Melatonin Extended Release 2.5 mg by Kirkman releases melatonin gradually over a period of 2 to 4 hours.
Melatonin is a hormone produced in the brain by the pineal gland from serotonin. It is used primarily to support sleep. It is also commonly used to reduce jet lag. Low melatonin levels are considered a very common cause of sleeplessness.
Several double-blind studies have shown that melatonin supplementation is effective in promoting sleep when melatonin levels are low; however, if an individual takes melatonin when levels are not reduced, then it reportedly has no effect.
For individuals who are deficient in glutathione, melatonin is important because it stimulates the production of glutathione peroxidase.
This versatile nutrient also has powerful antioxidant activity. In addition, it works to stimulate phosphorylation of pyridoxine in the brain and facilitates the formation of pyridoxal 5-phosphate.
Melatonin may also help in the methylation process, which is important in the bodyís absorption and utilization of vitamin B-6.
Melatonin Extended Release 2.5 mg Ingredients in 1 tablet:
Calcium (from Calcium Carbonate) 132 mg
Melatonin 2.5 mg
Other ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Stearic Acid, Citric Acid, Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Starch Glycolate.
This product does not contain milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat or soy.
Swallow 1 tablet 1 hour before bedtime, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
These tablets must be swallowed whole. They may not be crushed or dissolved in liquids because that would destroy the slo-release matrix that lengthens the tabletís dissolving time. They may be swallowed with food such as applesauce, mashed potatoes or peanut butter followed by some water. Individual tablets may darken over time. The potency and efficacy of the product is not affected.
Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to using this product if you are pregnant, nursing or taking medication.
Keep out of reach of children.