- Brand: NOW Foods
- Product Code: melatonin-1-mg-NOW
- Servings per Container: 100
- Quantity per Container: 100 Tablets
Melatonin from NOW contains 1mg Melatonin per tablet. Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland of mammals. Research indicates that it may be associated with the regulation of sleep/wake cycles.
Melatonin is a potent antioxidant that defends against free radicals and helps to support glutathione activity in the neural tissue.
- Helps regulate sleep cycle
- Two stage release
- With co-factor nutrients
- Vegan, Non-GMO, Kosher
Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone produced by the pineal gland that plays a role in the regulation of the sleep-wake cycle. The pineal is embedded in the brain and receives signals via the optic nerve. Melatonin is secreted by the gland after the body senses darkness at the end of each day to keep our bodies synchronized with the rhythms of day and night. Melatonin is often used as a home remedy for jet lag.
Dietary tryptophan is converted to 5-HTP, which in turn can convert to serotonin and then to melatonin. People with diets low in tryptophan or who lack darkness at night may have a functional deficit of serotonin and melatonin, making melatonin supplementation useful.
Melatonin is also a powerful antioxidant that supports immune system function and is an antagonist to cortisol, the stress hormone produced by the adrenal glands. Cortisol is partly responsible for many of the classic symptoms of chronic stress, including lack of sleep.
As we age, melatonin levels decline, so supplementation is sometimes necessary to provide optimal levels of this important hormone. Scientists believe this melatonin deficit is one reason why older adults have more trouble sleeping than younger people.
Rather than using animal glandular tissues extracted from cow brains, NOW uses a pure nature-identical form of melatonin that is suitable for vegetarians/vegans.
1 tablet contains:
Niacin (as Niacinamide) 100mg (625%)
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl) 5mg (294%)
Magnesium (from Magnesium Citrate) 40mg (10%)
Other Ingredients: calcium carbonate, hypromellose (cellulose), microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid (vegetable source), vegetarian coating, magnesium stearate (vegetable source).
Not manufactured with: wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens. Vegetarian/Vegan. Non-GMO. Kosher.
Adults: Take 1 tablet about 1 hour before bedtime with juice or water.
For adults only. May cause drowsiness. Do not operate a vehicle or heavy machinery following consumption of melatonin. Consult physician if pregnant, nursing, taking medications (especially sedatives, immunosuppressants or anticoagulants), or have a medical condition (including diabetes, auto-immune conditions, depressive disorders, cardiovascular conditions and epilepsy). Keep out of the reach of children.