Supports the body’s sleep-wake cycle.
Melatonin by Bioclinic Naturals helps support alertness during waking hours and helps reduce the time it takes to fall asleep.
Sleep is a vital part of health and many of us are not getting enough. Changes in sleeping patterns are largely reflective of our circadian rhythms, which are guided by the pineal hormone, melatonin. Melatonin is known to decline as we age, which accounts for a number of the sleep changes we see throughout life. Additionally, jet lag and shift work can significantly alter circadian rhythms and thus melatonin secretion.
In the face of insomnia, many people have tried prescription sleeping pills, but they can interfere with REM sleep, disrupt deeper stages of sleep and lead to confusion, sluggishness, anxiety and even drug dependency. Conversely, melatonin has shown clinical benefit for inducing sleep or adjusting sleep cycles, reducing sleep onset latency and improving perceived quality of sleep, without impairing daytime psychomotor performance. Chronic sleep disturbance is a risk factor for premature aging, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and certain cancers, demonstrating just how important it is to maintain normal melatonin levels to enhance sleep quality.
• Sublingual tablets provide consistent melatoin
• A singular high potency sublingual tablet is optimal for those who need higher doses of melatonin (10-20 mg)
• Derived from non-animal sources
• Refreshing, natural peppermint flavor
Melatonin Ingredients in 1 tablet:
Melatonin (vegetarian source) 10 mg
Other ingredients: Lactose monohydrate (milk), microcrystalline cellulose, natural peppermint flavor, maltodextrin, croscarmellose sodium and magnesium stearate (vegetable grade).
This product does not contain artificial preservatives, colors or sweeteners; no gluten, soy, wheat or yeast.
Suggested Use: Dissolve 1 tablet under the tongue at bedtime or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. For use beyond 4 weeks, consult your healthcare practitioner. Do not chew or open capsule.
Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to using this product if you are pregnant, nursing, have a hormonal disorder, diabetes, liver or kidney disease, cerebral palsy, seizure disorders, migraine, depression and/or hypertension, or if you are taking blood pressure or sedative/hypnotic medications. Do not drive or use machinery for 5 hours after taking melatonin. If symptoms persist continuously for more than 4 weeks (chronic insomnia), consult your healthcare practitioner.
Drug Interactions: Melatonin can stimulate immune function and may reduce the efficacy of immunosuppressive drugs. Theoretically, concomitant use of melatonin with sedative/hypnotic or central nervous system depressants may be additive. However, benzodiazepines may also reduce endogenous melatonin levels. Melatonin can reduce the efficacy of blood pressure medication nifedipine GITS (Procardia XL). Case reports suggests melatonin may potentiate anticoagulant and antiplatelet medications, however, the mechanism and clinical significance are unknown. Melatonin may impair glucose utilization and increase insulin resistance in diabetic patients. However, the clinical significance of this effect on diabetics is unknown. Contraceptive drugs can increase endogenous melatonin levels. Theoretically, this may increase the effects and adverse effects of oral melatonin use. Fluvoxamine significantly inhibits the elimination of melatonin, which some researchers believe could be helpful in the treatment of refractive insomnia. However, this interaction may also cause excessive unwanted drowsiness and other adverse effects.
Keep out of reach of children.