Slow Motion Melatonin is a specially prepared low dose melatonin. It is stabilized in a patent-pending lipid matrix system, which protects the melatonin from harsh gastric juices and is designed to allow absorption via the lymph.*
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Other Ingredients: Silicified microcrystalline cellulose, Micosolle™, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, safflower oil, carnauba wax, magnesium stearate
As a dietary supplement, 1 tablet 30 minutes before bedtime, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Warnings: Melatonin may have a strong sedating effect within 20 minutes of consumption. Not to be used during daytime. Not recommended for women who are pregnant, wishing to become pregnant, or breastfeeding; for children or adolescents; or for those with a prior history of seizures. Do not use while operating a motor vehicle or other machinery. In rare cases it may stimulate seasonal affective disorder, depression, or have stimulatory effects. Store in a cool, dry place, tightly capped.
Melatonin is the primary substance that controls entrainment in circadian rhythms, or patterns of wakefulness and sleep. The pineal is a tiny gland located deep in the brain behind the eyes, which monitors the external environment, integrating this information with the internal environment and producing melatonin to regulate the daily cycle. The pineal has nerves that connect it with the retina of the eye, and the primary melatonin receptor is expressed mainly in the retina. The external stimuli of light and darkness cause the pineal to change the rhythm of the enzyme AA-NAT, which then affects melatonin levels. Through this mechanism, melatonin synthesis is stimulated by darkness and inhibited by light. The pineal gland also maintains continual homeostatic control and adjustment over factors such as body temperature, acidity-alkalinity, energy balance, tissue replacement, and antioxidant defenses, in synchrony with the body’s clocks. Numerous studies suggest that melatonin can support regulation of sleep, in people of all ages. Melatonin has been used for jet lag, and by night shift workers and the blind. Studies with menopausal women show melatonin offers benefits for sleep and mood, and potential to support the immune response. At high doses, melatonin has significant antioxidant activity, including the capacity to inhibit metal ion-catalyzed oxidation processes, specifically the Fenton reaction. Aspirin, other NSAIDs, and betablockers may lead to decreased melatonin levels