Melatonin is a hormone produced and secreted by the pineal gland, a pine cone–shaped gland measuring less than a centimetre in length, located deep within the brain.
The primary function of melatonin is the maintenance of a healthy circadian rhythm; in other words, your sleep/wake cycle. Light stops the release of melatonin, which poses a health concern for those who travel frequently and suffer from jet lag, or to shift-workers that lack this precious hormone to get their critical deep sleep to stay healthy. Melatonin production also decreases with age, which can also contribute to chronic adult insomnia.
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Other ingredients: Natural peppermint extract, organic alcohol from sugarcane, glycerin, and purified water.
Adults: Take 5–50 drops daily or as directed by your health-care practitioner. Sensitivity to melatonin is different from person to person. Take once a day, at or before bedtime. Do not drive or use machinery for 5 hours after taking melatonin. For sleep restriction / altered sleep schedule; for delayed sleep phase disorder; and to restore sleep-wake cycle: Consult a health-care practitioner for use beyond 4 weeks.