Melatonin Controlled-Release 2 mg
Melatonin Controlled-Release provided by Douglas Laboratories, contains 2 mg of high purity melatonin in a prolonged-release tablet, formulated to slowly breakdown and release in the small intestine. It is produced under strict Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) standards.
- Promotes the body’s natural sleep cycle
- Helps augment the natural functioning of the pineal gland
Melatonin is a natural hormone nutrient that is synthesized from the amino acid tryptophan by the pineal gland in the back of the brain. Melatonin also occurs in small amounts in a variety of foods. In the body, melatonin appears to regulate sleep/wake cycles, support normal immune function, and protect cells from free radical damage.
Most of the research on melatonin has focused on its role in maintaining normal sleep/wake rhythms. The perception of daylight in the eyes is a signal for the pineal gland to inhibit melatonin synthesis and release. At night or in the dark, the body’s melatonin production rises. The rise in plasma melatonin is thought to be responsible for bringing on sleep.
Each tablet contains:
- Melatonin Controlled-Release – 2 mg
Other ingredients: Cellulose, mannitol, xylitol, vegetable stearate, silica, and natural vanilla flavor
As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 tablet before bedtime or as directed by one of our health coach professionals. Allow tablet to dissolve in mouth and then swallow. Tablets are scored to allow convenient administration of half dose increments. This product is intended for occasional sleep disturbances or jet lag; for use beyond 4 weeks consult your healthcare professional.
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.