- What is melatonin?
Melatonin is a neurohormone that our bodies manufacture to support healthy sleep cycles.
- How does melatonin work?
Melatonin controls our sleep-wake cycle, the circadian rhythm. When it gets dark, the pineal gland begins releasing the hormone melatonin, signaling the body that it’s time to sleep. Extra melatonin in appropriate concentrations supports this process, resulting in gentle, restful sleep for those times of occasional sleeplessness.
- Why might we want to supplement with melatonin?
Many people report that they are not getting enough sleep, so melatonin can help with occasional sleeplessness. Our bodies naturally produce melatonin from serotonin, but as we age, our ability to produce optimal levels may decrease. Because melatonin helps to regulate our circadian rhythm, melatonin supplements are a favorite among travelers to help reset their internal clocks when they change time zones.
- What’s special about Source Naturals® Melatonin?
Our melatonin has won the Vitamin Retailer magazine Vity Award for Best Sleep Remedy.(Vitamin Retailer magazine, June 2011) Our melatonin expertise is based on the understanding that individual bodies differ in their melatonin needs. Because of this we offer a wide variety of melatonin potencies and forms to address individual needs.