Melatonin releases from the pineal gland, reaching its peak at night to help maintain healthy cell health throughout the body.82 Secretion of melatonin declines significantly with age, as the pineal gland becomes calcified.83 Jet lag, shift work, and poor vision can disrupt melatonin cycles.84-86
Melatonin keeps our circadian cycle in tune.87,88 Not only does this hormone work to maintain cell health, it appears to regulate a system of self-repair and regeneration.89-94 As melatonin diminishes with age, our biological functions are impaired.95,96 Melatonin also has strong antioxidant properties. It directly scavenges both hydroxyl and peroxyl free radicals, and it does so more effectively than most other antioxidants. It also greatly potentiates the efficiency of other endogenous and exogenous antioxidants.97 Melatonin is especially important for protecting cellular DNA against peroxynitrite damage by inhibiting peroxynitrite free radical reactions.98 Some research has found that melatonin increases the speed of falling asleep and adds to the quality of sleep in about 60% of people who use it.99-102
Natural Sleep® Melatonin provides 5 mg of immediate release melatonin, in addition to sleep-enhancing cofactors.
Serving Size 1 vegetarian capsule
Vitamin C (as niacinamide ascorbate)
Niacin (as niacinamide ascorbate)
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxal 5'-phosphate)
Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin)
Calcium (as calcium carbonate, calcium citrate)
Magnesium (as magnesium oxide)
Chromium (as ChromeMate® chromium polynicotinate)
Melatonin (immediate release)
Other ingredients: vegetable cellulose (capsule), dicalcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable stearate, maltodextrin, silica.
ChromeMate®, a patented, biologically active oxygen-coordinated niacin-bound chromium complex, is a registered trademark of Interhealth Nutritionals Inc.
Consult your healthcare provider before taking this product if you are being treated for a medical condition (especially autoimmune or depressive disorders). Use caution if combining with alcohol. This product is not intended for children, pregnant or lactating women, or women trying to become pregnant. Do not attempt to drive or operate heavy machinery after taking this product.