Liquid Melatonin is a fast-acting therapeutic alternative to tablet form. It helps restore a healthy circadian rhythm (sleep/wake cycle), critical for immune-system performance and great health in general.
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.
Melatonin is safe, well-tolerated, and a side effect–free alternative to sleeping pills which won’t lead to dependency and addiction. It can shorten the amount of time it takes to fall asleep, as well as improve sleep duration and quality. Lack of sleep affects many aspects of daily life, including mental alertness, energy, and stamina. Lack of sleep makes people more susceptible to accidents and mood swings. Melatonin deficiency can also be linked to coronary heart disease and compromised immune function.
New Roots Herbal’s Liquid Melatonin is a convenient, fast-acting alternative to tablets and capsules. It has a natural mint flavour, and the dose can be easily calibrated to suit individual therapeutic needs.
Directions of Use
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.
Cautions and warnings: Consumption with alcohol, other medications or natural health products with sedative properties is not recommended with melatonin. Consult a health-care practitioner prior to use if you are taking anticoagulants, anticonvulsants, blood-pressure medication, immunosuppressive medications, sedative, hypnotic, or psychotropic medications, or steroids; if you suffer from asthma, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, depression, diabetes or hypoglycaemia, hormonal disorder, immune system disease, liver disease, migraine, or seizure disorders. Do not use if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Known adverse reactions: Mild gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting, or cramping) and rare allergic reactions have been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use.
Do not use if seal is broken. Keep out of reach of children. Keep away from cold.
Each drop contains:
Other ingredients: Natural peppermint extract, organic alcohol from sugarcane, glycerin, and purified water.