Melatonin500 mcg, 200 vegetarian capsules Melatonin releases from the pineal gland, reaching its peak at night to help maintain healthy cell division in tissues throughout the body. Secretion of melatonin declines significantly with age, as the pineal gland becomes calcified. Jet lag, shift work, and poor vision can disrupt melatonin cycles. Melatonin keeps our circadian cycle in tune as it communicates with the bodys cells. Not only does this hormone work to maintain cell health, it appears to regulate a system of self-repair and regeneration. As this hardworking hormone diminishes with age, our biological functions are impaired. In addition to its hormone actions, melatonin also has strong antioxidant properties. Melatonin directly scavenges both hydroxyl and peroxyl free radicals, and it does so more effectively than most other antioxidants. It also greatly potentiates the efficiency of other endogenous and exogenous antioxidants. Melatonin is especially important for protecting cellular DNA against peroxynitrite damage by inhibiting peroxynitrite free radical reactions. Many people use melatonin to help improve sleep. Some research has found that melatonin increases the speed of falling asleep and adds to the quality of sleep in about 60% of people who use it. Supplement Facts Serving Size 1 vegetarian capsule Servings Per Container 200 Amount Per Serving Melatonin 500 mcg Other ingredients: rice flour, vegetable cellulose (capsule). Contains rice. This product contains NO milk, egg, fish, peanuts, crustacean shellfish (lobster, crab, shrimp), soybeans, tree nuts, wheat, yeast, gluten, or corn. Contains NO sugar, and no artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, or preservatives. Dosage and Use Take one capsule 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner. More may be taken if needed. Melatonin is naturally secreted from the pineal gland at night, and should be taken at night for optimal results. Caution If you have asthma or an autoimmune disease, do not use melatonin. Warnings Keep out of reach of children. Do not exceed recommended dose. Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged. When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.
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