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Life Extension Melatonin 6 Hour Timed Release -- 750 mcg - 60 Vegetarian Tablets


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Life Extension Melatonin 6 Hour Timed Release -- 750 mcg - 60 Vegetarian Tablets

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Life Extension Melatonin 6 Hour Timed Release Description

Promotes Optimal Sleep

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.

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.


Directions

Read the entire label and follow the directions carefully prior to use.

 

Take one (1) tablet 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime, or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner. Melatonin is naturally secreted from the pineal gland at night, and should be taken at night for optimal results.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Vegetarian Tablet
Servings per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Melatonin750 mcg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellullose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, hydroxypropy-cellulose, aqueous film coating (purified water, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, glycerin), stearic acid, vegetable stearate, croscarmellose sodium, silica.
Warnings

Caution: Consult your healthcare provider before taking this product if you are being treated for a medical condition (especially autoimmune or depressive disorders). Use caution if combining with alcohol. This product is not intended for children, pregnant or lactating women, or women trying to become pregnant. Do not attempt to drive or operate heavy machinery after taking this product. Do not exceed recommended dose.

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What is Melatonin? Get to Know the Sleep Supplement Everyone is Talking About

Humans are designed to be awake during day and sleep during darkness, but exposure to artificial light and blue light from screens wreaks havoc with our natural sleep cycle. Enter melatonin, a hormone in your body made by the pineal gland, which plays a starring role in sleep. In our insomnia-plagued nation, U.S. consumers will spend more than $425 million on melatonin supplements in 2018, up from $259 million in 2012, according to the Nutrition Business Journal. More than 3 million adults and a half-million children take it.

Alarm Clock and Supplements on Table in Dimly Lit Setting to Represent Melatonin Benefits for Sleep | Vitacost.com/blog

Sleep is governed not just by habit, but by hormones. The production and release of melatonin in the brain is linked to time of day. Melatonin production ramps up when it's dark and tapers off when it's light. Melatonin levels in the blood stay elevated for about 12 hours before the light of a new day when levels of melatonin are barely detectable. Levels of melatonin also decline with age.

What are some melatonin benefits?

Studies have found melatonin to provide effective relief for insomnia and jet lag. Melatonin, a powerful antioxidant, may deliver a variety of other benefits such as enhance eye health, help with stomach ulcers and heartburn, and ease tinnitus symptoms.

How about melatonin side effects?

The bulk of research suggests that melatonin promotes sleep and is safe for short-term use. While supplementing with melatonin is not linked to any serious issues, but it can have side effects, including headaches, dizziness and daytime grogginess.

Is melatonin safe for kids?

Melatonin is often given to kids with attention-deficit disorders, autism, cerebral palsy or developmental disabilities. But because too little is known regarding whether the supplement might also interfere with hormonal development during adolescence, best to side on the err on the side of caution. The potential risks may mean it’s not the best supplement for most children.

Do I need a prescription for melatonin?

Because melatonin is found in some foods, like barley, olives and walnuts, it’s sold as a dietary supplement rather than a drug. Synthetic melatonin is the only hormone available in the U.S. without a prescription.

Can you take too much melatonin?

The effective dosage for melatonin supplements can vary from person to person. If you take too much, you may feel extremely sleepy during unintended times or experience intense dreams or nightmares.

How much melatonin should I take?

The safest dose is the lowest effective dose that helps you fall asleep without causing side effects. Typically, a dose of melatonin between 0.2 and 5 mg is considered a safe starting dose. You also need to factor in your body weight, age and sensitivity to the supplement to calculate an appropriate dose for your specific needs.

How long does it take for melatonin to work?

If you have trouble falling asleep, you should take melatonin 30 minutes before bedtime. But people who suffer from delayed sleep phase syndrome—also known as night owls—may want to take melatonin several hours before they intend to fall asleep. For example, if you tend to fall asleep at 1 a.m., but you desire to go to bed at 10 p.m., you may consider taking it at as early as 8 p.m.

Can you take melatonin while pregnant?

Again, most research points to melatonin’s safety record, but there are some holes in the data, specifically regarding pregnancy. One study done on animals did find that additional melatonin during pregnancy resulted in lower maternal and baby birth weight.

Can melatonin relieve jet lag?

Several studies have suggested that melatonin is helpful for jet lag if taken a few days before and after travel. The time at which you take melatonin is connected to which direction you are flying. According to the Mayo Clinic, “If you're trying to reset your body clock to a later time, such as after flying east, you should take melatonin at local bedtime nightly until you have become adapted to local time. If you're trying to reset your body clock to an earlier time, such as after flying west, melatonin should be taken in the morning.”

These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

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