R & R – Optimal Rest and Recovery


“I love this stuff! I take it about a half an hour before I go to bed and I wake up feeling well rested and good to go…” — Lindsay M Wallsmith

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Clinical Research

Nothing gets into a Driven® Nutrition workout supplement unless we’re confident it can help you achieve your fitness and strength goals.  Our evidence-based products are formulated according to the most persuasive clinical studies we can find. Here are just a few samples of the available research on the ingredients in R&R, and the effects of sleep loss on your ability to gain muscle and tolerate your WOD.

Role of Sleep and Sleep Loss in Hormonal Release and Metabolism (Endocrine development. 2010;17:11-21. doi:10.1159/000262524.)

Impact of partial sleep deprivation on immune markers. (Sleep Med. 2013 Oct;14(10):1031-4. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2013.07.001. Epub 2013 Aug 28.)

Sleep deprivation impairs recovery from a single exercise training session. (Eur JAppl Physiol. 2017 Apr;117(4):699-712. doi: 10.1007/s00421-017-3565-5. Epub 2017 Feb28.)

Effect of Sleep Extension on the Subsequent Testosterone, Cortisol and Prolactin Responses to Total Sleep Deprivation and Recovery. (J Neuroendocrinol. 2016 Feb;28(2):12346. doi: 10.1111/jne.12346.)

Sleep and muscle recovery: Endocrinological and molecular basis for a new and promising hypothesis. (Medical Hypotheses 2011;77:220–2. doi:10.1016/j.mehy.2011.04.017.)

Effect of sleep deprivation on tolerance of prolonged exercise. (Eur J Appl Physiol Occup Physiol. 1981;47(4):345-54.)

Sleep deprivation and the effect on exercise performance. (Sports Med. 1989 Apr;7(4):235-47.)

Health consequences of shift work and insufficient sleep. (BMJ. 2016 Nov1;355:i5210. doi: 10.1136/bmj.i5210.)

Dietary Sources and Bioactivities of Melatonin. (Nutrients. 2017 Apr 7;9(4). pii: E367.doi: 10.3390/nu9040367.)

Valerian for sleep: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (Am J Med. 2006 Dec;119(12):1005-12.)

Clinical efficacy of kava extract WS 1490 in sleep disturbances associated with anxiety disorders. (J Affect Disord. 2004 Feb;78(2):101-10.)

Magnesium supplementation improves indicators of low magnesium status and inflammatory stress in adults older than 51 years with poor quality sleep. (MagnesRes. 2010 Dec;23(4):158-68. doi: 10.1684/mrh.2010.0220. Epub 2011 Jan 4.)

L-ornithine supplementation attenuates physical fatigue in healthy volunteers by modulating lipid and amino acid metabolism. (Nutr Res. 2008 Nov;28(11):738-43. doi:10.1016/j.nutres.2008.08.008.)

Effect of tart cherry juice (Prunus cerasus) on melatonin levels and enhanced sleep quality. (Eur J Nutr. 2012 Dec;51(8):909-16. doi: 10.1007/s00394-011-0263-7.Epub 2011 Oct 30.)

Growth hormone isoform responses to GABA ingestion at rest and after exercise. (Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 Jan;40(1):104-10.)