Melatonin 6 Hour Timed Release
Benefits at a Glance
Restores Optimal Sleep
Promotes Cell Health
Promotes a balanced circadian rhythm
Balances immune function
Melatonin increases the speed of falling asleep and adds to the quality of sleep. It also has a strong antioxidant property and is important for protecting cellular DNA.
- Restores optimal sleep.
- Promotes a balanced circadian rhythm.
- Balances immune function.
- Protects cellular DNA by inhibiting oxidative stress and free radicals.
Melatonin is a derivative of the amino acid tryptophan. In humans, melatonin is primarily synthesized in the pineal gland and is released mostly at night to make falling asleep easier and improve the quality of sleep. In addition to sleep, melatonin has a strong antioxidant property and has been shown to support many other aspects of health such as immune and brain function.
Timed-release melatonin releases gradually over a six hour time period to help stay asleep.
Melatonin and Sleep Melatonin
is a hormone that is necessary for keeping our circadian rhythm in tune.1,2 Many people experience difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. These issues occur because the secretion of melatonin declines with age, causing many of our biological functions to become impaired.3-5 Furthermore, melatonin release can also be affected by jet lag, shift work, and poor vision.6-8 A good night's sleep is crucial for overall energy and well-being, so melatonin is important for everyone! The Antioxidant Properties of Melatonin Melatonin also has strong antioxidant properties. It directly scavenges both hydroxyl and peroxyl free radicals, and it does so more effectively than most other antioxidants. It also greatly potentiates the efficiency of other endogenous and exogenous antioxidants.9 Melatonin is especially important for protecting cellular DNA against peroxynitrite damage by inhibiting peroxynitrite free radical reactions.10 And melatonin has been found to be superior to glutathione-3 as well as vitamins C and E in reducing oxidative damage.11 Melatonin's Immune-Supporting Effects Melatonin has a beneficial impact on the immune system—it activates T-helper cells to trigger other immune cells in order to naturally boost its responsiveness to foreign molecules.12,13 Support your Brain with Melatonin The cognitive decline that occurs as we age may be directly related to the drop in melatonin.14-16 Melatonin supplementation can help support the brain's natural antioxidant protection and potentially inhibit the factors that can lead to cognitive decline.17-20 Don't let your health decline—support optimal sleep and well-being by being proactive and stocking up on melatonin today!
Melatonin is a hormone naturally produced in the body. It is manufactured from tryptophan by the pineal gland in the brain. Melatonin plays an important role in the sleep cycle. It also influences the immune system and functions as an antioxidant.
Factors that can cause melatonin to be low include:
- Lack of exposure to natural light during the day
- Exposure to light at night
- Working night shifts
- Jet lag or travel and time zone changes
- Lack of sleep
You may find supplementing with Melatonin beneficial when traveling across time zones, and for night shift workers. I also recommend you incorporate other good sleep habits like avoiding television or computer work before bed. I recommend this product before moving to prescription sleep products as melatonin does not have addictive qualities or withdrawal symptoms. It also offers other advantages as it has antioxidant properties.
Take Melatonin 30 minutes to 1 hour before bedtime. You may find the Melatonin Time Release more effective at preventing you from waking up during the night.
Serving Size: 1 vegetarian tablet
Amount per serving
Melatonin ........ 3mg
Other ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, aqueous film coating (purified water, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, glycerin), stearic acid, vegetable stearate, croscarmellose sodium, silica.
Dosage and use
- Take one (1) tablet 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner
- Melatonin is naturally secreted from the pineal gland at night, and should be taken at night for optimal health
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DISCLAIMER: Statements made are for educational purposes and have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you have a medical condition or disease, please talk to your doctor prior to using the recommendations given.