Review: What does Gorilla Dream do?
This is our review of Gorilla Dream, a sleep supplement with claims to promote:
- Deeper Sleep
- Better Quality Sleep
But how well will it work for you?
In this review, we look closer at this supplement to see how effective it really is.
This is what we’ve found:
- 1 Review: What does Gorilla Dream do?
- 2 The Ingredients: What’s in Gorilla Dream?
- 3 Gorilla Dream Ingredient Summary
- 4 Gorilla Dream Side Effects – Are there any?
- 5 Gorilla Dream Summary
The Ingredients: What’s in Gorilla Dream?
There are multiple ingredients in Gorilla Dream with some promoting sleep directly, and some doing it by more indirect means.
The main driving force of how this is done is by boosting your levels of GABA – a hormone responsible for calmness and relaxation all while reducing anxiety.
There are also some ingredients which can help to improve melatonin levels.
Below, we look at the main nutrients and what they can do for you:
This is always a good ingredient in a sleep aid, and a great start to Gorilla Dream.
Magnesium is a mineral that doesn’t actively promote sleep – but it can help you in other ways. It can help you to sleep for longer.
One of the main advantages of this mineral is that it can help to relax muscle impulses across your body overnight. This can help reduce any twitches and jerks you may do while you sleep. The result of this is that it can stop you from waking yourself up in the night, as you’re not moving as much.
It’s a good supportive ingredient in this sleep aid.
This plays more into the recovery aspect of this supplement. The Zinc in Gorilla Dream is good for testosterone levels, which can help with muscle growth and recovery.
It works by being used for chemical reactions in your brain which helps to create the Luteinzing Hormone (LH). LH is your body’s precursor to both growth hormone and testosterone. The more of it you have in your system, the more support your body has to support recovery.
It’s a nice touch in this supplement.
This is a hormone in your body which can help with reducing anxiety and promoting calmness/relaxation.
Is it useful in Gorilla Dream? It may be, but more research is needed.
When supplemented directly, GABA has difficulty crossing your blood-brain barrier. It needs to cross to have an effect, without doing so, it can’t give you any benefit.
However, if it does so, it can help give you a better mindset which can help make it easier to get to sleep in the right environment (like being in bed).
It’s unreliable. Fortunately there are a few nutrients in here which help promote GABA in your system naturally which could help a lot here.
This isn’t a great option in Gorilla Dream. Phenylalanine is an amino acid which has claims to promote ‘feel good’ hormones in your body like dopamine and serotonin.
However, studies show that the amino acid is broken down too quickly after absorption to have much of an effect. It may not be your best option here.
There are better ways to do it, L-Tryptophan may be a more suitable choice and can even help to increase melatonin levels.
This is a nice addition to Gorilla Dream, and a favorite in nighttime teas.
Valerian extract can help to promote your body’s overall levels of GABA. In doing so, it can help to reduce anxiety, while also improving calmness and relaxation. It doesn’t directly promote sleep – but gets you in a good position to make sleep happen.
It can help put you in a better state of mind by the time you get into bed, which can allow you to get to sleep faster and more effectively under the right circumstances.
This again, ties into the recovery aspects of Gorilla Dream. There are some claims that L-Ornithine is an amino acid that can help with athletic recovery.
Studies are still being done into these claims, and at the moment, there is nothing concrete (although it is looking promising). That said, there are some potential side effects associated with L-Ornithine that we’ll be discussing later on.
This is an amino acid which is commonly found in Green Tea. It’s a good addition to Gorilla Dream because it can help to promote GABA.
As we’ve already mentioned with numerous other ingredients in this sleep aid, more GABA can help promote calmness while reducing your overall levels of anxiety.
The benefit of this is that it gives you a better mindset which helps you to fall asleep easier when you get into bed.
It doesn’t directly promote sleep, but it sets your mind in the right state to make it easier under the right circumstances.
Another ingredient like Valerian which is used in nighttime teas. Chamomile does not promote sleep directly, but it can help you in other ways.
It contains a good amount of Apigenin which is a component which can help raise your overall levels of GABA.
You know the drill, the more GABA, the less anxiety and more relaxation for a better mindset for going to sleep.
It’s good to have in here.
One of the smarter choices that we have seen in a sleep aid.
It’s a good ingredient in Gorilla Dream as it can help to improve your overall levels of the feel good hormone serotonin. This can help to improve your mood.
What’s more is that this serotonin is converted into Melatonin which is your body’s sleep hormone. This can help promote sleep, along with how quickly it takes to happen and how deep it is.
This is one of the more effective ingredients in Gorilla Dream. Melatonin (as we’ve said) is your body’s natural sleep hormone. It is released from your brain’s pineal gland which signals to the rest of your body that it’s time to sleep.
However, there’s no confirmation here that the melatonin in Gorilla Dream is natural.
If it isn’t natural, it may not be as effective as the real thing. A good way to solve this problem would be to replace it with Montmorency Tart Cherry. This contains natural melatonin and can help increase your levels of the sleep hormone.
It would be better if this was in here.
Gorilla Dream Ingredient Summary
On the whole, there are plenty of good ingredients in here. The main winners being Melatonin and Mucuna Pruriens.
There’s a lot of GABA boosters in here, which can help get you in the right mindset to get to sleep, and the Magnesium can help prevent overnight disturbances.
On the bad side however, you have the Ornithine which has some links to causing side effects.
If we had to make some changes. We’d definitely remove the Ornthine. We’d also replace the Melatonin with Tart Cherry as that contains natural melatonin.
Further changes we’d make is that we would add L-Tryptophan into Gorilla Dream. That’s another ingredient that converts into serotonin which again converts into melatonin.
It would be good to see a few of these changes.
Gorilla Dream Side Effects – Are there any?
The main concerns come from the L-Ornithine in this supplement.
L-Ornithine has some reports of causing stomach upset and diarrhea. Nothing too major, but something you should be aware of.
Gorilla Dream Summary
On the whole, this is not a bad supplement, and we like a lot of the ingredients in here.
However, we would like to see more ingredients here for promoting melatonin.
The melatonin in here is already good, but we debate if it is natural. L-Tryptophan would help here, and Montmorency Tart Cherry already contains natural melatonin.
It is a good supplement, but there is definite room for improvement.