Axe & Sledge Dozer 174gRegular price £32.99
What is Axe & Sledge Dozer?
Dozer is a comprehensive sleep-aid that contains a solid mix of highly-dosed ingredients to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer especially in REM sleep.
It contains a blend of both herbs and single-ingredient compounds. Oftentimes, sleep aids use just one or the other, but Dozer brings the best of both worlds, using both modern and traditional methods.
Why choose dozer over other sleep enhancers?
Dozer was specifically formulated to help you sleep, recover, and repair, to get you ready for another busy day ahead.
What are the key features of this sleep aid?
- Formulated to help you sleep while helping your body recover/restore for the next day
- Formulated to be compliant around the world
- Accurately dosed ingredients to help you fall asleep, stay asleep and wake up refreshed
- Goal with dozer is to put you in the proper state of mind to fall asleep easily. Reduce anxiety or stress in the brain along with mild sleep induction.
- Our goal is not to just knock you out and wake up drowsy
Here’s what one serving (5.8g) of Dozer delivers:
L-Tyrosine – 750mg - L-Tyrosine, PricePlow’s preferred form of tyrosine supplementation!
Although L-Tyrosine is a very popular addition to pre-workouts, it’s not a stimulant and you can supplement with it any time of day. Typically, L-Tyrosine is included in various nootropics and pre-workouts because of its potent ability to boost mental performance, focus, and attention during stressful situations. Tyrosine can either be obtained through supplementation or synthesized endogenously by using an essential amino acid phenylalanine.
Tyrosine expresses its effects by serving as a precursor to several key neurotransmitters. Increasing the amount of neurotransmitters results in improved mood, better cell-to-cell communication, and overall brain function.
Since exercise and various other stressors can cause a depletion of neurotransmitters, it makes sense to supplement with L-Tyrosine at night to further replenish your stores and get you prepared for the following day. Dozer is not just about helping you sleep, but also improving your recovery and restoring anything that got depleted from a long day at work.
Chamomile Extract (Matricaria chamomilla) – 500mg - Chamomile extract, also known as Matricaria chamomilla, is a herb that’s been used for centuries to treat various medical ailments including insomnia, inflammation, muscle spasms, gastrointestinal distress, menstrual pain, and fevers. Chamomile is very popular in “sleepytime” aromatherapies and herbal tea – and for good reason.
Chamomile is reported to have anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, and sedative effects. In regards to sleep, research shows that chamomile is a mild sleep-inducer and tranquillizer. It’s proposed that the flavonoids, specifically apigenin, found in chamomile extract are able to bind to benzodiazepine receptors, resulting in depression of the central nervous system (CNS).
One study, in particular, using a double-blind, placebo-controlled, experimental design, recruited 34 participants who were recently diagnosed with insomnia. The participants were divided into two groups, one received a placebo, while the other got 270mg of chamomile After 28 days, the chamomile group experienced slight improvements in the amount of time it took to fall asleep and it reduced the number of times they woke up throughout the night.
Other research has shown that chamomile is effective at reducing symptoms of general anxiety disorder and improving sleep quality. Overall, this is a solid addition to Dozer and there giving you a very generous dosage!
Ashwagandha Root Extract (1.5% Withania somnifera) (root) – 200mg - Ashwagandha quickly made its way into several sports performance and health/wellness supplements, including pre-workouts, multi-vitamins, sleep-aids, and stress support products!
Also known as withania somnifera, ashwagandha is a herb native to India and Asia. It offers numerous health benefits and has been widely used in Ayurvedic medicine. Studies show that ashwagandha root extract possesses anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, neuroprotective, cardioprotective, anti-diabetic, and chondroprotective effects.
It’s also well known for being an adaptogen, meaning it helps you adapt to both physical and mental stressors. Clinical trials report ashwagandha supplementation improves libdio, decreases stress and anxiety, boosts memory, cognition, and exercise performance. It’s quite the jack of all trades, which is why several supplement companies are finding ways to include it into their formulas!
The majority of ashwagandha’s benefits have been well-established in the literature and now, researchers are now looking into its effects on sleep. In 2019, a study was published that assessed the efficacy and safety of ashwagandha supplementation on insomnia and anxiety.
After 10 weeks, the researchers concluded that oral supplementation of ashwagandha root extract improved sleep quality and onset of sleep latency, while also reducing anxiety, in patients with insomnia. Furthermore, another study published in 2020 found that ashwagandha was also able to improve quality of life, sleep, and mental alertness.
Passion Flower Extract (Passiflora incarnata) (herb) – 200mg
Passionflower extract, also known as passiflora incarnate, is another herb that’s commonly used to make calming evening tea. Studies report that passionflower is mildly sedative and expresses anti-anxiety properties.
In 2011, a study was conducted to assess the effects of passionflower on overall sleep quality.[ They used a double-blind, placebo-controlled, repeated-measures design, and gave 41 participants either passionflower tea or a placebo. All subjects received both treatments after a 7 day washout period. At the end of the study, the results showed that passionflower tea was able to significantly improve sleep quality compared to the placebo.
Passionflower supplementation seems to be best for people that suffer from frequent sleep disturbances throughout the night. So if that sounds like you, then definitely give Dozer a shot! Furthermore, other research has found that passionflower is effective at reducing anxiety prior to stressful situations, such as pre-operative surgery.
L-Phenylalanine – 150mg - L-phenylalanine is an essential amino acid, meaning your body cannot synthesize it endogenously. Therefore, it’s crucial to get a sufficient amount from your diet and supplementation. Phenylalanine is found in several foods such as meat, fish, eggs, dairy, and various plant sources.
Not only does it serve as a building block for protein synthesis within the body, but it can also be converted into tyrosine. As we mentioned before, tyrosine is a major precursor to various neurotransmitters, which help boost brain function, mood, and cell-to-cell communication. Research shows that phenylalanine may be beneficial for treating a variety of medical conditions including depression and skin disorders.
While there may be no direct benefit for sleep quality, replenishing your body with phenylalanine will most likely lead to better cognitive and physical performance the following day.
L-Theanine – 100mg
It’s common to see L-Theanine included in pre-workouts, so what’s it doing in a sleep-aid?
L-theanine is great to use alongside high doses of caffeine because it’s able to induce a calming effect and decrease the negative side effects that tend to accompany extreme amounts of stimulants including jitters, anxiety, and nervousness. Furthermore, the combination of L-theanine and caffeine seem to have a synergistic effect in boosting mental clarity, focus, and performance. It essentially helps take the edge off caffeine!
However, in the context of a sleep-aid, L-Theanine is a great addition to Dozer because it’s extremely effective at promoting rest and relaxation, especially in the absence of caffeine.
L-Theanine is an amino acid derived from tea leaves, also known as Camellia sinensis. Studies have found that L-Theanine expresses its calming effects by increasing levels of serotonin and dopamine within the brain. While some users report that L-Theanine helps them fall asleep faster, the main conclusion is that it improves sleep quality above all else.
Mucuna Pruriens Extract – 75mg - Mucuna pruriens, also called velvet bean, is a tropical legume that’s native to parts of Asia and Africa. Mucuna pruriens’ primary bioactive compound is levodopa (L-Dopa), which is attributed to the majority of its benefits.
It’s primarily used to treat neurological conditions, most notably Parkinson Disease, and infertility in males. There’s some research that suggests mucuna pruriens may boost growth hormone, testosterone levels, and decrease cortisol, which could help promote recovery and muscle growth. Mucuna pruriens also seems to offer several other health benefits, by serving as a neuroprotective and antioxidant agent.[23,24]
Lastly, some users report increased sleep quality, however more research is needed in this area. One study published in 2012, did find that the combination of mucuna pruriens and chlorophytum borivilianum improved sleep quality in both males and females. Another study showed that this same combination resulted in increased growth hormone. Since the majority of growth hormone is secreted at night, it makes sense that improved sleep quality would lead to a boost in growth hormone levels.
Since Dozer is formulated to help you recover, restore, and sleep well, including a great dose of mucuna pruriens makes sense!
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) – 50mg - 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is a naturally occuring amino acid and precursor to the neurotransmitter serotonin, which is responsible for regulating mood, sleep, appetite, digestion, and memory. 5-HTP supplies the body with tryptophan to be used for the synthesis of serotonin. Insufficient levels of serotonin have been linked to increased anxiety, depression, poor sleep quality, weight gain, and other health conditions.
Serotonin acts as a precursor to the main hormone involved in sleep. Therefore, having sufficient amounts of tryptophan & serotonin would anecdotally result in improved quality of sleep. 5-HTP supplementation offers several benefits including appetite suppression, improved mood, enhanced sleep quality.
L-Tryptophan – 50mg - And if 5-HTP wasn’t enough, then you have 50mg of L-Tryptophan to make sure you’re fully equipped for a great night of sleep!
Research shows that when tryptophan levels become depleted within the brain, then serotonin levels also get negatively affected, followed by mood and overall sense of well-being. Therefore, supplying your body with enough tryptophan through diet and supplementation is a great way to keep your sleep and mood in check!
If Dozer can’t help you get the rest you need, then we’re not sure what else will! Axe & Sledge continues to produce phenomenal supplements and this is just another one they can add to the list! The importance of sleep and recovery cannot be overstated, therefore if you truly want to be at your best, then make sure sleep is a priority.
Mix one scoop of dozer with 8-10 oz of cold or warm water or preferred beverage 30-45 minutes prior to bed. This is going to make you start feeling tired. Do not operate machinery or drive a vehicle after consuming dozer. Do not take for more than 4 consecutive days to avoid tolerance build-up.