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.
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