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Nightkap goes above and beyond providing a deep, sound sleep. Below is a complete list of NightKap ingredients and all the added side benefits rather than unwelcome side effects. While reading, pay special attention to all the side benefits. With continued use, these side benefits are fairly commonplace. As always, all of Dr. Rutledge’s formulations are made with the finest ingredients for maximum effectiveness.


Riboflavin 5- phosphate (Vit B2)
Niacinamide (Vit B3)
Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate (Vit B6)
5-Hydroxy-tryprophan (5-HTP)
Pure Crystalline Fructose

Riboflavin 5- phosphate (Vit B2):

This is the ACTIVE form of Vit B2. ACTIVE means your body will not have to convert B2 to its useful ACTIVE form – it’s immediately available to your cells. ACTIVE forms of vitamins and amino acids are more expensive but well worth it. Many products may list the same or similar ingredients but if the important ones are not ACTIVE you are simply wasting your money.Vit B2 acts as a co-factor to help enzymes in the body convert 5HTP into serotonin, the “feel good” neurotransmitter. A side benefit is that it also facilitates the use of oxygen in the skin, hair and nails while helping to eliminate dandruff as well. The one-two punch of a restful night sleep and mitochondria restoration will make you feel and look younger. One could say that Nightkap not only provides a restful night sleep, but it helps thwart the signs of aging!

Niacinamide (Vit B3):

This B vitamin is a cousin to Niacin. But unlike Niacin, Niacinamide does not cause flushing. A great deal of the body’s Niacinamide is made from tryptophan. By supplementing with Niacinamide, the body can use more of its tryptophan reserves to be converted to more serotonin, further enhancing your body’s ability to rest. Niacinamide also has great anti-aging properties and aids in hundreds of enzymatic events within the body such as energy release from carbohydrates, blood sugar regulation, detoxifying alcohol in the liver, helping alleviate anxiety and it has anti-inflammatory properties!NightKap is all about sleep and, side benefits!

Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate (Vit B6):

This is the ACTIVE form of Vit B6 allowing the quickest possible absorption.Vit B6 is involved in more bodily processes than almost any other single nutrient in the body. Vit B6 acts as a natural diuretic for those with water retention - yet another side benefit.Suffice it to say, I could write pages about this one nutrient. It is a powerhouse vitamin that your body needs not only to sleep properly but to thrive more and age less.


This is an amino acid naturally found in green tea. The anti-aging benefits of green tea are primarily due to L-theanine. It’s responsible for increased Alpha waves in the brain which provide feelings of restfulness during sleep and waking hours without any grogginess. Stress and anxiety end up upsetting the balance of our hormones leading to a loss of our well-being, performance, and lifespan. Stress impairs the immune system leaving us vulnerable to opportunistic infections and can cause depression. L-theanine enhances sensations of contentment and pleasure as well as being helpful in anxiety, sleep disturbances, and high blood pressure. Just more side benefits!

5-Hydroxy-tryprophan (5-HTP):

What do insomnia, depression, anxiety, suicide, alcoholism, violent behavior, PMS, obesity, compulsive gambling, carbohydrate cravings, Seasonal Affective Disorder, and migraine headaches all have in common? Serotonin deficiency!

5-HTP is a precursor to natural serotonin production in the body. Your body makes 5-HTP from L-tryptophan, an amino acid found in protein. Unfortunately, eating foods high in L-tryptophan do not significantly raise levels of 5-HTP.5-HTP is derived from the seeds of Griffonia simplicifolia, a West African medicinal plant.By including 5-HTP in Nightkap,it supports the body’s natural ability to makeits own serotonin. Serotonin plays a prominent role in sleep, regulation of moods, aggression, pain control, decreasing inflammation, intestinal peristalsis as well as helping prevent obesity and Multiple Sclerosis. More great side benefits.


This hormone is responsible for our sleep/wake cycle. It’s production declines as we age contributing to disturbances in our sleep cycle. A deficiency of Melatonin can in part cause depression. Since Melatonin is primarily produced at night, even a couple of nights of interrupted sleep can have significant impact on one’s mood. Other side benefits of melatonin include regulating blood pressure, strengthening your immune system, a decreased incidence in metabolic syndrome, decreased inflammation, and decreased risk of breast cancer.


A small piece of chocolate before bedtime has been associated with sleep for eons. The component that helps induce sleep and has other health benefits is cocoa. Cocoa is packed full of flavinoids - antioxidants that help mop up free radicals within our cells. It contains monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO Inhibitors) which help improve our mood because they allow serotonin and dopamine to remain in the bloodstream longer without being broken down.Cocoa is also thought to help endothelial function within blood vessels improving blood flow to various parts of the brain and heart. The side benefits are unending!

Pure Crystalline Fructose:

This is a natural sugar found in fruits. Pure Crystalline Fructose and High Fructose Corn Syrup are not the same. Pure Crystalline Fructose has a low glycemic index and does not cause surges and dips in blood glucose levels. Yet another side benefit. It was included in the NightKap formula to help “sweeten” the brains ability to convert 5HTP to serotonin.


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