Hibernate was developed by Huge Nutrition as a supplement to aid with sleep and recovery.
When it comes to building muscle, there are a few things that people forget about. These are things that can be the difference between great results and no results.
Things like alcohol consumption, getting enough calories in, and of course, getting enough quality sleep.
Deep sleep is the period in which your body will be recovering the fastest. This is due to the fact that your body secretes growth hormone during deep sleep.
Whilst sleep is affected by many things, such as your general routine, diet, and chronotype, there are things you can do to improve it.
Taking a sleep aid supplement is just one of those many things, but it’s a good start.
We managed to get our hands on the Hibernate natural sleep aid supplement from Huge Nutrition, and this is our honest review of the product.
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In the Hibernate review, we’ll be discussing and reviewing the following things:
- Servings/tub Size
- Scoop Size
- Suggested stacks
- Where to buy
- Frequently asked questions
Before we get into the details on ingredients, dosages, pricing, and our overall opinion, we quickly want to cover some important information on the serving sizes, weights, and packaging.
There are 25 servings in a tub of Hibernate, and the net weight of each tub is 232g.
A single scoop/serving of Hibernate weighs 9.3g. You’ll be hard-pressed to find another sleep aid supplement that provides 9.3g per serving. It just doesn’t happen.
If you’re focusing on muscle recovery, Huge Nutrition recommends stacking Hibernate with Formula XII and Huge BCAA to get the most out of the recovery process.
There are 9 core ingredients in Hibernate. Let’s walk through each ingredient individually and the dosages used for them.
These ingredients are listed in order of highest quantity first:
Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) – 3g
GABA is one of the most popular ingredients used in sleep aid supplements. Many studies have been done on GABA, with some of them showing that GABA may improve relaxation, decrease stress levels, and help people fall asleep faster.
According to clinical studies, the effective dose range for insomnia is between 500mg and 1000mg. However, many supplements tend to have dosages/serving of between 2-3g.
Kanna (Sceletium tortusosum) – 1g
Kanna has been researched and studied for a while, and proven to be effective as a cognitive enhancer, as well as help decrease anxiety and improve quality sleep.
2000mg has been shown to be the maximum dosage, whilst 1000mg is a much more tolerable, whilst still effective, dosage.
L-Tyrosine – 1g
L-Tyrosine is often used as somewhat of a counter-balance to negate the side effects of high caffeine content. It helps balance your mood, brings a sense of calm, and may provide a cognitive boost.
1000mg is an ideal dosage.
L-Theanine – 500mg
L-Theanine is another ingredient used to negate some of the negative side effects of caffeine, such as jitters. In pre-workouts it’s used in smaller quantities, as higher quantities often negate any benefits of caffeine.
However, in a sleep supplement, a higher dosage of 500mg should be perfect to promote relaxation and a sense of calm.
Mucuna Pruriens Extract (98% L-Dopa) – 250mg
Mucuna Pruriens Extract can have positive effects on cortisol reduction, as well as slightly elevate dopamine levels. Whilst it’s often used at much higher quantities to help aid ADHD and reduce stress, 250mg seems to be just enough to be a valuable inclusion.
Valerian Root Powder – 225mg
Valerian Root Powder is a herbal ingredient, which has been shown to have positive effects on stress and sleep. Whilst the effects are usually minor, and the dosage included in Hibernate is less than the standard dosage of 450mg; it’s still a beneficial inclusion in the formula.
5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) – 150mg
5-HTP is a precursor to serotonin and may increase the brain’s serotonin levels. Serotonin is often linked with happiness, which has made 5-HTP impossible to ignore. Be sure to do your own research on 5-HTP first.
The clinically effective dosage is 250mg-300mg, which is almost double the amount contained in Hibernate.
Passionflower Extract (Passiflora incarnata) – 150mg
Passionflower extract has been shown to reduce anxiety, and prevent insomnia.
The dosages often vary depending on the use. The most popular use for Passiflora incarnata is to reduce pre-surgery anxiety, a common issue among patients. For this use case, the dosages can often go up to 1000mg.
Melatonin – 3mg
Melatonin is a naturally produced hormone by the body to help induce sleep. It’s been shown to improve sleep quality, eye health, and HGH levels.
Whilst the body does produce this hormone naturally, it only produces about 0.3mg per day. In supplement form, the effective dosage range varies between 1-5mg. This means the amount our body produces is not always enough.
Hibernate Flavor Options
Hibernate is currently only available in one flavor, which is Peach Mango. Sleep aid supplements are often just available in a capsule form, but where’s the fun in that?
So even though there’s only one flavor available, which we love, by the way, having a flavored powder for a sleep aid supplement is awesome in and of itself.
Anything with mango in it has our attention.
Before testing out Hibernate, it had been a while since I’d purchased a sleep aid supplement. I’d often purchase the ingredients individually, but I hadn’t revisited sleep-specific supplements in a long time.
There was a big reason why…
99% of sleep supplements on the market, despite using the right ingredients, underdose their products significantly. They’re all capsule-based products as well, which is why the powder-based Hibernate caught my eye.
Hibernate is one of the best, if not the best sleep aid supplement on the market. There’s no doubt it helps you to fall asleep faster. Its high GABA, Kanna, Melatonin, and L-Tyrosine content make it far better than all those low-dose capsule supplements out there.
The price for a single tub of Hibernate is $44.95.
Remember what I mentioned above about the 99% of sleep supplements?
Now those supplements cost between $20-$25. They have between 1-3g of content per serving, in comparison to Hibernate’s 9.3g. Even if you bought Hibernate and split the dosages in half to make the price make sense, you’d still be getting roughly double the dosage that other supplements contain… for the same price.
In my opinion, this makes it a no-brainer.
Where can I buy Hibernate?
You can buy Hibernate on the official Huge Supplements website, where they also provide more detailed information on the product and its uses. You’ll also find the other products they suggest stacking it with for sale on their website.
Here are some frequently asked questions about the product:
Q: How Should I Use Hibernate?
Take one leveled scoop of Hibernate mixed with 8 fl. oz of water about 20-30 minutes before going to bed.
Q: Can I take Hibernate every day?
Yes, it can be taken every day to improve the quality of your sleep.
Q: Can I Stack Hibernate With Another Product?
It is optional to stack this product with other Huge Nutrition supplements. To further improve recovery, they advise stacking it with Formula XII or their Huge BCAA product.
So how good is Hibernate for improving sleep quality?
I haven’t found another product on the market like it. Huge Nutrition clearly did their research when developing this product. A whopping 9.3g serving ensures that you’re getting all the right dosages of the ingredients that matter most.
Sure, a couple of the ingredients are underdosed, but that’s normal. Short of buying all the individual ingredients yourself, and mixing them up every time you go to bed, it’ll be incredibly tough to find a better value for money.
Besides, who has the time for that anyway?
One more comment before I leave you: mmm… Peach Mango…