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Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland in the brain. Although melatonin helps to regulate other hormones in the body, its most important function is to maintain the body’s circadian rhythm, the internal 24-hour clock that dictates cycles of sleep and wakefulness. Melatonin production is stimulated by darkness; therefore peak melatonin production occurs late in the evening, coinciding with the onset of sleep. The opposite occurs during the daytime, when melatonin levels are suppressed due to light exposure. Jet lag, working during the night, and poor vision can disrupt melatonin production and throw off the circadian rhythm. A melatonin supplement can help to restore the natural rhythm of sleep and wakefulness.*
Melatonin is released into the bloodstream in increasing amounts starting at dusk, with peak levels late at night, and tapering off toward morning. Travelers experiencing jet lag, night shift workers, and individuals with poor vision may experience trouble falling asleep and/or staying asleep. Aging may also play a role in the quality of sleep, as melatonin production declines with age. A melatonin supplement can reduce the time it takes to fall asleep, increase the number of sleeping hours, and boost daytime alertness.*
Melatonin also participates in digestive health. Specialized enteroendocrine cells along the gastrointestinal tract, as well as in the pancreas and liver, produce melatonin. Present in the gut, melatonin has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to reduce the potential threat of free radicals and pro-inflammatory molecules. Melatonin influences the proliferation of beneficial intestinal bacteria and T-cells, the immunity cells that help defend the body from infectious diseases and foreign materials. Both intestinal flora and T-cells enhance the immune system and promote a healthy inflammatory response.*
As with any dietary or herbal supplement, you should advise your health care practitioner of the use of this product. If you have ulcers, gallstones or are nursing, pregnant, or considering pregnancy, you should consult your health care provider prior to taking this product. The use of this supplement is not intended to treat any disease, and does not claim to cure or prevent any disease.
Interaction with Medication and Other Supplements
If you are taking medications, you should check with your physician or pharmacist prior to using our products. You can also get drug interaction information from one of the many sites on the internet. Search for: Interaction with Medications, Supplements.
Note Regarding Children
Please do personal research and consult with your health care professional before giving any supplements to children. Suggested use is typically designed for adults and may be higher than you would give to a child.
Consult with Your Healthcare Professional
Please do not use the directions as a substitute for the advice from your health care professional. We are not responsible or liable for any actions or diagnosis made by you based on the instructions. We encourage you to consult with your health care professional, do personal research, and check all our ingredients against a reference book before consuming this product.
*Disclaimer Notice: Our statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases. Please note that reference to Dr. Clark protocols or production methods does not imply that our products can be proven to be any better than other similar products when using US government approved science. Prices are subject to change without notice. Please read full disclaimer here.
Melatonin, Rice Flour, Gelatin (Bovine) Capsules
Adults and children 12 or more years of age, take 1 capsule 1 to 3 hours before bedtime on an empty stomach, or as directed by a healthcare professional. Alternatively, for a more immediate effect, pull a capsule apart and place 1/3 or all of contents of capsule under the tongue, and then swallow.
Store at room temperature. Keep away from children.