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Natural Options for Sleep Disorders


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Sentra PM is a patented medical food designed specifically for the dietary management of the altered metabolic processes of sleep disorders.

The safety and efficacy of Sentra PM is supported by multiple clinical trials and over a decade of clinical use. Sentra PM is recommended by physicians as an alternative to addictive and dangerous prescription sleep aids.

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Natural Options for Sleep Disorders

  1. 1. •Non-Addictive •Improve Sleep Latency •Improve Restorative Sleep •Improve Autonomic Function •No Significant AM Grogginess •Effective as an Adjunct or Standalone Therapy Innovative Sleep Solutions 2
  2. 2. Indication & Dosing Sentra PM® for the dietary management of sleep disorders associated with: • Fibromyalgia • Depression • Autonomic Abnormalities • PTSD Recommended Dosing: 2 capsules QD, 30 minutes before bedtime or as directed by physician. 3
  3. 3. Fall Asleep Faster with Sentra PM® After a 14 day administration of Sentra PM, subjects fell asleep 41 minutes faster when compared to baseline. Sentra PM was more effective than placebo or placebo and trazodone (50mg) at improving sleep latency.* * Shell, et al. “Sentra PM and Trazodone for the management of Sleep Disorders” Journal of Central Nervous System Disease; 2012:4 4 -17 -28 41* -45 -40 -35 -30 -25 -20 -15 -10 -5 0 Time(min) Improvement in Sleep Latency pla/pla pla/tra Sentra PM/pla *p<0.01 n=111
  4. 4. After a 14 day administration of Sentra PM as an adjunct to trazodone (50mg), subjects experienced a statistically significant improvement in quality of sleep compared to placebo, placebo and Sentra PM and placebo and tazodone (50mg).* * Shell, et al. “Sentra PM and Trazodone for the management of Sleep Disorders” Journal of Central Nervous System Disease; 2012:4 Sentra PM® Effective as an Adjunct Therapy 5 0.95 1.98 3.86** 6.48** 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ChangeinVAS10ptscale(PSEQ) Improvement in Quality of Sleep pla/pla pla/tra Sentra PM/pla Sentra PM/tra **p<0.001 n=111
  5. 5. After 14 days of administration of Sentra PM and trazodone (50mg), subjects reported a statistically significant reduction in feelings of depression compared to placebo, placebo and Trazodone (50mg), or Sentra PM.* * Shell, et al. “Sentra PM and Trazodone for the management of Sleep Disorders” Journal of Central Nervous System Disease; 2012:4 Sentra PM® Effective as an Adjunct Therapy 6 1.13 -0.922** -1.15** -2.3** -2.5 -2 -1.5 -1 -0.5 0 0.5 1 1.5 ChangeinVAS10ptScale(PSEQ) Improvement in Feelings of Depression pla/pla pla/tra Sentra PM/pla Sentra PM/tra * p<0.01 **p<0.001 n=111 * p<0.01 **p<0.001 n=111
  6. 6. After a 14 day administration of Sentra PM or trazodone (50mg) and Sentra PM, subjects experienced a statistically significant improvement in nighttime parasympathetic nervous system activity from midnight to 5am compared to placebo and placebo and trazodone (50mg).* * Shell, et al. “Sentra PM and Trazodone for the management of Sleep Disorders” Journal of Central Nervous System Disease; 2012:4 Sentra PM® Improves Nighttime Parasympathetic Function 7 -125.55 -218.11 913.3 1752.65 -500 0 500 1000 1500 2000 ChangeinCircadianIndex Change in Nighttime Parasympathetic Activity pla/pla pla/Trazadone Sentra PM/placebo Sentra PM/Trazadone p<0.001 n=111
  7. 7. Increased Nutritional Requirements When physiologic needs are altered by depression, fibromyalgia, or other disorders that increase metabolic demand and disrupt homeostasis, the usual rate of synthesis is no longer sufficient and these amino acids, nutrients, and biogenic amines become conditionally essential. (1-2) The altered metabolic processes associated with these disease states require additional amounts of glutamine, choline, and tryptophan to address specific nutritional deficiencies.(1-4) Sentra PM is a source of amino acids, biogenic amines, and other nutrients formulated to address specific nutritional deficiencies in patients with sleep disorders associated with fibromyalgia, depression, dysautonomia and PTSD. 8 1. Wurtman RJ. Nutrients affecting brain composition and behavior. Integr Psychiatry 1987;5:226-238. 2. Russell IJ, Michalek JE, Vipraio GA, Fletcher EM, Wall K. Serum amino acids in fibrositis/fibromyalgia syndrome. J Rheumatol Suppl 1989;19:158-163. 3. Zeisel SH. Dietary influences on neurotransmission. Adv Pediatr 1986;33:23-47. 4. Fernstrom JD. Dietary precursors and brain neurotransmitter formation. Annual Rev Med 1981;32:413-425. Disordered metabolic processes can alter the balance of amino acids and nutrients leading to an imbalance in nervous system activity.
  8. 8. Pharmacodynamics The pharmacodynamic properties of Sentra PM® are directly related to the effects of the amino acid precursors on neurotransmitter activity which are responsible for altering electrical activity in specific areas of the brain that regulate sleep and wake cycles. The use of Sentra PM in the management of sleep disorders associated with fibromyalgia, depression, and PTSD is supported by experimental and clinical data which have identified specific roles for each ingredient in modulation of pain, mood, autonomic function and the sleep-wake cycle. Sentra PM is formulated with Targeted Cellular Technology (TCT) a patented integrated molecular system that delivers milligram quantities of amino acids and other ingredients to targeted cells in a time sensitive manner and in specific ratios efficiently promote neurotransmitter production. 9 Amino acids and nutrients are the precursors to the neurotransmitters that regulate the sleep-wake cycle and nervous system function.
  9. 9. Why is Sentra PM ® a good choice? No Reported Adverse Side Effects or Attenuation • No significant morning grogginess* • No potential for addiction • No tolerance build up Effective, Non-Addictive Sleep Medication • Reduces sleep latency* • Increases nighttime parasympathetic autonomic nervous system function* *Shell, et al. “Sentra PM and Trazodone for the management of Sleep Disorders” Journal of Central Nervous System Disease; 2012:4 Effective Adjunct Therapy • Co-administration with a low dose antidepressant improves feelings of depression* 10
  10. 10. Clinical Applications of Sentra PM® Replace or Augment Common Sleep Therapies • Hypnotics, SSRIs or other sedatives can be addictive or have dangerous side effects • Sentra PM can be administered as an adjunct to a low dose anti-depressant* • Sentra PM can improve autonomic nervous system dysfunction associated with pain syndromes, PTSD and depression *Shell, et al. “Sentra PM and Trazodone for the management of Sleep Disorders” Journal of Central Nervous System Disease; 2012:4 11
  11. 11. Safety Information PRECAUTIONS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS Sentra PM® is contraindicated in an extremely small number of patients with hypersensitivity to any of the nutritional components of Sentra PM. ADVERSE REACTIONS Ingestion of L-Tryptophan, L-Arginine, or Choline at high doses of up to 15 grams daily is generally well tolerated. The most common adverse reactions of higher doses — from 15 to 30 grams daily — are nausea, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea. Sentra PM contains less than 1 gram per dose of amino acids however, some patients may experience these symptoms at lower doses. The total combined amount of amino acids in each Sentra PM capsule does not exceed 400 mg. 12
  12. 12. DRUG INTERACTIONS Sentra PM® does not directly influence the pharmacokinetics of prescription drugs. Clinical experience has shown that administration of Sentra PM may allow for lowering the dose of co-administered drugs under physician supervision. OVERDOSE There is a negligible risk of overdose with Sentra PM as the total amount of amino acids in a one month supply (60 capsules) is less than 20 grams. Overdose symptoms may include diarrhea, weakness, and nausea. Safety Information 13
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