- Product Highlights
- Supports the relief of occasional sleeplessness
- Helps Regulate Sleep Cycle
- Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland that aids biorhythm regulation
- Promotes healthy sleep cycles and enhances sleep quality
SKU 790011150114 Quantity 60 Sustained-Release Tablets Serving Size 1 Sustained-Release Tablets Servings Per Container 60 Potency 1 mg, 2 mg Directions Take 1 or 1/2 tablet 20 to 30 minutes prior to bedtime or as directed by your qualified health care consultant. WARNING: Do not drive or operate machinery immediately following use of this product. NOTE: If you have a medical condition (especially asthma, MS, lymphoma, leukemia, diabetes, epilepsy, or autoimmune disease), are pregnant, lactating, trying to conceive, under the age of 18, or taking medications (especially MAO inhibitors such as iproniazid), consult your health care practitioner before using this product. Warnings Do not drive or operate machinery immediately following use of this product. If you have a medical condition (especially asthma, MS, lymphoma, leukemia, diabetes, epilepsy, or autoimmune), are pregnant, lactating, or trying to conceive, are under the age of 18, or are taking medications (especially MAO inhibitors), consult your health care practitioner before using this product. Keep out of the reach of children. Ingredients …for product label information including a complete list of ingredients, click all product images above. Other Ingredients Dicalcium phosphate, hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, cellulose, stearic acid (vegetable source), and magnesium stearate (vegetable source). No wheat, no gluten, no soybeans, no dairy, no egg, no fish/shellfish, no peanuts/tree nuts. Suitable for vegetarians/vegans.
- Product Details
Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland that aids biorhythm regulation. Biorhythm is disturbed by stress, crossing time zones and changing work shifts. Melatonin production also declines with age. Vitamin B6 aids melatonin metabolism.
Where is it found? Melatonin is produced by the pineal gland, located within the brain. Levels of melatonin in the body fluctuate with the cycles of night and day. The highest melatonin levels are found at night. Melatonin is present in foods only in trace amounts.
Who is likely to be deficient? Although elderly people often have difficulty sleeping and melatonin supplements have been shown to improve sleep in the elderly, melatonin secretion does not appear to decline in healthy older adults to a significant degree, despite many preliminary reports to the contrary. Most of these preliminary studies failed to verify that older subjects were healthy and not using drugs that suppress melatonin secretion (e.g., aspirin, ibuprofen, beta-blockers). Routine replacement of melatonin in elderly persons is, therefore, not recommended.
Adults with insomnia have been shown to have lower melatonin levels. Frequent travelers and shift workers are also likely to benefit from melatonin for the resynchronization of their sleep schedules, though a melatonin "deficiency" as such does not exist for these people. Patients with heart disease have been reported to have low melatonin levels, but whether this abnormality increases the risk of heart disease or whether heart disease leads to the low melatonin level is not yet known. People with schizophrenia were found to have low melatonin output and experienced significantly improved sleep following melatonin replacement supplementation.
How much is usually taken? Normally, the body secretes melatonin for several hours per night—an effect best duplicated with time-release supplements. Studies using timed-release melatonin for insomnia have reported good results. Many doctors suggest 1–3 mg of melatonin taken one to two hours before bedtime. Studies with people suffering from sarcoidosis or cancer have used very high amounts of melatonin—typically 20 mg per night. Such levels should never be taken without the supervision of a doctor. Melatonin should not be taken during the day.
Jarrow Formulas' goal is to promote optimal health with high quality, effective, affordable and "cutting edge" formulations, which are based on sound scientific research data. The company's professional staff is actively involved in clinical studies and in working with researchers from universities, institutes and other academic environments around the world. Jarrow Formulas strives to provide the best service and technical support to its customers.
Melatonin Sustain Brand: Jarrow FormulasPrice: $5.57 - In stock
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