Melatonin Fast Melt 3mg 100 lozenges berry hibiscus flavour - melatonin for fast absorption | discontinued
Jarrow Formulas Melatonin Fast Melt 3mg contains melatonin, the hormone that is secreted by the pineal gland that aids biorhythm regulation. Biorhythm is disturbed by stress, crossing time zones and changing work shifts. Melatonin production also declines with age.
who may benefit from taking melatonin?
those that work in shifts or travel across time zones
what distinguishes Melatonin Fast Melt 3mg?
Melatonin Fast Melt provides a normal physiological level of melatonin. QUIK-SOLV has been formulated in a lozenge form to ensure faster and more complete absorption. QUIK-SOLV lozenges promote faster and more complete absorption.
Millions of Americans suffer from sleep difficulties, spending a fortune on sleeping pills despite side effects. Yet sleep problems can often be traced to by-products of modern life. Caffeine, alcohol and sedentary lifestyles have an impact, but so do light and other forms of electromagnetic radiation.
The production of melatonin by the human body falls and rises with the light-dark cycle in the environment. In fact, melatonin acts like a metronome, keeping time with the sun and allowing “scheduling” of physiological processes. This timekeeper role is the reason why melatonin is often referred to as a “chronobiotic.” Jet-lag is the most common way of understanding this experientially. But the impact of melatonin on sleep is just one aspect of this amazing molecule.
First, although melatonin possesses excellent oral bioavailability, it has a very short half-life (15-45 minutes) once it reaches the bloodstream. Together, this leads to blood levels that can be hundreds or thousands of times higher than produced by natural secretion, even when consuming only a few milligrams, and then those spiked levels drop off quickly. Orally ingested melatonin in capsules and tablets may exhibit considerable variability in efficacy across individuals.
The Sleep Regulator
Melatonin reduces sleep latency, or the time required to fall asleep.Some people report improvement in sleep quality when taking melatonin. Under normal circumstances consuming melatonin 30-90 minutes before bedtime advances sleep phase and promotes sleep.
Melatonin may also prove useful for occasional sleep difficulties secondary to other causes related to mood, mental-health, and age. Melatonin is one of the few dietary supplement ingredients that has been researched with some rigor in children experiencing sleep difficulties, including those experienced as side effects of attention-hyperactivity stimulant medication.
An Electromagnetic Transducer?
Anybody who has experienced jet lag once too often or who has had to work a 3rd shift for an extended period of time is probably familiar with the disturbing effects of light on sleep patterns and the potential of the researched benefits involved in adjusting the sleep phase with melatonin. But less well-known is he potentially negative effects caused by night-time illumination.
Since melatonin levels are tied to the amount of light sensed by the retina, high-intensity light after sunset can impact melatonin levels which disrupts our sleep quality. Even low level light during our sleep periods can also affect our melatonin production.
Melatonin is produced biosynthetically from tryptophan and is one of the reasons that tryptophan can help promote sleep and relaxation.
Although melatonin is synthesized in the pineal gland, a small endocrine gland shaped like a pine-cone that is found between the hemispheres above the brainstem in vertebrates, it is also produced in the retina, bone-marrow, gall bladder, and gastrointestinal tract.
Melatonin possesses significant direct antioxidant activity scavenging hydroxyl, peroxyl, singlet oxygen, and nitric oxide species. Yet it also stimulates the body’s own detoxification and antioxidant protection systems.
Melatonin’s cyclic changes track and impact other physiological cycles, such as cortisol levels and body temperature. Body temperature seems to be modulated by direct action on the hypothalamus. Action on the hypothalamus is also implicated in effects on the cardiovascular system and blood pressure seen with melatonin. Melatonin is also intimately involved with the immune response, inflammatory cascades, and the health of the intestinal tract.
Melatonin via Quik-Solv® lozenges provide melatonin in a convenient, easy-to-take format designed to promote faster and consistent delivery.
dissolve 1 lozenge under the tongue or hold in mouth until dissolved 20 to 30 minutes prior to bedtime or as directed by your qualified healthcare professional.
contains per daily serving (1 lozenge)
melatonin 3mg †
RDI = Recommended Daily Intake
† = RDI not established
active ingredient (melatonin), filler (mannitol, cellulose), flavour (berry-hibiscus flavour), filler (magnesium stearate from vegetable source), sweetener (xylitol), anticoagulant (silicon dioxide)
store in a cool, dry place
keep out of reach of young children
warning and contra-indication
warning: Do not drive or operate machinery immediately following use of this product.
If you have a medical condition (especially asthma, MS, lymphoma, leukemia, diabetes, epilepsy, or autoimmune disease), are pregnant, lactating, trying to conceive, under the age of 18, or taking medications (especially MAO inhibitors such as iproniazid), consult your health care practitioner before using this product
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)
suitable for vegetarians and vegans