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Melatonin is a substance found in almost all cells from the simplest life forms (algae) to the human body. Melatonin is produced and secreted by the pineal gland and as we age secretion decreases. Supplementation of melatonin may be able to replace the decreased secretion that is part of the aging process.
The hormone melatonin in clinical studies has shown to produce rapid sleep onset, and to increase the duration of sleep.
Some reports show that around age 6, melatonin secretions from the pineal gland begin to decrease due to the increased intake of food as we grow (melatonin is thought to be found in all foods). But the melatonin in foods may not be enough to replace the needs in the body, so it is highly recommended to use dietary supplementation as a means of receiving additional melatonin.
Melatonin is a well tolerated, non-habit-forming agent which does not produce grogginess. As an antioxidant it may turn back the ravages of time by “resetting” the body's aging clock. Melatonin has demonstrated beneficial effects against jet lag, without the apparent adverse side effects of other remedies. Studies recently indicate melatonin may bolster our immune system, slow the growth of cataracts and tumors, and help fight off heart disease, all of which are exacerbated by stress.
More than 50 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, including insomnia, excessive drowsiness, and restless movement during sleep. Sleep disorders can disrupt a person's lifestyle by causing a shorter attention span, decreased energy and physical strength.
More importantly, those suffering from a lack of sleep are more prone to accidents, depression and infections. Four to six million Americans each year receive medications for sleeping pills; these prescriptions often cause side effects including grogginess, escalating to tolerance, dependence and withdrawal symptoms. Once the drug is discontinued, sleep patterns may be worse than before the treatment was started.
Melatonin shares none of these problems, and therefore is considered to be an ideal sleep-inducing aid. Life Choice uses the purest source of Melatonin in the world.
Sweet Dreams liquid Melatonin gives you the option of taking a pleasant, minty-fresh liquid instead of capsules, with the same effectiveness and superior ingredients.
Recommended Dosage--Adults: Take 15-45 drops (5ml-15ml) per day. Add to glass of water (200ml) on or before bedtime or as directed by your healthcare provider. Duration of use: For use beyond 4 weeks, consult your healthcare provider.