamrite. The formula is packed full of unproven substances and ineffective, over-hyped herbal extracts.
GABA supplementation is pointless as it does not cross the blood-brain barrier (very little makes it past the gut).
Chamomile is unproven. It might work as a tea, but it doesn’t belong in Dreamrite.
Passionflower lacks any scientific proof whatsoever.
We’re not told what the hops extract is – phytoestrogens, water, fiber; it could be anything!
The tryptophan dose should be about twice that size too.
All things considered, Dreamrite is a weak sleep aid full of unproven herbal extracts. If you want to see a big improvement in your sleeping patterns, use a more professional stack.
Brian Johnson is a former academic researcher, psychologist, and tireless proponent of bio-hacking. Brian has dedicated all of his time since leaving academia and private practice to promoting the benefits to be obtained from the application of biotechnology and bio-hacking supplements. He has years of experience with nootropics, as well as prebiotics, probiotics, and other natural nutritional supplements. He has published scholarly research on natural nootropics; you can find his papers on his Google Scholar page.