Hops Flower is a member of the Cannabaceae family (which includes hemp and hackberries) and is a natural plant originating in China and widely cultivated for its use in supplements and beer.
✓ Promote cellular regeneration
✓ Support healthy aging
✓ Reduce stress
✓ Promote calm
✓ Improve sleep quality
✓ Support longevity
✓ Improve mood
How it works:
Although it is widely researched and cultivated for its bitter acids used in beer making, hops also contains oil terpenoids such as mycerne, beta-caryophyllene, and a complex mixture of flavonoids and polyphenols, which benefit skin health. Hops have long been used with valerian root, and have a synergistic relationship to promote mood and support healthy stress response. Recent research has also shown that natural terpenoids help maintain healthy cholesterol levels and scavenge harmful hydroxyl free radicals, essential to healthy aging and longevity.
Safe and Effective Dosage:
Clinical studies support safe, effective dosages between 60 mg to over 200 mg per day.
RESEARCH &CLINICAL STUDIES
"Biologically Active Compounds from Hops and Prospects for Their Use"
Although female cones of the hop plant (Humulus lupulus) are known primarily as raw material supplying characteristic bitterness and aroma to beer, their equally significant health‐promoting effects have been known to mankind for several thousand years and hop is a plant traditionally utilized in folk medicine.
This paper summarizes the scientific knowledge on the effects of all 3 major groups of secondary metabolites of hops; polyphenols, essential oils, and resins. Because of their chemical diversity, it is no coincidence that these compounds exhibit a wide range of pharmacologically important properties.
In addition to antioxidant, anti‐inflammatory, and anticancer‐related properties, particular attention is being paid to prenylflavonoids that occur almost exclusively in hops and are considered to be some of the most active phytoestrogens known.
Hop oils and resins are well known for their sedative and other neuropharmacological properties, but in addition, these compounds exhibit antibacterial and antifungal effects.
Recently, alpha bitter acids have been shown to block the development of a number of complex lifestyle diseases that are referred to by the collective name “metabolic syndrome.” Information presented in this review confirms the significant potential for the use of hops in the pharmaceutical industry and provides an understanding of beer as a natural drink that, although moderately consumed, may become a source of many health‐promoting compounds.
"Sleep improving effects of a single dose administration of a valerian/hops fluid extract - a double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled sleep-EEG study in a parallel design using electrohypnograms"
Repetitive administrations of valerian/hops combinations have been widely used for self-administered therapy of sleep disturbances. This investigation focuses on the question if a single administration can be an effective sleep aid. Two parallel groups of n = 20 (verum) and n = 22 (placebo) were tested.
Each subject spent two consecutive nights in the lab (reference night and medication night). Medication consisted in giving verum or placebo to poor sleepers identified by a validated sleep questionnaire (Schlaffragebogen SF-B). Two ml of the liquid ex?tract or similar smelling placebo were diluted in 50 ml water (flavoured with honey) and administered 15 minutes before EEG recording during the medication night.
The data analysis is based on the electrohypnogram – a method derived from a validated computer assisted automatic analysis for depth of sleep. Differences between the reference nights and medication nights were evaluated and tested for significance.
Time spent in sleep (values of the sleep frequency index “SFx” of the electrohypnogram of 74% or lower) was significantly higher for the verum group in comparison to the placebo group (p<0.01). The difference with respect to time spent in deeper sleep (i.e. 68% and lower or 62% and lower) between reference and medication night was also statistically significant at p<0.01.
This parameter correlated with the difference in quality of sleep between the two consecutive nights as derived from the sleep inventory SF-A sub-score (subjects evaluation) with r = 0.48 at p<0.0001.
The EEG derived parameter “sleep quantity” as calculated from the electrohypnogram proved superiority of the valerian/hops combination over placebo. Thus, the present investigation has shown evidence that a valerian/hops fluid extract can be used successfully using a single administration.