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Slow Motion Melatonin - 60 Tablets Default Category Nutricology
Slow Motion Melatonin - 60 Tablets Default Category Nutricology
Slow Motion Melatonin - 60 Tablets Default Category Nutricology

    Slow Motion Melatonin - 60 Tablets



    NutriCology Slow Motion Melatonin 

    Slow Motion Melatonin is a specially prepared low-dose melatonin which is stabilized in a lipid matrix. The patent-pending lipid matrix tablet system protects the melatonin from harsh gastric juices, and is designed to allow absorption via the lymph. Preparations that do not use the lipid matrix system must first go through the portal vein system. The ‘slow motion’-like property is a byproduct of the micronized lipid matrix system.

    The body synchronizes secretion of endogenous melatonin with the duration of the biological night. Usual melatonin preparations are characterized by fast systemic release and metabolism, due to the short half-life of the melatonin molecule. This typically results in a spike into supra-physiologic levels 1 to 2 hours after ingestion, followed by a gradual return to normal levels.

    Poorly prepared modified release preparations can keep melatonin in the system for many hours after wakeup, resulting in carry-over “hangover” effects. Such unnatural presence of high melatonin levels during the day can lead to phase-delay in the circadian clock and potentially make sleep problems even worse.

    • Stabilized in a special lipid matrix for protection and optimized absorption
    • Low dose more closely mimics physiologic secretion
    • Reduced likelihood of spikes and morning “hangover” effects


    Serving Size: 1 Scored Tablet Amount/Serving
    Melatonin 1.2 mg

    Other Ingredients: Silicified microcrystalline cellulose, Micosolle® Blend (potassium hydroxide, silicon dioxide, magnesium sulfate heptahydrate, polysorbate 80, citric acid), methylcellulose, safflower oil, carnauba wax, vitamin E, magnesium stearate.

    Suggested Use

    As a dietary supplement, 1 tablet 30 minutes before bedtime, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.

    Warning: 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. Do not use while operating a motor vehicle or other machinery.

    Store in a cool, dry place, tightly capped.

    More Info

    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