Whoever said nighttime routines shouldn’t be priority never reached for our Sleep Collagen Shot or Vital Performance™ SLEEP. While both supplements promise a more restful night’s sleep,** there are key differences between them. Our Sleep Collagen Shots boasts hyaluronic acid and melatonin, while Vital Performance™ SLEEP skips those ingredients and instead opts for 5-HTP and L-tryptophan. (More on all those ingredients later.)
These bedtime staples may be effective, but they were dreamed up with different goals in mind.
Ready to dive in? Get a crash course on both products below.
Sip, sip, sleep! Our Sleep Collagen Shot is a delicate blend of blueberry and lavender flavors brimming with function from collagen peptides and sleep-inducing ingredients, like liquid melatonin, magnesium and GABA.
As a refresher, melatonin helps regulate your sleep schedules. The natural hormone, found in the brain, encourages you to fall asleep — and stay asleep — longer by putting you in a state of peaceful wakefulness as part of your pre-bedtime routine.**
Magnesium is also said to promote a more restful night’s sleep** by helping to maintain healthy levels of GABA, a neurotransmitter associated with restorative sleep. Think of magnesium as GABA’s equally important partner. They work hand-in-hand. Without magnesium’s ability to increase GABA, the neurotransmitter wouldn’t be able to promote a calm, relaxed state for the body.**
In addition, our Sleep Collagen Shot – a must-have for every type of lifestyle – contains skin-loving hyaluronic acid. A favorite among beauty fans, this ingredient supports skin hydration and skin elasticity.**
You don’t need to be a wellness guru to add our Sleep Collagen Shot to your routine. Just uncap, sip & catch some zzz’s. We like to say beauty sleep got a makeover when we debuted this wellness shot. Don’t believe us? Take customer Lorraine L.’s word for it: "I started purchasing these shots when they first came out. I absolutely love them. I set up a subscription to receive them every 2 weeks."
When it comes to post-workout recovery, experts say that sleep – specifically, deep sleep – is vital because it’s when your body restores itself by helping to balance your metabolism and blood sugar levels while also increasing blood flow to your muscles.
Essentially, your body becomes stronger while you sleep – not during your favorite bootcamp or yoga sculpt class. And that’s exactly why we dreamt up Vital Performance™, an extension of our Vital Proteins® brand that puts the spotlight on every step of your fitness journey. SLEEP, the third phase in this 3-step system, helps you wake up feeling ready to take on your next training session.** (Fun fact: It’s NSF Certified For Sport®!)
What makes this product so special is the addition of collagen and the omission of melatonin. Instead, SLEEP boasts rest- and relaxation-inducing functional ingredients such as GABA, L-theanine and magnesium. While many sleep aids on the market include melatonin, ours includes L-tryptophan, an amino acid that, when ingested, gets converted into melatonin naturally. The goal? To provide you with the extra boost needed to reach that coveted deep sleep stage. Additional functional ingredients like 5-HTP and B vitamins are designed to have you feeling restored so you’re ready to tackle your next-day performance.**
Plus, SLEEP is super easy to use. Add 1 scoop to 8 fl. oz. of hot water, 15-30 minutes before sleep. Stir thoroughly before enjoying.