- Addresses occasional sleep disturbances including difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, and waking too early •
- Re-establishes a normal circadian sleep rhythm in anyone suffering from disrupted sleep patterns due to jet lag, shift work, or delayed sleep phase syndrome (DSPS)
- Helps with insomnia caused by age-related declines in melatonin in the elderly •
- Maximum-strength dose for individuals who require more than 5 mg of melatonin
Melatonin works with the body’s natural cycles to effectively reset your “biological clock”, helping you fall asleep faster, increasing the quality and duration of sleep, supporting REM sleep, and reducing daytime fatigue.
Natural Factors Melatonin, from non-animal sources, comes in a sublingual tablet to ensure fast, consistent absorption.
Many adults experience frequent or occasional sleep disturbance, including difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking too early. The most popular natural health product taken for sleep is melatonin because it is effective and non-habit forming.
Melatonin is the body’s own natural sleep hormone, produced in the brain in the pineal gland each evening when darkness falls. It is part of the “biological clock” that produces the circadian rhythm and prepares the body for sleep. But the natural rhythm of this clock can be disrupted, resulting in difficulty sleeping. Research shows that taking a melatonin supplement 30–90 minutes before bedtime temporarily resets the biological clock, reduces the time it takes to fall asleep, improves sleep quality, increases total sleep time in people with an altered sleep schedule (e.g., shift work or jet lag), and reduces daytime fatigue associated with jet lag. Unlike pharmaceutical sleeping pills, which can disrupt the critical REM stage of sleep, melatonin supports REM sleep.
Natural Factors Melatonin is made from non-animal sources. The sublingual tablets ensure fast, consistent absorption and are available in four strengths to provide the right dose for your needs. Sleep is very important. If you have a serious sleep disorder, consult a health care practitioner. Medicinal Ingredients Each tablet contains:
Melatonin (non-animal source) 10 mg
Non-medicinal Ingredients: Lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, natural flavours, croscarmellose sodium, vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant).
Recommended Use: Helps increase total sleep time in people suffering from sleep restriction or an altered sleep schedule (e.g., shiftwork and jet lag). Helps prevent and/or reduce the effects of jet lag (e.g., daytime fatigue, sleep disturbance). Helps reset the body’s sleep-wake cycle and reduce the time it takes to fall asleep in people with delayed sleep phase disorder.
Directions: Recommended adult dose: All uses except jet lag: At or before bedtime, allow to dissolve under the tongue, 1 tablet once daily or as directed by a health care practitioner. Jet lag: 1 tablet once daily at bedtime while travelling and at destination until adapted to the new daily pattern. All uses: For use beyond 4 weeks, consult a health care practitioner.
Caution: All uses: Do not drive or use machinery for 5 hours after taking melatonin. All uses except jet lag: If sleeplessness persists for more than 4 weeks (chronic insomnia), consult your health care practitioner. All uses: Avoid taking with alcohol or products that increase drowsiness. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have cardiovascular, immune, liver, or chronic kidney disease, hormonal or seizure disorders, asthma, depression, diabetes, low blood sugar, or migraine. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking steroids, blood thinners, medications for seizure or blood pressure, or medications to suppress the immune system (immunosuppressive medications), to affect mental state, or to increase sedation. Do not use this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Stop use if allergy occurs or if you experience headache, confusion, or nausea. Keep out of the reach of children.
Contains no artificial colours, preservatives, or sweeteners; no starch, sugar, wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, egg, fish, shellfish, salt, tree nuts, or GMOs. Suitable for vegetarians.