Melatonin is produced by the pineal gland, the organ which regulates the body’s wake/sleep/wake cycle. Melatonin is activated by darkness and depressed by light.* Melatonin nutritionally augments the functioning of the pineal gland, supporting the body’s natural sleep cycle.* In one study, melatonin supported sleep onset when taken in the evening and did not cause morning drowsiness. A double blind, placebo-controlled, parallel design study suggested that melatonin supplementation enhanced sleep onset and sleep quality in subjects. One double blind placebo-controlled study involving an international flight crew suggested that melatonin supported healthy sleep and recovery patterns in these individuals.*
Each capsule of Pure Encapsulations Melatonin contains 0.5 mg per capsule (60 capsules per bottle).
Warning: Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. May have sedating effects and is for bedtime use only. This product may be contraindicated in depression, seasonal affective disorder, schizophrenia, autoimmune disease, asthma and for individuals taking MAO inhibitors or corticosteroids. Individuals with diabetes should consult their physician prior to taking this product.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. (1) Clin Pharmacol Ther 1995;57:552-8. (2) Psychopharmacology 1990;100:222-6. (3) Biol Psychiatry 1993;33:526-30. (4) Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 2002;Jun;56(3):301-2