The Natural Way to a Good Night's Sleep
Getting a good night's sleep is a key ingredient in maintaining good health and vitality, but for some it's just not that easy.
Melatonin is the all-natural nightcap. As our eyes register the fall of darkness, melatonin is secreted by the pineal gland, a pea-size structure at the center of the brain. At night, melatonin is produced to help our bodies regulate our sleep and wake cycles. The amount of melatonin produced by our body seems to lessen as we get older. Scientists believe this may be why young people have less problem sleeping than older people.
Studies suggest that a melatonin supplement can hasten sleep and ease jet lag without the hazardous side effects of prescription sleeping pills. Melatonin may have other uses, as well. It has been reported to make people feel better, strengthen the immune system and reduce free radicals in the body. Current research is underway to determine melatonin's effect as an antioxidant, as an immuno-modulator in cancer and for delayed sleep-phase disorders. It has been found helpful by some for reducing the effects of jet lag.
As testing continues, there is much still to be learned about melatonin and its effects on the human body.
If you are pregnant, thinking about becoming pregnant, breastfeeding, taking any medication or have a medical condition, please consult your doctor before taking any dietary supplement. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place. Do not use product if outer bottle seal is missing, torn or damaged in any way.