Melatonin (3mg) Overview
Melatonin is a natural hormone secreted by the pineal gland in the brain. Melatonin governs the body's circadian rhythm, promoting natural feelings of drowsiness which helps the body relax and ease into deep, restful sleep. Melatonin production is mainly governed by the amount of light observed by the eyes—more melatonin is produced at night and less during the day. *
Two Reasons to Supplement with Melatonin
You may ask, if the body naturally produces melatonin, why the need to supplement? First, there are many factors that can throw off your circadian rhythm and normal sleep cycle. Stressful times at work, school, or home can wreak havoc on your natural circadian rhythm. During these times of stress and irregularity, your body becomes confused and melatonin production is thrown off. When normality is resumed, people often find it hard to get back on a normal sleep schedule since their body has adapted to a variable resting pattern. In times like these, supplementing with melatonin 30-45 minutes before desired sleep can significantly help realign your natural circadian rhythm and get you back on a healthy, normal cycle. *
Secondly, melatonin production declines with age, which is why it is harder for adults to fall and stay asleep compared to young children. When supplementing with melatonin, that same deep, restful sleep that children enjoy and take for granted can be yours once again. Because of the relationship between melatonin production and age, melatonin is currently being investigated for its anti-aging properties as well.*
Melatonin for Bodybuilders & Athletes
Melatonin is also a great tool to help bodybuilders and athletes “come down” from fat burners, energy pills and pre-workout drinks that are chalk full of stimulants. Oftentimes users get jittery, shaky, and nervous after their workouts from taking a loaded dose of these stimulants. Melatonin supplementation combats these effects and helps you get to sleep fast so your body can start the process of muscle growth and recovery.*
Melatonin for Mild Insomnia
Melatonin is a great supplement to have on hand to help with occasional, mild insomnia. Instead of tossing and turning for hours, take melatonin at the first sign of insomnia and enjoy a great night of sleep. Melatonin is a natural, safe alternative to prescription-grade sleep aids that often have undesirable and unhealthy side effects. Best of all, melatonin won’t leave you feeling drowsy the next morning; rather you’ll feel rested and energized. Given its affordable price, there is no reason not to have such an effective sleep aid on hand at all times.*
Benefits of Melatonin Supplementation
-Improves sleep cycles*
-Realigns circadian rhythm*
-Promotes normal, healthy sleep patterns*
Fights free-radicals in the brain*
-Helps with mild insomnia*
* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.
Melatonin (3mg) Description from BodyStrong
Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland in the brain. Melatonin governs the body's circadian rhythms, helping the body ease into restful sleep. Melatonin is also a potent antioxidant, and may possess anti-aging benefits.
|Serving Size: 1 tablet|
Servings Per Container: 360
|Ingredient||Amount||% Daily Value**|
|Melatonin (as n-Acetyl-5-Methoxytryptamine)||3mg|
|** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
† Daily Value not established.
Other ingredients: Dicalcium phosphate, vegetable cellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate.
Adults, take one (1) tablet daily at bedtime as Melatonin may produce drowsiness.
If you are pregnant, nursing or taking any prescription medication, consult your doctor before use. Discontinue use and consult your doctor if any adverse reactions occur. Do not drive, operate machinery or consume alcohol when taking this product. Limit use to 2 months with a break of 1 week. Not for use by persons under the age of 18. Keep out of reach of children.