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Knocked The F*ck Out (intl)

Rich Piana 5% Nutrition Knocked The F*ck Out is a hardcore sleep-aid/recovery formula that includes herbs, amino acids and natural ingredients like GABA, Melatonin, Chamomile, 5-HTP and Tyrosine that will help you fall asleep and stay asleep all night.


There’s no way around it. No matter how hard you train or how well you eat, you won’t grow if you don’t recover. Recovery is one of the keys to muscle growth and one of the keys to recovery is deep, restful sleep. If you consistently fail to get a good night’s sleep, you’ll experience the destructive effects of catabolic hormones such as cortisol. What are these negative effects? Two examples are muscle loss and potential fat gain.

Knocked The F*ck Out by Rich Piana 5% Nutrition is the ultimate natural sleep aid! This product combines herbs, amino acids, and natural ingredients to create a formula that will help you relax and fall into a deep, restful sleep. We’re talking about ingredients like GABA, Melatonin, Chamomile, 5-HTP, and Tryptophan, just to name a few. So get some serious sleep and keep those gains coming!

Chamomile - 1,100 mg 

Chamomile has an extended history of use in traditional medicine in helping to stimulate sleep. The relaxing effects of Chamomile may be due to naturally high levels of an antioxidant known as apigenin that attaches to specific receptors in the brain that help promote relaxation and stimulate sleep.(4)

GABA - 750 mg 

This is a non-protein amino acid that acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter. This means that it helps to promote relaxation, which is critical to being able to fall asleep every night. Often used as a sleep aid, research indicates it also stimulates GH release.(1,2)

L-Tyrosine - 750 mg 

Tyrosine is a very popular cognitive enhancer that increases levels of the neurotransmitters noradrenaline and dopamine. Increased levels of these neurotransmitters improve mood and focus while relieving feelings of anxiety as well as stress.(3)

Inositol - 500 mg

Also known as Vitamin B8, this ingredient promotes increases levels of serotonin, a brain neurotransmitter that can help you relax and fall asleep.(5)

Lemon Balm - 500 mg 

This herb has a long medicinal history as a relaxant that helps the body cope with stress.(6)

L-Tryptophan - 500 mg 

This essential amino acid has a long history of use as a sleep aid due to its ability to stimulate serotonin release in the brain. As stated above, serotonin is a brain neurotransmitter that helps the body relax and fall asleep.(7)

Passion Flower - 200 mg 

This is a flowering plant with an extended history in traditional medicine to promote relaxation. It’s thought to work with GABA to help calm the mind.

Hibiscus Flower - 200 mg 

This herbal extract provides numerous immune and digestive benefits as well as helping the body cope with anxiety.

L-Phenylalanine - 75 mg 

Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid that’s a precursor of the amino acid Tyrosine, which as we have seen above is an amino acid that combats anxiety and stress while supporting focus.

L-Theanine - 75 mg 

This is an amino acid that’s thought to help combat stress and may support your ability to fall asleep. Additionally, it can support a state of non-drowsy relaxation making it popular to help tone down the effects of Caffeine.(8)

5-HTP - 30 mg 

5-HTP is made in the body from Tryptophan and is converted in the body into serotonin, which in turn can be converted into the hormone melatonin. Melatonin plays an important role in regulating sleep. Its levels begin to rise in the evening to promote sleep and fall in the morning to help wake you up.(9)

Melatonin - 8 mg 

Melatonin is a hormone that works with your body’s circadian rhythm, which is your body’s internal wake/sleep clock. It lets you know when it’s time to sleep and when it’s time to wake up. Levels of Melatonin begin to increase when it gets dark outside, telling your body it’s time to sleep.(10)

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  • Deep Restful Sleep

    Enhanced athletic performance and endurance

  • Fast Acting

    It's simple, you fall asleep fast

  • Promotes Recovery

    Keep growing in and out of the gym. Rest as hard as you train

  • Effective Ingredients

    The best combination of herbs, amino acids and natural ingredients

supplement facts

  • Honey Lemon Tea
serving size - 1 scoop: 5.1 g servings per container: 30
per serving % daily value*
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride) 2 mg 118%
Gamma Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) 750 mg *
L-Tyrosine 750 mg *
Chamomile Flower Extract (Matricaria chamomilla) 650 mg *
Inositol 500 mg *
Lemon Balm Leaf and Stem Extract (Melissa officinalis) 500 mg *
L-Tryptophan 500 mg *
Mucuna Pruriens Extract (L-DOPA)(seed) 200 mg *
Passion Flower Extract (Passiflora incarnata)(herb) 200 mg *
Hibiscus Flower Extract (Hibiscus sabdariffa) 200 mg *
L-Phenylalanine 75 mg *
L-Theanine 75 mg *
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) (from Griffonia simplicifolia Extract)(seed 30 mg *
Melatonin 8 mg *
*Daily Value not established
Other Ingredients: Natural Flavors, Citric Acid, Sucralose, Silicon Dioxide


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the suggested directions for using Knocked The F*ck Out?

    Mix 1 serving with 6-8 ounces of warm water and consume 15-30 minutes before bedtime. Do not combine with alcohol, any other type of sleep aid or relaxant.

  • What makes Knocked The F*ck Out different from other sleep-aids on the market?

    Knocked The F*ck Out is a complete sleep aid formula that is designed to help you fall into a deep, restful sleep. This is a comprehensive formula that goes beyond most sleep aids by providing a balanced combination of herbs, amino acids and natural compounds that work together to help you fall asleep and stay asleep, so you get the rest you need to be your best the next day.

  • How is Knocked The F*ck Out different from Drink Sleep Grow®?

    Drink Sleep Grow® is a nighttime amino growth formula while Knocked The F*ck Out is designed for people that have trouble falling and staying asleep.

  • Can you take Drink Sleep Grow® and Knocked The F*ck Out together?

    Yes, these were designed to be taken together. Knocked The F*ck Out will help you go to sleep and stay asleep, and Drink Sleep Grow® contains time released aminos to feed your muscles all night long.

  • I usually take an OTC sleep-aid before bed, can I combine that with Knocked The F*ck Out?

    Do NOT combine Knocked The F*ck Out with any other OTC or supplemental sleep aid or relaxant. Do not combine with alcohol.

  • Will I feel groggy when I wake up in the morning?

    No, you will wake up refreshed and ready for the day. Knocked The F*ck Out helps you fall into deep, REM sleep so you can get the rest you need.

  • Why is REM sleep important?

    REM is short for Rapid Eye Movement and is the deep state of restful sleep. It is in this state that repair and recovery occurs. Additionally, this is the state of sleep that stimulates the release of GH, one of the main anabolic hormones produced by the body.

  • Who can take Knocked The F*ck Out?

    Knocked The F*ck Out can be used by anyone that has difficulty sleeping.

  • What 5% Nutrition® products can I stack with Knocked The F*ck Out?

    Knocked The F*ck Out is a specialized nighttime only product and as such, you can go through your day using your usual 5% Nutrition® stack.

  • Do I need to cycle Knocked The F*ck Out?

    No, you do not need to cycle Knocked The F*ck Out.

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  3. Deijen, J. B., & Orlebeke, J. F. (n.d.). Effect of tyrosine on cognitive function and blood pressure under stress. Retrieved from
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  5. Controlled trials of inositol in psychiatry. (1997, July 23). Retrieved from
  6. Attenuation of Laboratory-Induced Stress in Humans After... : Psychosomatic Medicine. (n.d.). Retrieved from
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  10. The Role of Melatonin in the Circadian Rhythm Sleep-Wake ... (n.d.). Retrieved from
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