Liquid Melatonin SAP helps increase the total sleep time (aspect of sleep quality) in people suffering from sleep restriction or altered sleep schedule, e.g. shift work and jet lag. It helps to prevent and/or reduce the effects of jet lag (e.g. daytime fatigue, sleep disturbance) for people travelling by plane easterly across two or more time zones. Liquid Melatonin SAP also helps to reduce the time it takes to fall asleep (sleep onset latency aspect of sleep quality) in people with delayed sleep phase disorder, and helps reset the body's sleep/wake cycle (aspect of the circadian rhythm).
Melatonin is a hormone (N acetyl-5 methoxytryptamine) produced especially at night in the pineal gland. Its secretion is stimulated by darkness and inhibited by light. Melatonin, an indole, is synthesized from tryptophan via serotonin. The suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN) of the hypothalamus have melatonin receptors and melatonin may have a direct action on SCN to influence circadian (sleep) rhythms.
Medicinal Ingredients: Each spray contains:
Melatonin (N acetyl-5 methoxytryptamine)
Non-medicinal ingredients: Natural peppermint extract, ethanol, glycerin, and purified water.
This product is non-GMO.
Adults: Spray 4-22 times daily under the tongue (4, 11, and 22 sprays provide approximately 1.5, 5, and 10 mg of melatonin, respectively) or as directed by your health-care practitioner. Sensitivity to melatonin is different from person to person. Take once a day, at or before bedtime.
For jet lag: Take once a day at bedtime after darkness has fallen, while travelling and at destination, until adaptation to the new daily pattern on occasional short-term use.
For sleep restriction/ altered sleep schedule, for delayed sleep phase disorder, and to restore sleep/wake cycle: Consult a health-care practitioner for use beyond 4 weeks or if symptoms persist for more than 4 weeks (chronic insomnia).
Caution: Consumption with alcohol, other medications, or natural health products with sedative properties is not recommended. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are taking anticoagulants, anticonvulsants, blood-pressure medications, immunosuppressive medications, sedatives, hypnotic or psychotropic medications, or steroids. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you have asthma, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, depression, diabetes or hypoglycaemia, hormonal disorder, immune system disease, liver disease, migraine, or seizure disorder.
Do not use if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Do not drive or use machinery for 5 hours after taking melatonin.
Known adverse reactions: Mild gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting, or cramping) have been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use. Rare allergic reactions have been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use.
Do not use if seal is broken. Keep out of reach of children.
Preservatives, artificial flavour or colour, sugar, dairy, starch, wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, or eggs.