Melatonin 3 mg
Melatonin is a hormone synthesized from the amino acid tryptophan by the pineal gland in the brain. The perception of daylight in the eyes is a signal for the pineal gland to inhibit melatonin synthesis and release. At night or in a dark environment, the body's melatonin production rises, which is thought to be responsible for promoting sleep. Therefore, most of the research on melatonin has focused on its role in maintaining normal sleep/wake rhythms. Research has shown that melatonin supplementation helps reset the body's sleep-wake cycle, an aspect of circadian rhythm. It helps reduce the time it takes to fall asleep (sleep onset latency) in people with delayed sleep phase disorder, who often experience difficulty falling asleep at desired or conventional times. Melatonin also increases the total sleep time in people suffering from sleep restriction or altered sleep schedule, including shift-work and jet lag, and helps to relieve the daytime fatigue associated with jet lag. Nocturnal melatonin production is highest in children and begins to decline from adolescence until it is virtually absent in the elderly. This sublingual tablet will rapidly dissolve when placed under the tongue and the bisect tablet allows for easy dosing modifications.
- Delayed sleep phase disorder
- Jet lag
Each Tablet Contains: Melatonin...................................... 3 mg Non-medicinal ingredients: Cellulose, fructose, dicalcium phosphate dihydrate, magnesium stearate.
Suggested Usage: Adults: Take 1 tablet daily, at or 1 hour before bedtime, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Allow to dissolve in mouth and swallow. Consult your healthcare practitioner for use beyond 4 weeks.
Risk Information: Do not use if pr egnant or br eastfeeding. Do not drive or use machinery for 5 hours after use. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you ar e taking anticoagulant, anticonvulsant, blood pressure, immunosuppressive, sedative, hypnotic or psychotropic medications, steroids, have cardiovascular, chronic kidney, liver or immune system disease, asthma, depression, diabetes, hypoglycemia, migraine, hormonal or seizure disorders. Consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist continuously for more than 4 weeks. Consumption with alcohol, other medications or natural health products with sedative properties is not recommended. Mild gastrointestinal symptoms and rare allergic reactions have been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use.