Active Melatonin Spray™
Each serving contains 3 mg of the highest quality synthetic Melatonin in a liposomal delivery system.
- Sleep Support
- Antioxidant and Immune system support
- Balanced circadian rhythms important for recovery from jet-lag and rotating shift work
- Mood Balance
What is Melatonin?
Melatonin is the principle hormone produced and secreted by the brain’s pineal gland andis responsible for maintaining circadian rhythm (the body’s biological clock), regulating theendocrine (hormone) system and supporting the immune system.
The level of melatonin produced by the body is heavily influenced by sunlight. At night, thesecretion of melatonin is much higher than during the day. When this process is interrupted,certain symptoms can occur such as disruptions in the sleep/wake cycle, headaches,mental and physical fatigue and irritability.
Why is Melatonin Important?
Low levels of melatonin could result in poor sleep patterns, low mood, delayed sleepphase syndrome, insomnia associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, irritability,learning disorders, poor concentration, seasonal affective disorder, menstrual disturbancesand headaches.
Melatonin plays an important role in when we fall asleep and when we wake up. Darknessstimulates the release of melatonin and light suppresses its activity. Normal melatonincycles are disrupted when we are exposed to excessive light in the evening or too little lightduring the daytime.
Melatonin supports sleep onset and quality of sleep and increased Rapid Eye Movement time, deep sleep and dreaming.* These changes demonstrate better quality sleep,which produces greater mental, physical and emotional rejuvenation.* Melatonin candecrease the amount of time required to fall asleep, increase the number of sleeping hoursand support daytime alertness.
Jet Lag and Rotating Shift Work
Jet lag and rotating shift work can interfere with the body’s natural circadian rhythm. Melatonin supports quality sleep and balanced circadian rhythms in people with disruptedcircadian rhythms (such as those suffering from jet lag or poor vision or those who workthe night shift) and those with low melatonin levels (such as some elderly).
Melatonin is also one of the hormones that controls the timing and release of femalereproductive hormones. It helps determine when menstruation begins, the frequencyand duration of menstrual cycles, and when menopause begins. It’s a powerful regulatorof sex hormone production and can effect mood, immunity, reproduction and bonehealth.* Melatonin supplements may benefit menopausal women by supporting andsustaining sleep and by supporting osteoblasts that support bone health.
Immune and Antioxidant Support
Melatonin has strong antioxidant properties and helps support immune system strength.*As an antioxidant it is 6 to 10 times more potent than vitamin E and is one of the fewantioxidants that can enter the mitochondria to protect it from free radical damage.
Some people experience a depressed mood when the low sunlight levels (winter) are notsufficient for their pineal glands to decrease melatonin production to its normal lowdaytime level. Melatonin supplementation can support mood balance seasonally or intimes of low mood.*
Liposomal Delivery System
A Liposomal liquid delivery system allows for flexible, convenient dosing of Melatonin inorder to address individual requirements. Liposomal technology helps to maintainthe health benefits of Melatonin by protecting it from the degradative environment of thestomach. This is especially beneficial for patients who have had gastric bypass or generalgastro-intestinal dysfunction.* Liposomal encapsulation of ingredients represents a newdelivery system that appears to offer important advantages over existing methods of delivery.