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Help regulate sleep and wake cycles. Especially helpful for individuals who are kept up at night from digestive discomfort including over production of stomach acid.
Melatonin capsules, as provided by American Global Health Group, LLC, contain 3 mg of highest purity melatonin produced under strict Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) standards.
Melatonin is a natural hormone nutrient appears to help regulate sleep and wake cycles, support normal immune function, and protect cells from free radical damage. Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland and enterochromaffin cells which control sleep and gastrointestinal motility.
Low levels of Melatonin lead to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and most people with digestive discomfort have sleep disorders.
Melatonin supports normal immune function. Melatonin is considered a potent antioxidant that enters all body cells to help prevent free radical damage. In the brain, melatonin is perhaps the most important physiological antioxidant. Due to its lipid and water-soluble properties, it can freely cross the blood-brain barrier. In vitro studies show that melatonin is more effective than glutathione in scavenging toxic hydroxyl radicals, and also more efficient than vitamin E in neutralizing peroxyl radicals which can induce DNA damage. Furthermore, melatonin stimulates the main antioxidant enzyme of the brain, glutathione peroxidase.
Melatonin capsules may be a useful nutritional adjunct for individuals who wish to supplement the hormone melatonin.
Each capsule contains:
As a dietary supplement, adults take one capsule before bedtime as needed, or as directed by a healthcare professional. This product is intended for occasional sleep disturbances or jet lag; for use beyond 4 weeks consult your healthcare professional.
Warning: Not to be taken by children, pregnant or lactating women.
If you are taking MAO inhibitors, immunosuppressant drugs, anticoagulation therapy, or antihypertensive medication, or have an autoimmune, seizure, psychiatric or depressive disorder consult your healthcare professional before using this product. Do not take with alcohol.
Long-term use of melatonin has not been studied. May cause drowsiness. Do not use before or while operating a motor vehicle or heavy machinery.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.
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|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Melatonin (as n-Acetyl 5-Methoxyltrytamine)||3mg||*|
*Daily Value not established. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients: Dicalcium Phosphase, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Silica, Vegetable Magnesium, Stearate
Q: What does Melatonin do?
A: Melatonin is responsible for regulating sleep patterns and helping to maintain the body's biological clock. Sufficient Melatonin levels are highest at night, before bedtime and diminish in the early morning.
Q: Are there any prescription drug interactions with Melatonin?
A: Melatonin should be used with caution when combined with medications, including: antidepressants, antianxiety medications, diabetes medications, narcotics, blood pressure medication, and asthma medication. If you are using these or any other medications, please consult with your physician prior to using Melatonin.
Q: Who can use Melatonin?
A: Do not use Melatonin unless advised by a physician if you are pregnant, attempting to become pregnant, or nursing; or have any chronic disease, including hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, or an endocrine, auto-immune, depressice, bleeding or seizure disorder. Do not take Melatonin while operating a motor vehicle or machinery. Not intended for individuals under the age of 18.
Q: How much Melatonin can be taken daily?
A: 3-5 mg should be taken one hour before bedtime. Melatonin should not be taken continuously for longer than two weeks. Higher doses or prolonged periods of use should only be attempted under medical supervision. Prolonged use of Melatonin may interfere with sleep patterns.
Q: What are the benefits of taking Melatonin?
A: Melatonin is a hormone, produced in the pineal gland, which helps to regulate sleep and wake cycles. Melatonin may also help ease some symptoms of digestive discomfort at sleep time.