Life Extension, Melatonin, 6 Hour Timed Release, 750 mcg, 60 Veggie Tabs
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- Foundation for Longer Life
- Dietary Supplement
Melatonin releases from the pineal gland, reaching its peak at night to help maintain healthy cell health 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. Not only does this hormone work to maintain cell health, it appears to regulate a system of self-repair and regeneration. As melatonin diminishes with age, our biological functions are impaired. Melatonin also has strong antioxidant properties. It 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. 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.
Read the entire label and follow the directions carefully prior to use.
Take one (1) tablet 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime, or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner. Melatonin is naturally secreted from the pineal gland at night, and should be taken at night for optimal results.
Microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, hydroxypropylcellulose, aqueous film coating (purified water, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, glycerin), stearic acid, vegetable stearate, croscarmellose sodium, silica.
Store tightly closed in a cool, dry place.
Caution: Consult your healthcare provider before taking this product if you are being treated for a medical condition (especially autoimmune or depressive disorders). Use caution if combining with alcohol. This product is not intended for children, pregnant or lactating women, or women trying to become pregnant. Do not attempt to drive or operate heavy machinery after taking this product.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Do not exceed recommended dose.
- Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged.
|Serving Size: 1 Vegetarian Tablet|
|Amount Per Capsule||% Daily Value|
|**Daily Value not established|
iHerb Customer Reviews
This product contains 60 medium sized tabs of timed release melatonin. The six hour release period helps me maintain a tight and restful sleep throughout the night. The 750 mcg per tab content is not too strong, since it's spread over a longer duration. I recommend this 6 hour release product over any 8 hour release product, since those can leave you drowsy in the morning. No complaints whatsoever.