Natural Factors: Melatonin (3mg) (90 Sublingual Tablets)

Natural Factors: Melatonin (3mg) (90 Sublingual Tablets)

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Natural Factors Melatonin is involved in regulating the body's circadian rhythms, "the natural biorhythm of hormone secretion," as well as the sleep/wake cycle.
Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland, a pea-sized gland at the base of the brain. The exact function of melatonin is still poorly understood, but it is critically involved in regulating the body's circadian rhythms "the natural biorhythm of hormone secretion" as well as the sleep/wake cycle. Release of melatonin is stimulated by darkness and suppressed by light. It appears that some people may under-produce melatonin at night when it is needed, and over-produce it during the day when it should be low.

Benefits

Insomnia:
Use between late afternoon and bedtime.
Melatonin plays an important role in the induction of sleep.
Several double-blind trials have shown melatonin supplementation to be very effective in promoting sleep.
Low melatonin secretion at night are thought to be an extremely common cause of insomnia in the elderly, while in younger individuals this is less of a factor.
Shift Workers:
Melatonin may help shift workers adjust to new sleep patterns when shifts are changing.
Jet Lag:
Use during and for 5 days after travel that crosses time lines.
Several double-blind studies have shown 3 to 5 mg of melatonin to be very effective in relieving jet lag.
Seasonal Affect Disorder:
Melatonin supplementation may improve SAD because it not only increases brain melatonin levels, but also because it may suppress cortisol secretion.

Dosage

At bedtime only, allow to dissolve under the tongue, 1-3 tablets once daily or as directed by a health care practitioner. Jet lag: Take while travelling and at destination until adaptation to the new daily pattern. For occasional short-term use. For use beyond 4 weeks, consult a health care practitioner. Do not drive or use machinery for 5 hours after taking melatonin.

Recommended Use

Adults: dissolve 1-3 tablets under the tongue once daily, at bedtime only or as directed by a health care practitioner. For use beyond 4 weeks, consult a health care practitioner. Keep out of the reach of children.
Children: not suitable for use in children unless specifically recommended and monitored by a health care practitioner.
Pregnancy and Nursing: as the effects of melatonin during pregnancy and lactation have not been sufficiently evaluated, it should not be used during these times.

Ingredients

 

Medicinal ingredients

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

Non-medicinal ingredients

Lactose Monohydrate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Natural Peppermint Flavour, Croscarmellose Sodium, Vegetable Grade Magnesium Stearate (Lubricant).

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