Info: 100 Tablets (1 mg, with Co-Factor Nutrients)
NOW's Sustained Release Melatonin offers the same quality as their 3 mg products, but it has been specially formulated to release the melatonin more gradually, in two phases. Delivering a smaller dose of melatonin in a time-released manner may promote a longer, more peaceful slumber. To ensure absorption and effectiveness, they also added Vitamins B-3 and B-6 and magnesium, for their finest melatonin product to date.
Melatonin makes us drowsy. The pineal gland in the brain releases it after dark to prepare us for sleep, but its production peaks in our teenage years, and lessens as we age, so some older people may have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep as long as they would like. Shift work and travelling across time zones can also interfere with its production -- and with our sleep, and the circadian rhythm / Sleep/Wake cycles which rely on it. That's where a natural supplement like this can come in.
Each tablet contains:
Melatonin: 1 mg
Magnesium (from Magnesium Citrate): 40 mg
Niacin (as Niacinamide): 100 mg
Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride): 5 mg
Other Ingredients: Di-Calcium Phosphate, Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate, and Stearic Acid.
Adults: Take one tablet daily before bedtime. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 4 months.
Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or are taking immunosuppressive drugs. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have a hormonal disorder, diabetes, liver or kidney disease, cerebral palsy, seizure disorders, migraine, depression and/or hypertension, or are taking blood pressure or sedative/hypnotic medications. If symptoms persist continuously for more than 4 weeks (chronic insomnia), consult your health care practitioner. Do not drive or use machinery for 5 hours after taking Melatonin.
Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80006137.