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There’s a reason we named these gummies after the planet Neptune.
Nothing beats the placid, laid-back energy of Neptune — characteristics we aim for while winding down for a night of rest.
Neptune is a sleeping giant — literally. It’s four times the size of Earth and positioned 7.2 billion miles away from the only source of light in our solar system. Neptune is unsurprisingly dark and exceptionally cold — with average temperatures in the negative 300s.
Cannabinoids For Sleep
In our waking lives, we’re bombarded by a constant stream of ads, impatient managers, family members, and social media apps competing for our attention. Researchers have discovered this stimulating activity alters our brain waves and makes it harder to fall asleep at night.
It’s as if our brains have forgotten how to wind down at the end of the day.
Cannabinoids are not directly sedative don’t force us to fall asleep. However, they can help downregulate unbridled brain activity and enable us to wind down more quickly and efficiently at the end of a long day.
What’s Inside Area 52 Neptune CBN Gummies?
We’ve been working on these gummies for a long time — we needed to get the formula just right. Each jar contains a total of 30 Neptune Sleep Gummies with a delicious galactic berry flavor.
We’ve come up with a blend of eight key ingredients:
CBD (cannabidiol) is perhaps the most well-known cannabinoid in existence — rivaled only by THC. This cannabinoid is non-psychoactive, so no, you’re not going to get high from these gummies. The sole purpose of this formula is to help you doze off for the night.
CBD is the premier relaxing cannabinoid in the cannabis plant. Most of its long list of health benefits stem from this core effect.
We felt it would be an injustice to skip out on this key ingredient, no matter how cliché it is today. If it works, it works!
CBN (cannabinol) has long been associated with the “couch-lock” effect of certain cannabis strains. It has mild psychoactivity (10% the potency of THC) and a strong body load.
We’ve opted for a 1:1 ratio of CBD to CBN. Our R&D team discovered this ratio offers the best balance between relaxation and tranquility without the groggy side effects.
Have you ever wondered why green tea feels so much more relaxing than coffee despite similar levels of caffeine?
The answer is L-theanine — a powerfully relaxing amino acid found only in high-grade, shade-grown tea leaves.
We’ve added 50 mg of L-theanine per gummy. Without caffeine, this compound is powerfully relaxing. The effects of L-theanine are best described as light, clear-headed, and calm. It’s just as useful for improving cognitive function and focus as it is for supporting sleep.
The use of chamomile for supporting sleep can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians, who considered the plant sacred. Chamomile was used as a gift to the deity Ra, the ruler of the sun. It was Ra himself that was believed to regulate day and night.
Today, our understanding of chamomile is less esoteric. Active ingredients in the plant, such as the terpenes alpha-bisabolol and derivatives like chamazulene are potent GABAergics. They bind to GABA receptors which act as the brake pedal for the brain.
When GABA is more active, we feel calm and relaxed.
5-HTP stands for 5-hydroxytryptamine — it’s the precursor for both serotonin and melatonin.
While both are important, the latter is the most relevant when it comes to sleep. Melatonin (which we’ve also included in this formula) is the brain’s primary sleep-regulating hormone.
All our 5-HTP is derived from the seeds of a West African plant called Griffonia simplicifolia.
Melatonin is the only ingredient in this formula that isn’t derived from plants. It’s a naturally occurring hormone found in all mammals (including humans). It works in direct opposition to the stress hormone cortisol for regulating our sleep cycles.
When melatonin levels are high, cortisol levels are low, and we feel sleepy. When melatonin levels drop, we feel alert and awake.
In traditional herbal medicine, passionflower is one of the chief herbs associated with the planet Neptune.
Passionflower contains a series of compounds called harmane alkaloids, which are similar to the alkaloids found in the legendary ayahuasca vine. These alkaloids have the unique ability of blocking the activity of an enzyme in the brain called MAO. This effect gives rise to a wide range of alleged sleep-supportive and neuroprotective benefits.
8. Lemon Balm
Lemon balm is a member of the mint family. Like most mints. Lemon balm contains a high concentration of terpenes and essential oils — including rosmarinic acid, citronellol, geraniol, and beta-caryophyllene.
Traditionally, this herb was favored for its relaxing effect profile. It was used for “nervousness” and “exciteability.”
Why Choose Area 52?
Our goal is to leverage the power of visionary plants as a tool for accessing higher levels of thought, creativity, and self-actualization.
We don’t waste our time with underpowered extracts — period. When you order from Area 52, we pledge to deliver nothing but premium ingredients and conscious formulations.
Meet The Planet Neptune: Cold & Lonely
Here are some interesting facts to ponder about our favorite ice giant while you drift off to sleep:
- Neptune is the third-largest planet in the solar system, 17 times the size of Earth
- Neptune is the only planet in the solar system that was discovered using math rather than empirical observation
- Neptune takes its time orbiting the sun — one revolution takes 164.8 Earth years to complete
- The gravity on Neptune is comparable to Earth — you’d weigh roughly 1.14 times heavier on Neptune
- Neptune has 14 moons, one of which contains liquid water and may be habitable by humans
- The symbol for Neptune is a trident ♆ — which is also the Greek letter Psi