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Old 11-29-2010, 06:54 PM   #1
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Default Daily dose of hops at bedtime

Being a third shifter I use a daily supplement to aid in sleep. Well I bought a new kind of supplement specifically because it has hops as an ingredient... I thought it was pretty cool.

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Old 11-29-2010, 06:56 PM   #2
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I'd be interested to know if you get any hoppy burps after taking that pill.

Pretty wild, and to think I always though it was the beer itself that made me sleepy, not the hops.

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Old 11-29-2010, 07:30 PM   #3
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Beer always works just fine for me. I never have trouble sleeping after a few cold ones.

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Old 11-29-2010, 07:35 PM   #4
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Beer always works just fine for me. I never have trouble sleeping after a few cold ones.
Yeah, when I worked 3rd shift I took my hops supplement in liquid form. I must say it was weird drinking when most others were getting up to go to work. Going to bed on a warm sunny afternoon was weird too. I hated that shift.
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:40 PM   #5
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Hops have a sedative effect. My calming agent for my dogs has hops in it.

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Off topic:
Mad-Dog skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora)!! My favorite plant name!

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Old 11-29-2010, 08:14 PM   #7
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When I was brewing an IPA the other month, I was kind of standing over the kettle, appreciating the aroma of the hops in the kettle, breathing it in. After the brew was done I felt all silly and sleepy.

It works! It's an old-fashioned remedy for sleeplessness.

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Hops have a sedative effect. My calming agent for my dogs has hops in it.
I thought hopps were poisonous to dogs......
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Just something I pulled up;


Medicinal properties
Hop pickers used to tire easily. This has lead to the reputation that hop has sedative and calming effects. The sedative activity of hop is caused by methylbutenol, which can be present in the hop is formed during digestion. Hop is a central nervous relaxant used to treat insomnia. Hop pillows are often used to induce sleep.
Hop has been used to increase breast milk and calm irritable infants.
Humulone and lupulone have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial activity and help to preserve beer. These components are active especially against gram-negative bacteria. Hop is used for the treatment of infections of the upper digestive tract and wounds.
Hop contains phytoestrogens, which can help to ease menopausal symptoms. The estrogenic activity of hop may cause loss of libido in men.
Hop is also used for controlling diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn's disease.

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Just something I pulled up;
Medicinal properties...
So the short version is hops makes me: Sleepy, relaxed, less bitchy and generally in a better mood...go figure...
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