Melatonin is a hormone that helps control your sleep and wake up cycle. It is made by the pineal gland (a small gland in the brain). You must have heard others saying that your body has its own internal clock. This internal clock is influenced by the ambient light and determines how much melatonin your body will produce to control your natural cycle of sleeping and waking hours. Generally in a healthy human being melatonin levels begin to rise in the mid- to late evening, remain high for most of the night, and then drop in the early morning hours.
Adults during old age complain of low or no sleep, as natural melatonin levels slowly drop with age. Some older adults make very small amounts of melatonin harmone or none at all. In an healthy adult, darkness influences the body to produce melatonin, which signals the body to prepare for sleep. Melatonin is a natural harmone, unlike prescription sleep aids that use chemicals to induce sleep.
Melatonin is a regulator of the ‘sleep’ portion of the circadian rhythm and therefore it makes a lot of sense to take it before the sleeping hours. People who travel frequently or travel in different time zones find Melatonin to be an excellent sleeping aid.
Melatonin is also one of the most powerful antioxidant produced naturally by our body. Melatonin can cross blood brain barrier and other parts easily to boost our immune system.
- Drug-Free Night time Sleep Aid
- Helps Regulate Sleep Cycle
- GMP Quality Assured
- A Dietary Supplement
Supplement Facts: Now Melatonin 3 mg 180 Capsules
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Suggested Use: Now Melatonin 3 mg 180 Capsules
As a dietary supplement, take one capsule near bedtime with water. Capsule may be opened and the contents divided over several evenings if desired. Consider taking this product in combination with NOW True Calm and 5-HTP.
Other Ingredients: Now Melatonin 3 mg 180 Capsules
Rice flour and gelatin (capsule).
Contains no sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.
NOW Melatonin has a minimum purity of 99%.
Store in a cool, dry place.
Caution: If you are under medical supervision seek the advice of your physician or health care professional prior to use. Individuals with auto-immune conditions, depressive disorders, those taking sedatives or corticosteroid drugs, or pregnant or lactating women, should consult their physician prior to use. This product may cause drowsiness. Do not operate a vehicle or heavy machinery following consumption of melatonin. Keep out of reach of children.