Melatonin is a hormone that regulates the circadian rhythm and plays a role in sleep, including the deep stages of sleep, during which research suggests the immune system is stimulated. Research has indicated that melatonin is a powerful antioxidant and potential anti-cancer agent that may scavenge free radicals, induce youthful sleep patterns, and possibly slow the aging process.
An effective dose of melatonin to support the body's natural sleep cycle and promote healthy total sleep times depends on the individual. Recommended best practice is to speak with your physician, but typically you may start with a low dose and gradually increase until the desired effect is achieved.
Serving: 1 capsule ~1 hour before bedtime as needed, or as directed by a physician (approximately 2-month supply)
Melatonin is not recommended for individuals with an autoimmune disease, and should be used cautiously in individuals with leukemia, Hodgkin’s disease, and lymphoma. Melatonin should not be taken by expecting, pregnant, or nursing women, or infants or children.