Melatonin SRT™ provides 6 mg of the hormone melatonin in a sustained-release tablet. As a supplement, melatonin is useful for regulating sleep and the body’s daily rhythmic cycle.* Various factors may cause melatonin levels to become low, such as inadequate dietary intake of its precursor tryptophan, low levels of serotonin, normal aging, insufficient exposure to natural light, and certain medications. Due to melatonin’s relatively short half-life in the body, a sustained-release formula may be more suitable for those who experience difficulty staying asleep throughout the night.
Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland, a pea‐sized endocrine gland located in the brain. One of melatonin’s primary functions is to help regulate sleep by controlling the body’s natural sleep‐wake cycle, known as the circadian rhythm or 24‐hour biological clock. Melatonin regulates the body’s sleep response when exposed to natural light. The brain releases more melatonin toward the end of the day to prepare for sleep and decreases in the early morning as the sun rises. Melatonin also supports a healthy immune response and antioxidant status in the body.* Designs for Health offers melatonin in 3 mg capsules and 6 mg sustained‐release tablets to support quality sleep, especially for individuals who have difficulty sleeping through the night.*
Supports sleep quality
Helps support antioxidant status in the body
May help support the body’s response to changes in time zone
Factors that may reduce the natural production of melatonin include the normal aging process, poor sleeping habits, insufficient exposure to sunlight during the day, exposure to blue lights close to bedtime, excessive mental stress, high caffeine or alcohol intake near bedtime, certain medications, and inadequate intake of the nutrient cofactors required to produce melatonin. The nutrients and compounds that are required for the body to produce healthy amounts of melatonin include the amino acid tryptophan, vitamin B6, folate, S‐adenosyl‐L‐methionine (SAMe), and iron.*
Recommended Use: Adults take 1 tablet per day 20 minutes before bedtime or as directed by your health-care practitioner.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.