- Kirkman Melatonin Extended Release 2.5 mg releases melatonin gradually over a period of two to four hours. Free of common allergens. Gluten and casein free. Ultra Tested. Melatonin is a hormone produced in the brain by the pineal gland from serotonin. It is used primarily to support sleep. It is also commonly used to reduce jet lag.
- Low melatonin levels are considered a very common cause of sleeplessness. Several double-blind studies have shown that melatonin supplementation is effective in promoting sleep when melatonin levels are low; however, if an individual takes melatonin when levels are not reduced, then it reportedly has no effect.
- For individuals who are deficient in glutathione, melatonin is important because it stimulates the production of glutathione peroxidase. This versatile nutrient also has powerful antioxidant activity. In addition, it works to stimulate phosphorylation of pyridoxine in the brain and facilitates the formation of pyridoxal 5-phosphate. Melatonin may also help in the methylation process, which is important in the body' absorption and utilization of vitamin B-6.
Serving Size: 1 Tablet
Each Serving Contains ... Amount per Serving ... % Daily Value
Calcium ... 132 mg ... 10%
(from Calcium Carbonate)
Melatonin ... 2.5 mg ... *
* Daily Value not established
Microcrystalline cellulose, purified water, stearic acid (plant-based), citric acid, silicon dioxide, sodium glycolate
Free of milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soy and sesame
These tablets must be swallowed whole. They may not be crushed or dissolved in liquids because that would destroy the slo-release matrix that lengthens the tablet's dissolving time.
They may be swallowed with food such as applesauce, mashed potatoes or peanut butter followed by some water. Individual tablets may darken over time. The potency and efficacy of the product is not affected.
Store in a cool dry place and tightly capped. Keep out of the reach of children.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to treat, mitigate, diagnose or cure any disease.