Melatonin is a naturally occurring antioxidant and hormone that supports sleep. 5 mg strength is optimal for those who require basic sleep support with a time release effect.
Melatonin plays a major role in the circadian regulation of the sleep–wake cycle, and has proven critically important for both initiation and quality of sleep, with supplementation improving sleep in healthy individuals and in those with insomnia, as well as preventing phase shifts due to jet lag or rotating work schedules.1 Time release melatonin improves not only the initiation of sleep, but its longer plasma half-life helps to maintain and improve the quality of sleep.
Melatonin is particularly effective in older individuals, regardless of endogenous melatonin levels, in both the short and long term, with improvements in sleep quality, morning alertness, sleep onset latency and quality of life, with no relevant adverse effects or dependency.2,3 It has been shown to improve sleep quality in children with diverse sleep complaints, including delayed sleep phase syndrome and impaired sleep maintenance, or other sleep related disorders.4-7
Melatonin has diverse physiological benefits, including improved bone mineral density in those with osteopenia, reduced depressive symptoms in women undergoing breast cancer surgery, and lowered hepatic enzymes in those with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.8-10 Time release melatonin has had clinical improvements in mood in those with sleep disturbances, as well as cognitive performance in those with Alzheimer’s disease.11,12
Serving Size: 1 Time Release Tablet
Servings per Container: 60
Each Tablet Contains:
Melatonin (Non-Animal Source) 5 mg
Dibasic calcium phosphate dihydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, carbohydrate gum [cellulose], vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant).
Contains No Added: artificial colours, preservatives, or sweeteners; dairy, starch, sugar, wheat, gluten, yeast, soy,egg, fish, shellfish, animal products, salt, tree nuts, or GMOs. Suitable for Vegetarians/Vegans.
Adults 19+: 1–2 tablets per day at or before bedtime, or as directed by a health care practitioner. Do not drive or use machinery for 5 hours after taking melatonin . For use beyond 4 weeks, consult a health care practitioner.
Jet Lag: Take once a day at bedtime after darkness has fallen, while travelling, and at destination until adaptation to the new daily pattern. For occasional short-term use.
Bioclinic Naturals Advantage
Highly bioavailable ingredients for optimal absorption.
Do not use if you are hypersensitive or allergic to any of the ingredients, if you are taking immunosuppressive drugs and/or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not drive or use machinery for 5 hours after taking melatonin.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking any medications, or if you have any pre-existing condition. Discontinue this product 2 weeks prior to surgery.
Consumption with alcohol, other medications or natural health products with sedative properties is not recommended. If you are taking one of the following medications, consult a health care practitioner prior to use: anticoagulant, anticonvulsant, blood pressure medications, immunosuppressive medications, sedative, hypnotic or psychotropic medications, or steroids. If you have one of the following conditions, consult a health care practitioner prior to use: asthma, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, depression, diabetes or hypoglycemia, hormonal disorder, immune system disease, liver disease, migraine, or seizure disorders. If symptoms persist continuously for more than 4 weeks (chronic insomnia) consult a health care practitioner.
Melatonin may impair glucose utilization and increase insulin resistance in diabetic patients. However, the clinical significance of this effect on diabetics is unknown.12 Contraceptive drugs can increase endogenous melatonin levels. Theoretically, this may increase the effects and adverse effects of oral melatonin use.13 Fluvoxamine significantly inhibits the elimination of melatonin,14 which some researchers believe could be helpful in the treatment of refractive insomnia.15 However, this interaction may also cause excessive unwanted drowsiness and other adverse effects. Melatonin production and release may be inhibited by beta-blockers16 and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs17.
Side Effect Risks
Discontinue use and consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist, worsen or you develop any reactions which may include: allergy or intolerance. Keep out of reach of children. Sealed for your protection. Do not use if seal is broken. For freshness, store in a cool, dry place.
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