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Description

Melatonin is a hormone naturally produced by the brain. It regulates your body’s natural sleep-wake cycle. Additionally, melatonin is also active in improving immunity, blood pressure and stress level.

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Possible Benefits

  • Improves sleep quality
  • Relieves depression
  • Supports eye health
  • Helps aid acid reflux
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Required Equipment

N/A

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How to Do It

Take it 30 minutes before bedtime

Take about 0.5 mg per night.

Not all supplements are the same. It is best to follow the recommended dosage on the label.

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Why it works

Melatonin supplements enhance your circadian rhythm or internal body clock. It decreases dopamine activity in the brain which is responsible for keeping you awake. It also helps regulate temperature, stress and blood pressure which allows you to calmly fall asleep.

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Time Commitment

N/A

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Suggested Frequency

Once a day every night.

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Time of Day

Night

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Possible Side Effects

Long term use of melatonin supplements can cause a decrease in your body’s ability to produce melatonin naturally.

Nausea, headaches, dizziness, sleepiness.

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Tips

  • Light optimizes your melatonin production. Use dim lights at night to prepare your body for sleep.
  • Take melatonin during your flights to minimize the symptoms of jet-lag  and sync your internal clock with the time change.
  • As you age, your natural production of melatonin decreases, making it difficult to achieve meaningful sleep. Try optimizing your sleeping pattern by taking melatonin supplements 30 mins before bed time.
  • Take about 0.1 mg to 0.5 mg every night to achieve the desired effect. However, you can stop using this supplement onced you optimize your body clock to avoid dependency.
  • Consult your doctor if you are taking blood thinners and blood pressure medications before taking melatonin.
  • Avoid using gadgets that emit blue lights a few hours before bed time.
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Related Products

Good quality of sleep is vital for your everyday performance. A melatonin spray by Arbonne Sleep Well allows you to control the dosage of melatonin depending on your preference.

Sleep Well

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Supporting Studies and Articles

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  1. Supports better sleep: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4973490/
  2. Reduce symptoms of depression: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16648247/
  3. Supports eye health: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17266777/
  4. Acid reflux treatment: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16948779/
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 Mood  Stress  Health  Sleep  Immunity  Energy
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