Melatonin 3mg 60c is available by Pharmax.
Features & benefits
The main clinical applications of melatonin are:
? Jet lag. The best way to reduce effects of jet lag was shown in a double blind, placebo-controlled trial to be the administration of 5mg of melatonin in the evening at the new destination for a duration of 5 days (Petrie et al., 1993)
? Insomnia. Melatonin is a potent inducer of sleep but only in individuals with low melatonin levels. As melatonin output decreases with age, supplementation with 3mg one hour before retiring is often found to be beneficial.
Melatonin is a hormone produced in the pineal gland from serotonin. Melatonin plays a key role in the synchronization of hormones involved in maintaining normal ?circadian? or daily rhythm. The release of melatonin is stimulated by darkness and suppressed by light, via neuroendocrine communication between the pineal gland and the retina. The secretion of melatonin increases when daylight hours are reduced (winter) and decreases when daylight hours are extended (summer). This phase shift maintains a normal circadian pattern in individuals throughout the year.
Typically, per capsule
One capsule taken 1 - 2 times daily with a meal or as professionally directed.
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not use if pregnant, nursing or if pregnancy is being planned. Avoid driving for 4 to 5 hours after taking. Before taking this product, consult your practitioner if taking mood-modifying medication.
Vegetable magnesium stearate
Capsule: cellulose & water