Melatonin, Natural Factors, Peppermint - 5 mg (90 Sublingual tabs)

Natural Factors

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Description

Helps increase total sleep time.

Product Details

Each Tablet Contains

Medicinal ingredients: - Melatonin (non-animal source) 5 mg

Non-medicinal ingredients: Lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, natural peppermint flavour, croscarmellose sodium, vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant).

How it works

The human body has a “biological clock,” a small region near the centre of the brain called the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) that regulates sleeping, waking, and other body processes. During conditions of dim light, such as at nightfall, special photoreceptors in the eyes send signals to the SCN, which forwards the signal to the pineal gland, causing it to release melatonin into the bloodstream. Melatonin prepares the body for sleep by inducing drowsiness and lowering body temperature. When sufficient light returns, such as at dawn, the SCN signals the pineal gland to stop releasing melatonin and the body returns to a waking state.

 

But the rhythm of the internal clock can be disrupted due to shift work, jet lag, stress, delayed sleep phase syndrome, or other factors, leaving the body with insufficient melatonin at bedtime. Melatonin production also declines with age. Insufficient melatonin causes sleep disturbance.

Taking a melatonin supplement restores melatonin levels and improves sleep in at least two ways. First, melatonin produces a sedative effect by inhibiting the activity of the brain’s reticular activating system, which controls the wakeful state. Second, it temporarily resets the sleep phase of the biological clock, entraining it to a desired sleep time.


Cautions

All uses except jet lag: If symptoms persist continuously for more than 4 weeks (chronic insomnia), consult your health care practitioner.All uses: Consumption with alcohol, other medications or natural health products with sedative properties is not recommended. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have one of the following conditions: asthma, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, depression, diabetes or hypoglycaemia, hormonal disorder, immune system disease, liver disease, migraine, or seizure disorders. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking one of the following medications: anticoagulant, anticonvulsant,blood pressure, immunosuppressive medications, sedative, hypnotic or psychotropic medications, or steroids. Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. Mild gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting, or cramping) have been known to occur in which case, discontinue use. Rare allergic reactions have been known to occur in which case, discontinue use. Keep out of reach of children.


Ingredients

Other ingredients
    • Cellulose
    • Chocolate flavour
    • Croscarmellose Sodium
    • Lactose monohydrate
    • Magnesium stearate
    • Peppermint leaf

Medical ingredients
  • Melatonin : 5 mg

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