Douglas Melatonin sublingual tablets each contain 3mg of high-purity melatonin. Purity and potency of each batch of Melatonin tablets are verified by an independent, certified analytical laboratory.
Melatonin is a hormone synthesized from the amino acid tryptophan by the pineal gland in the brain. The perception of daylight in the eyes is a signal for the pineal gland to inhibit melatonin synthesis and release. At night or in a dark environment, the body’s melatonin production rises, which is thought to be responsible for promoting sleep. Therefore, most of the research on melatonin has focused on its role in maintaining normal sleep/wake rhythms.
Research has shown that melatonin supplementation helps reset the body’s sleep-wake cycle, an aspect of the circadian rhythm. It helps reduce the time it takes to fall asleep (sleep onset latency) in people with delayed sleep phase disorder, who often experience difficulty falling asleep at desired or conventional times. Melatonin also increases the total sleep time in people suffering from sleep restriction or altered sleep schedule, including shift-work and jet lag, and helps to relieve the daytime fatigue associated with jet lag.
Nocturnal melatonin production is highest in children and begins to decline from adolescence until it is virtually absent in the elderly. This sublingual tablet will rapidly dissolve when placed under the tongue and the bisect tablet allows for easy dosing modifications.
- Helps increase the total sleep time in people from suffering sleep restriction or altered sleep schedule
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Cellulose‚ fructose‚ dicalcium phosphate and vegetable stearate.
Adults: Take 1 tablet 20 minutes before bedtime or as directed by your healthcare practitioner only. Allow tablet to dissolve in mouth or with water or juice and then swallow.
Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. If you are taking MAO inhibitors‚ immunosuppressant drugs‚ anticoagulation therapy‚ or antihypertensive medication‚ or have autoimmune‚ seizure‚ psychiatric or depressive disorder consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product. 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.
Do not use if safety seal is broken. Keep out of reach of children.