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What’s in Hops and Dreams?

A vegetarian capsule contains hop extract and Rice Bran. Our hop extract contains a higher concentration of one of the hop flavonoids: xanthohumol.

Should I take Hops and Dreams at a certain time of day?

No, Hops and Dreams can be taken any time of day, although if you are using it for sleep it may be best taken close to bedtime.

Is Hops and Dreams vegan?

The supplements are vegan but we do not hold certification for this.

Is there any published scientific evidence of a benefit for Hops and Dreams?

The UK’s Medicines and Health Regulatory Authority (MHRA) has classed Hops and Dreams as a food supplement and not a medicinal product so the label cannot recommend it for any medical condition. There is plenty of evidence on the use of hop extracts as an antioxidant in DNA damage, cancer and ageing. You can search the evidence here.

Are there phytoestrogens in Hops and Dreams?

Yes, the phytoestrogen content from the hop flavonoids with phytoestrogen activity is 0.3-0.5% of the 200mg hop extract.

Should I take if I have an oestrogen sensitive disease?

No. Different tumours, lumps and possibly endometriosis can display oestrogen receptors, which could theoretically encourage the disease to get worse when phytoestrogens come into contact with them. It is possible to test cancer cells for oestrogen receptors. It is always best to speak to your doctor about this.

What is the recommended dose?

One capsule of Hops and Dreams can be taken daily. The clinical trials conducted on hop extracts in humans have been undertaken for up to 3 months duration.

Can Hops and Dreams be taken by people with Diabetes?

Hops and Dreams can be taken by those with diabetes.

What is the recommended age for taking Hops and Dreams?

Hops and Dreams can be taken at the age of 18 and above.

Does Hops and Dreams have to be taken with food?

No, but you can if you wish.

Can I take it if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

No, the safety of Hops and Dreams in pregnancy and lactation has not been established.

What are the side effects of Hops and Dreams?

No side effects from consumption are known.

Does Hops and Dreams contain any artificial additives?

Only natural preservatives, colours and flavours are used.

What allergens does it contain?

It does not contain any of the 14 allergens which are listed by the EFSA.

Where are the products made?

Hops and Dreams is made in England.

Are you sure the ingredients are genuine and free from contaminants?

Absolutely – the manufacturers have a long and strong history of quality assurance and compliance with international standards. They also do their own in-house analysis of each ingredient looking for purity and authenticity.

Are the supplements organic?

These are completely natural products but they are not organic.

Should I take Hops and Dreams at a certain time of day?

No, Hops and Dreams can be taken any time of day, although if you are using it for sleep it may be best taken close to bedtime.

Can I take with my usual supplements such as glucosamine, multivitamins and omega 3 etc?

Yes you can take with any other supplement.

Do I have to keep Hops and Dreams in the refrigerator?

Hops and Dreams should be stored in a cool dry place. Storage in the refrigerator is acceptable.

Are there any concerns with taking Hops and Dreams while I am on prescription medications?

There are no known herb-drug interactions.

Can I take Hops and Dreams before surgery?

Always check with your surgeon, we can see no reason not to.

How long will it take for me to feel the effects of the supplements?

Just as the effects of a healthy diet are long term and are seen over a lifetime, it is difficult to say when you would feel an observable effect from supplements. However, we do know that it is always important to maintain a balanced diet for good health.

Do I have to take Hops and Dreams every day? Can I take every alternate day?

Yes, take Hops and Dreams when you feel you need to take it.

If I cannot consume capsules, what are the other alternatives to taking Hops and Dreams?

You can open the capsule and pour the ingredients over your cold or warm
food/drink.

Are the supplements kosher or halal?

The ingredients are suitable for those following a kosher or halal diet, although we do not hold certification for the whole supplement.