Help regulate circadian rhythms disrupted by jet lag, daylight savings time, or shift work with this high-potency, non-addictive melatonin supplement. With no added sweeteners, colours or flavours, this pure, safe, synthetic source of melatonin can help people with low melatonin levels fall asleep more easily, sleep longer and wake up less frequently during the night.
Our daily sleep/wake cycle is regulated by our “circadian rhythm”, the physical, mental and behavioural changes in our body that follow roughly a 24-hour cycle, responding primarily to light and darkness in our environment. The pineal gland at the base of the brain releases the sleep hormone, melatonin, when it gets dark, and suppresses production in the daytime. Older people can have problems sleeping because their melatonin levels are low. Studies have shown that a melatonin supplement can help reset the internal clock disrupted because of travelling and jet lag, daylight savings time, shift work, or change in daily routine. It can also help counteract the stress hormone cortisol as cortisol is not being released during production of melatonin and in presence of adequate sleep hormone levels at night. Melatonin is non-addictive and does not produce the “hangover” effect of many sleep-aid drugs.