Being too tired, either due to hard work, lack of exercise or too intense an exercise regime, can throw the body's "clock" into disarray. The result is lack of restful sleep, which can cause a myriad of reactions including restlessness, nervousness, irritation and lost productivity. Melatonin is the natural hormone that the body produces to regulate its internal "clock."
Melatonin is produced by the pineal gland, which is a pea-sized gland at the base of the brain. Even though the exact functions of melatonin are still understudy, it is involved in the synchronization of hormone secretion. This natural daily cycle of hormone release in the body is commonly referred to as circadian rhythm. The human body is under the influence of an internal clock, which controls the secretion of various hormones at different times of the day for the body to function properly. The secretion of melatonin is triggered by the dark and is suppressed by natural daylight, therefore controlling periods of sleepiness and wakefulness.
However, melatonin is more than a "sleeping pill". It can also strengthen the immune system. It works in concert with vitamin B6 and zinc, for instance, to reverse the decline of the immune system that comes with advancing age. In addition, melatonin has strong antioxidant activity and, as such, it supports the hormonal and metabolic networks in the body. These networks undergo additional changes due to intense physical exercise, mental and emotional stress, or even poor nutrition. Some evidence suggests that melatonin may, in fact, lighten and enhance one's mood considerably. Melatonin is also reported to have a role in improving bone health.
Ultimate Nutrition's Melatonin is especially designed and manufactured for performance athletes who occasionally may need nature's helping hand to get their rest, and for traveling executives to better control their sleep cycle. Importantly, melatonin restores the natural hormonal and metabolic balance in the body for overall health.
Serving Size One Capsule
Servings Per Container about 60
Amount per serving % Daily Value
Melatonin 3mg *
* Daily Value not established.
Cellulose, Dicalcium Phosphate, Gelatin, And Magnesium Stearate.
As a dietary supplement, take one capsules before bedtime. Do not exceed one capsule per day.
Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. Not to be taken by persons with severe allergies or auto immune conditions. May cause drowsiness. Not to be taken when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery. If you are attempting to conceive, do not take this product as it may act as a contraceptive. Keep out of reach of children. Do not purchase if seal is broken.