Melatonin at a glance*
- A natural hormone produced in our brain, released to aid in sleep.
- Shown to help those with difficulty maintaining normal sleep cycles.
- Sublingual Melatonin shown to work most efficiently.
- Purity and quality of hormone supplement is important for best results
Melatonin is a hormone released by the pineal gland in the brain, especially at night. Its production is stimulated by dark and inhibited by light. Melatonin levels are much higher in children than in adults. Levels decline as we age, which explains why sleep difficulty is more common as people age. Adequate sleep, however, is crucial for weight control, metabolism, mood, energy, and sense of well-being. Approximately 7-8 hours of sleep per night is recommended.
What Are the Functions of Melatonin?
Melatonin is very effective at establishing and maintaining a normal sleep cycle. It is effective for jet lag. It is also used for those with interrupted sleep cycles or difficulty getting to sleep. Some consider Melatonin as an “anti-aging” hormone, however more research is needed.
How Is Melatonin Used?
Timing is very important in the use of Melatonin. For best results, take Melatonin as close to bedtime as possible. We recommend using sublingual Melatonin that dissolves under the tongue (chew and let dissolve) for the fastest, most effective results.
Is High Quality Melatonin Expensive?
No. Melatonin is inexpensive. However, it is an important body hormone. We do not recommend taking an unknown brand or dosage form. Purity and quality of product is very important on all hormones. Delivery methods (i.e. capsule vs tablets vs sublingual) vary with different products. We recommend immediate release, sublingual Melatonin from Tague Nutrition, which is of high quality and purity for consistent effect of pure melatonin.
What Are The Side Effects of Melatonin?
Side effects with Melatonin seem to be minimal or non-existent as far as we know. More studies need to be performed. However, current evidence suggests that Melatonin may be used on an “as needed” basis for jet lag, or as a general sleep aid in place of prescription medications. The most common side effect is drowsiness on the following day if too high of a dosage is taken. This is most common with doses of 3 or more milligrams. Vivid dreams are also common. Fatigue or depression can occur, particularly if dosage is excessive.
Suggested Usage: Adults: Take 1 lozenge, 1-2 times daily before bedtime as needed or as directed by a healthcare professional. Dissolve in the mouth and swallow.
Precautions & Safety
May cause drowsiness. Do not use melatonin while operating a motor vehicle or machinery. If you are pregnant, trying to conceive, nursing, have a medical condition (including seizure disorder, autoimmune disorder endocrine, or diabetes), or taking prescription drugs, consult your physician before using this product.
Keep out of reach of children.