Melatonin works with the body’s natural cycles to effectively reset your “biological clock” to help you fall asleep faster, increase the quality and duration of sleep, support REM sleep, and reduce daytime fatigue. Natural Factors Melatonin comes in innovative bilayer tablets. It complements a healthy sleep-wake cycle by releasing 5 mg immediately upon use and an additional 5 mg gradually over several hours.
- Addresses occasional sleep disturbances including difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, and waking up too early
- Re-establishes a normal circadian sleep rhythm in anyone suffering from disrupted sleep patterns due to jet lag, shift work, or delayed sleep phase syndrome (DSPS)
- Maximum-strength dose for individuals who require more than 5 mg of melatonin
- 90 bi-layer tablets, 10mg
Many adults experience frequent or occasional sleep disturbances, including difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up too early. The most popular natural health product taken for sleep is melatonin because it is effective and non-habit forming.
Melatonin is the body’s own natural sleep hormone, which is produced in the brain in the pineal gland each evening when darkness falls. It is part of the “biological clock” that produces the circadian rhythm and prepares the body for sleep. But the natural rhythm of this clock can be disrupted, resulting in difficulty sleeping.
Research shows that taking a melatonin supplement 30–90 minutes before bedtime temporarily resets the biological clock, reduces the time it takes to fall asleep, improves sleep quality, increases total sleep time in people with an altered sleep schedule (e.g., shift work or jet lag), and reduces daytime fatigue associated with jet lag. Unlike pharmaceutical sleeping pills, which can disrupt the critical REM stage of sleep, melatonin supports REM sleep.
Natural Factors Melatonin is made from non-animal sources. The convenient bilayer tablets mimic the body’s natural melatonin production by releasing 5 mg immediately upon use and another 5 mg gradually over several hours to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Sleep is very important. If you have a serious sleep disorder, consult a health care practitioner.
Each tablet contains:
Melatonin (non-animal source) 10 mg
Microcrystalline cellulose, dibasic calcium phosphate dihydrate, carbohydrate gum, sodium copper chlorophyllin, croscarmellose sodium, vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant).
Helps increase total sleep time in people suffering from sleep restriction or an altered sleep schedule (e.g., shiftwork and jet lag).
Helps prevent and/or reduce the effects of jet lag (e.g., daytime fatigue, sleep disturbance). Helps reset the body’s sleep-wake cycle and reduce the time it takes to fall asleep in people with delayed sleep phase disorder.
Recommended adult dose: All uses except jet lag: At or before bedtime, 1 tablet once daily or as directed by a health care practitioner.
Jet lag: 1 tablet once daily at bedtime, while travelling and at destination until adapted to the new daily pattern, or as directed by a health care practitioner.
All uses: For use beyond 4 weeks, consult a health care practitioner.
All uses except jet lag: If sleeplessness persists for more than 4 weeks (chronic insomnia), consult your health care practitioner. All uses: Avoid taking with alcohol or products that cause drowsiness. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have cardiovascular, immune, liver, or chronic kidney disease, hormonal or seizure disorders, asthma, depression, diabetes, low blood sugar, or migraine. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking steroids or blood thinners, medications for seizure or blood pressure, or medications to suppress the immune system (immunosuppressive medications), to affect mental state, or to increase sedation. Do not use this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not drive or use machinery for 5 hours after taking melatonin. Stop use if allergy occurs or if you experience headache, confusion, or nausea. Keep out of the reach of children.
Contains no artificial colours, preservatives, or sweeteners; no dairy, starch, sugar, wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, corn, egg, fish, shellfish, animal products, salt, tree nuts, or GMOs. Suitable for vegetarians/vegans.