Optimal Sleep Complex Capsules


Pure Nootropics Optimal Sleep Complex is formulated with ingredients to help you get to sleep faster and encourage easy restful sleep. Our Optimal Sleep Complex Plus adds melatonin for an even deeper sleep. 

  • Melatonin: Reduction of sleep onset latency improvement in quality of sleep (reference) (ref) (ref)
  • Magnesium: Improves sleep time and sleep onset latency (ref)
  • Magnesium, melatonin & zinc: Improved overall sleep quality (ref)
  • Lemon balm & valerian root: Higher quality of sleep and decreased restlessness (ref) (ref)
  • L-tryptophan: Improved sleep efficiency, actual sleep time, immobile time and sleep latency (ref)

60 x 650mg Vegetarian Capsules




Pure Nootropics Optimal Sleep Complex combines ingredients magnesium, zinc, l-tryptophan, l-theanine, valerian root and lemon balm, as well as a plus version which adds melatonin for even deeper rest.

These ingredients are commonly known to promote relaxation, stress relief and restful sleep. This natural blend provides a mild sedative effect which helps you fall asleep faster and works with your natural sleep cycle so you wake rested and refreshed.


For both Optimal Sleep Complex and Optimal Sleep Complex Plus take one capsule before bedtime for sleep, or two capsules before bedtime for a deeper rest or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.

Mode of Action

Melatonin is a natural hormone that plays an important role in the body’s natural sleep-wake cycle, it is produced by the pineal glad when darkness occurs and the retina sends a message to a specific part of the brain called the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), which then signals the body to start producing melatonin and tells the body it is time for sleep. Using a melatonin sleep aid, such as our Optimal Sleep Complex Plus mimics this process and helps you fall asleep faster.

Magnesium works by assisting GABA receptor functioning. The role of GABA is to inhibit or reduce the activity of neurons and in turn promote relaxation and reduce anxiety. Magnesium also works as a muscle relaxant and has calming effects. It is one of the many minerals that is generally deficient in a modern diet. Additionally, there is strong evidence for zinc as a sleep aid when used in combination with magnesium, although the exact mode of action is not known.

Lemon balm works to aid sleep by  inhibiting the GABA transaminase enzyme, which in turn causes mild sedation. Lemon balm is often used in combination with valerian root, as it is in our Optimal Sleep Complex, because valerian is known to stimulate Glutamate Decarboxylase, which converts Glutamate into GABA. It is thought that the combination of the two creates a two-pronged stimulation of GABA concentrations in the brain which results in a feeling of sedation and better sleep.

L-theanine crosses the blood-brain barrier and increases levels of dopamine and serotonin the brain. The mode of action includes increasing GABA activity in the brain as well.

L-tryptophan is an essential amino acid that works by playing a vital role in protein synthesis and serotonin production. Serotonin effects both sleep and mood.  L-tryptophan is first converted to 5 HTP which is then converted to serotonin. Serotonin is a widely known neurotransmitter that is responsible for various functions including sleep, mood and appetite. Supplementing l-tryptophan can increase serotonin and in turn improve sleep quality.


The acute toxicity of melatonin as seen in both animal and human studies is extremely low. One study showed even 800 mg/kg bodyweight was not lethal.

The risks of a typically healthy person ever suffering from a magnesium overdose are very, very rare. A magnesium overdose also known as hypermagnesemia is very rare because the kidneys work to rid the body of excess magnesium, therefore overdose is most often seen in people with kidney failure.

Excessive absorption of zinc can suppress copper and iron absorption. Toxicity levels have been seen to occur after ingesting dosages greater than 225 mg.

Valerian root and lemon balm are both generally regarded as highly safe.

According to research there is no recommended maximum dosage for tryptophan.

L-theanine has a high threshold for toxicity. Headaches are the most common side effect of overdose in some individuals, however, animal studies have shown no irreversible side-effects in rats with doses of 500mg / kg of weight. For a 150 pound individual, this equates to 34,000mg of L-theanine.

Additional information

Weight 0.3875 lbs

60 x 650mg, 60 x 650mg w/ Melatonin

Full Analysis

Pure Nootropics Optimal Sleep Complex and Sleep Complex Plus are supplements formulated to help you drift into easy, restful sleep and wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. 

  • Melatonin: Reduction of sleep onset latency (the time it takes to fall asleep) (reference) (ref)
  • Melatonin: Significantly improves quality of sleep and morning alertness  (ref)
  • Magnesium: Improves sleep time and sleep onset latency (ref)
  • Magnesium, melatonin & zinc: Improved overall sleep quality (ref)
  • Lemon balm & valerian root: Higher quality of sleep and decreased restlessness (ref) (ref)
  • Lemon balm: Relief from insomnia and sleep disturbances (ref)
  • Valerian Root:  Subjective improvement of insomnia (ref)
  • L-tryptophan: Improved sleep efficiency, actual sleep time, immobile time and sleep latency (ref)
  • L-tryptophan:  Effective in reducing sleep onset time for those with longer than usual sleep latencies (ref)
  • L-Theanine: Relaxing agent providing increased alpha waves (ref)

Sleep Complex Benefits

Both Optimal Sleep Complex and Optimal Sleep Complex Plus were formulated in order to help overall sleep quality.

The ingredients in our formula are shown to reduce sleep onset latency, meaning it can shorten the amount of time it takes for you to fall asleep. Research shows these ingredients help you stay asleep, with little to no sleep disturbance so you wake feeling rested as opposed to groggy and tired, which can occur when taking prescription sleep aids. The melatonin in our Plus option works with your natural sleep-wake cycle to help your body recognize when it is time to sleep.

 Sleep Complex Studies and Side Effects

The most common side effects from taking this product include:

  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness

Consumers taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), and other antidepressants should consult with a health care practitioner before taking this product as the ingredients may cause serious negative side effects.

Buy Sleep Supplements

As with any supplement or over the counter sleep aid, adequate research should be done regarding both the ingredients and the vendor prior to purchasing.

Dosage is also important when considering products that have multiple ingredients as some formulas may contain to much or too little of a certain ingredient to have the desired effect. These formulas may also include proprietary blends, which do not indicate specific dosages.

Pure Nootropics Optimal Sleep Complex and Plus were formulated based on researched and recommended dosages.

Always consider consulting with a healthcare practitioner if you have questions or concerns regarding supplement usage.



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