Is anything more important than sleep? 

MTE uses adaptogens and nootropics to support jitter-free energy during the day, but also better recovery at night.* One without the other just doesn’t make sense.

Nootropic energy that supports recovery at night.


Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb, meaning it helps the body adapt to stress, which we all know is the main killer of quality sleep. Combined with ashwagandha’s many other health benefits, this adaptogen acts on your HPA axis to bring neurotransmitter communication about waking and sleeping back into balance.

Known for its ability to moderate the system in your body that regulates stress response, the root extract has been studied to directly support sleep and help in managing insomnia - likely because cortisol is so deeply connected to our circadian rhythm. ¹ ²

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GABA is an amino acid and nootropic that the body produces naturally. GABA is the body’s main inhibitory neurotransmitter, which means that it tells overexcited neurons to calm down. It works in tandem with glutamate, which excites underactive neurons. This helps balance mood and wakefulness. 

It is well established that activation of GABA receptors favor sleep. In fact, GABA is used regularly to treat mood and sleep. When paired with l-theanine, another calming nootropic in MTE’s daily energy powder, it has also been shown to positively support quality and duration of sleep. ³

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L-theanine is a well-known supplement for things like chronic stress and poor sleep, because the two are inextricable, really. L-theanine consumption is associated with a wakeful calm, signaled by an increase in alpha brain waves visible in fMRIs. By supporting these brain waves and several important neurotransmitters, l-theanine fights stress and its negative effects on sleep.

In the brain, this nootropic interacts with different receptors, affecting the levels of many neurotransmitters, including norepinephrine, serotonin, tryptophan, glutamine, glutamate, and dopamine. These neurotransmitters are vital for multiple aspects of mental well-being, including mood, anxiety, and satisfaction, which help relieve stress. Less stress = less obstacles to recovery at night.

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Affron® is a premium extract of saffron – a nootropic and possibly the herb used longest in human history. An ancient Sumerian city was even named after it! Used for myriad things over the dozens of millennia it’s been around, modern research suggests it has several specific actions on the brain’s stress-response systems that serve to reduce the effects of stress, relieve brain fog and improve focus.

But that’s not it! In recent studies, saffron has been shown to contribute to greater improvements in sleep quality ratings (primary outcome measure), mood ratings after awakening, the ISQ total score, and ISQ-insomnia classifications, in adults with unsatisfactory sleep. ⁴

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Holy Basil

Holy basil, also known as tulsi, is a key adaptogen in Ayurvedic medicine. Over 6000 years, this powerhouse plant has been used for everything from stress reduction to treatment for fatigue to immune system function. And what does less stress, better days and improved health add up to? Better sleep.

According to the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, holy basil has anti-anxiety properties comparable to common anti-depressant drugs. Supplementing with holy basil can also increase levels of dopamine – the feel-good neurotransmitter. Trial results suggest that 8 weeks of supplementation may reduce objective and subjective measures of stress, and improve subjective measures of sleep quality. ⁵

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