Zenbev ~ A Natural Organic Sleep Aid ~ Review

Do you have trouble sleeping? Do you feel tired and have no energy during the day? Do you have trouble with anxiety? If you are like me you likely answered Yes, Yes, and Yes to all the questions. I recently found a website that offers a natural organic sleep aid that helps with all those.

For the last couple years I have been using a vitamin Melatonin to help restore natural sleep and it works sometimes and other times it doesn't. I have even taken two 3 mg pills to help aide in my sleep on weekends after my overnight shift.

I have always had sleeping problems. Since highschool I have found it hard to make it through the whole night without waking a couple times and this in return makes me really tired come the morning. I didn't want to get "hooked" on a sleeping aid so I have just dealt with it until recently when someone suggested Melatonin. Then I began a search for other natural ways to help promote sleep and found Zenbev, a small Canadian company. 

Zenbev was kind enough to send me their starter kit which includes a jar of their powder drink mix, a sleep aid book, sleep mask and ear plugs (mask/ear plugs come in a nice little bag). I have been using a sleep mask since I sleep during the day after work and I really want to say the mask that comes in this kit is sooo much better and actually keeps more light out. I find myself using it at night sometimes als especially if I go to sleep before my husband.

"Zenbev Drink mix is an organic sleep aid made from pumpkin seeds. The organic pumpkin seeds are cold pressed to remove the oil and blended in a powder formulation which promotes sleep naturally. Zenbev is clinically proven to promote a natural and healthy sleep.

Zenbev can be taken during the day to provide a powerful source of tryptophan, a precursor for serotonin. Serotonin regulates mood, emotion and appetite, and is well-known to alleviate stress, anxiety and depression. Other purported benefits of ingesting a natural source of tryptophan include easing chronic pain symptoms, weight loss and increased libido.

Tryptophan is light sensitive, meaning it metabolizes differently in light vs. dark conditions. When taken during daylight hours Zenbev's tryptophan becomes serotonin providing the afore mentioned benefits. If taken at night, Zenbev's tryptophan turns into serotonin, which then metabolizes into melatonin, thus activating the brain's own sleep mechanism. As the brain produces the exact amount of melatonin that it requires, the body is primed for a natural, restful sleep." (From the Zenbev website)

Zenbev offers two types of products to help aid in sleep and anxiety - the powder drink mix and Restbites bedtime snack bars. I have only tried the drink mix and really enjoy it. I am sure the bars would be great also if you are looking for more of a snack before bed.
When you order a jar of Zenbev drink mix from their website they also offer great recipes to use. I find one of my favorite and the easiest is to warm a glass of milk and add the chocolate powder to it. It is like having a creamy hot chocolate. I know that it tells you to do something that is calming that is not mentally simulating but I like to lay down and read in bed. I find that I drift off faster and it really does help calm my mind. After taking Zenbev regularly I did a huge decrease in waking at night and I feel much more rested when I wake in the morning. I also find when I take it in the mornings I feel less anxious. The lemon is great in a smoothie for breakfast with a bit of yogurt, milk and fruit. Since I am running I like to add bananas. It is really easy to use and enjoy. Add to your favorite non caffeinated beverage at night and then relax.

Check out this great CTV news clip on Zenbev. 

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~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn on behalf of Zenbev. I received the above products for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


  1. Sounds like something I could use. I also have a hard time sleeping.

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