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Insufficient melatonin causes sleep disturbance. Taking a melatonin supplement restores melatonin levels and improves sleep in at least two ways. First, melatonin produces a sedative effect by inhibiting the activity of the brain’s reticular activating system, which controls the wakeful state. Second, it temporarily resets the sleep phase of the biological clock, entraining it to a desired sleep time.

   

The human body has a “biological clock,” a small region near the centre of the brain called the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) that regulates sleeping, waking, and other body processes. During conditions of dim light, such as at nightfall, special photoreceptors in the eyes send signals to the SCN, which forwards the signal to the pineal gland, causing it to release melatonin into the bloodstream.

Melatonin prepares the body for sleep by inducing drowsiness and lowering body temperature. When sufficient light returns, such as at dawn, the SCN signals the pineal gland to stop releasing melatonin and the body returns to a waking state. But the rhythm of the internal clock can be disrupted due to shift work, jet lag, stress, delayed sleep phase syndrome, or other factors, leaving the body with insufficient melatonin at bedtime. Melatonin production also declines with age.

Research shows that taking a melatonin supplement 30–90 minutes before bedtime temporarily resets the biological clock, reduces the time it takes to fall asleep, improves sleep quality, increases total sleep time in people with an altered sleep schedule (e.g., shift work or jet lag), and reduces daytime fatigue associated with jet lag. Unlike pharmaceutical sleeping pills, which can disrupt the critical REM stage of sleep, melatonin supports REM sleep.

Not manufactured with wheat, gluten, soy, corn, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.

Melatonin 3 mg Each Tablet Contains: Melatonin (non-animal source)....................................................3 mg Melatonin 5 mg Each Tablet Contains: Melatonin (non-animal source)....................................................5 mg Melatonin 10 mg Each Tablet Contains: Melatonin (non-animal source)..................................................10 mg

Recommended adult dose

Melatonin 3 mg Dissolve 1–3 tablets under the tongue daily at bedtime or as directed by a health care practitioner. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 4 weeks. Melatonin 5 mg Dissolve 1–2 tablets under the tongue daily at bedtime or as directed by a health care practitioner. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 4 weeks. Melatonin 10 mg Dissolve 1 tablet under the tongue daily at bedtime or as directed by a health care practitioner.

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Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 4 weeks. Caution Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have a hormonal disorder, diabetes, liver or kidney disease, cerebral palsy, seizure disorders, migraine, depressions and/or hypertension, or if you are taking blood pressure or sedative/ hypnotic medications. If symptoms persist continuously for more than 4 weeks (chronic insomnia), consult your health care practitioner. Do not drive or use machinery for 5 hours after taking melatonin. Do not use if you are taking immunosuppressive drugs and/or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Keep out of reach of children.

Overview:

The human body has a “biological clock,” a small region near the centre of the brain called the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) that regulates sleeping, waking, and other body processes. During conditions of dim light, such as at nightfall, special photoreceptors in the eyes send signals to the SCN, which forwards the signal to the pineal gland, causing it to release melatonin into the bloodstream.

Melatonin prepares the body for sleep by inducing drowsiness and lowering body temperature. When sufficient light returns, such as at dawn, the SCN signals the pineal gland to stop releasing melatonin and the body returns to a waking state. But the rhythm of the internal clock can be disrupted due to shift work, jet lag, stress, delayed sleep phase syndrome, or other factors, leaving the body with insufficient melatonin at bedtime. Melatonin production also declines with age.

Research shows that taking a melatonin supplement 30–90 minutes before bedtime temporarily resets the biological clock, reduces the time it takes to fall asleep, improves sleep quality, increases total sleep time in people with an altered sleep schedule (e.g., shift work or jet lag), and reduces daytime fatigue associated with jet lag. Unlike pharmaceutical sleeping pills, which can disrupt the critical REM stage of sleep, melatonin supports REM sleep.

Free From:

Not manufactured with wheat, gluten, soy, corn, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.


Ingredients:

Melatonin 3 mg Each Tablet Contains: Melatonin (non-animal source)....................................................3 mg Melatonin 5 mg Each Tablet Contains: Melatonin (non-animal source)....................................................5 mg Melatonin 10 mg Each Tablet Contains: Melatonin (non-animal source)..................................................10 mg


Suggested Use:

Recommended adult dose

Melatonin 3 mg Dissolve 1–3 tablets under the tongue daily at bedtime or as directed by a health care practitioner. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 4 weeks. Melatonin 5 mg Dissolve 1–2 tablets under the tongue daily at bedtime or as directed by a health care practitioner. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 4 weeks. Melatonin 10 mg Dissolve 1 tablet under the tongue daily at bedtime or as directed by a health care practitioner.

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Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 4 weeks. Caution Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have a hormonal disorder, diabetes, liver or kidney disease, cerebral palsy, seizure disorders, migraine, depressions and/or hypertension, or if you are taking blood pressure or sedative/ hypnotic medications. If symptoms persist continuously for more than 4 weeks (chronic insomnia), consult your health care practitioner. Do not drive or use machinery for 5 hours after taking melatonin. Do not use if you are taking immunosuppressive drugs and/or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Keep out of reach of children.