Dr. Huberman Sleep Stack vs. Thirdzy's Ingredients

Written by: Dr. Justine Luchini



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Over the last few years, sleep has become increasingly talked about in health and wellness. One of the key trusted voices that has emerged for people seeking health advice is Dr. Andrew Huberman. 

His podcast, which launched in January 2021 has become one of the most popular podcasts globally. 

If you’ve never heard of him, Dr. Huberman is a tenured professor in the Department of Neurobiology at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he is recognized for his research on brain development, brain plasticity, and neural regeneration and repair. 

On his podcast, he covers all sorts of health-related topics in great detail, drawing on his deep expertise and the latest in science research. Which is why people really trust his advice. 

4 of Dr. Huberman's first 5 podcast episodes were dedicated to sleep. The guy goes DEEP on the physiology of sleep, light exposure, melatonin, dreaming, jetlag, sleep hygiene, and sleep supplements. And he gives detailed recommendations. We highly recommend giving it a listen: Huberman Lab

Dr. Huberman started posting his sleep supplement recommendations in 2021. Thirdzy's founder, Dr. Justine started working on our formulation a year earlier back in 2020. 

We provide a full breakdown and comparison below. TLDR: They're almost identical 😱


Thirdzy vs. Dr. Huberman's Recommendations

1. Magnesium

Dr. Huberman recommends: Magnesium, particularly Magnesium Threonate or Bisglycinate as the best form of magnesium for crossing the brain-blood barrier, to promote relaxation and sleep. 
Dr. Huberman recommended dose: 145mg Magnesium Threonate or 200mg Magnesium Bisglycinate.


Thirdzy's formula: Contains 250mg of Magnesium Bisglycinate per serving, aligning with Dr. Huberman’s advice.

2. L-Theanine

Dr. Huberman recommends: Theanine for its calming and anti-anxiety effects. 
Dr. Huberman recommended dose: 100-400mg. **Advises against use for people who have night terrors or sleepwalk.


Thirdzy's formula: Includes 200mg of L-Theanine, falling in the middle of Dr. Huberman's recommended dosage.

3. Glycine

Dr. Huberman recommends: Taking glycine several nights per week. It has been shown in a number of studies to improve multiple markers of sleep quality
Dr. Huberman recommended dose: 2g (2000mg).


Thirdzy's formula: Includes 10g of collagen peptides. Collagen is ⅓ glycine, so our 10g provides ~3g of glycine, offering a generous amount daily. Taking glycine in this form is a more ‘food based' approach to getting glycine compared to pure glycine supplementation. Collagen has additional benefits including joint health, anti-inflammatory properties, and supporting muscle recovery after exercise. 


Dr. Huberman recommends: Using GABA several nights per week for its calming effects and potential for improved sleep quality​. 
Dr. Huberman recommended dose: 100mg.

Thirdzy's formula: Thirdzy goes a step further with a solid 300mg of GABA in its formula, aiming for a strong calming effect.

5. Apigenin

Dr. Huberman recommends: Apigenin, which is an extract from chamomile. However, he cautions against women using apigenin as it has been shown to have estrogen-suppressing effects. 
Dr. Huberman recommended dose: 50mg.

Thirdzy's formula: Does not contain apigenin. We opted to leave out this ingredient in order to have a functional sleep supplement that was appropriate for both men and women to use nightly.

As you can see, our PM Recovery Collagen has heavy overlap with Dr.Huberman's recommendations - both in the specific ingredients included and their dosing. 

We bundle all of these key supplements into a single serving, making it an easy and cost-effective choice for nightly support of your best sleep and recovery.

Sleep tight,
Dr. Justine