Melatonin P.R.tablets, provided by Douglas Laboratories, contain 3 mg of purest pharmaceutical grade melatonin, in a prolonged-release, bisected tablet.
Melatonin is a natural hormone nutrient that is synthesized from the amino acid tryptophan by the pineal gland in the back of the brain. Melatonin also occurs in small amounts in a variety of foods. In the body, melatonin appears to regulate sleep/wake cycles, support normal immune function, and protect cells from free radical damage.
Most of the research on melatonin has focused on its role in maintaining normal sleep/wake rhythms. The perception of daylight in the eyes is a signal for the pineal gland to inhibit melatonin synthesis and release. At night or in the dark, the body’s melatonin production rises. The rise in plasma melatonin is thought to be responsible for bringing on sleep. Nocturnal melatonin production is highest in children and begins to decline from adolescence on until it is virtually absent in the elderly.
|Suggested Use||Adults take 1 tablet 1 hour before bedtime as directed by physician only.|
*Daily Value (DV) not established.
|Other Ingredients||Cellulose, silica and yeast stearate.|
|Warnings||Not to be taken by individuals under the age of 18. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any prescription medication (especially hormone replacement therapy), or have an autoimmune of depressive disorder consult a physician before using this product.|
|Name||Douglas Labs, Melatonin P.R. 3 mg 60 Prolonged-Release Bisected Tablets|
|Serving Size||1 Tablet|
|Package Description||60 Bisected Tablets|
|Product Type||Corn Free, Dairy Free, Salt Free, Soy Free, Starch Free, Sugar Free, Wheat Free, Yeast Free|