Bioclinic Melatonin 3mg

$16.99

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Melatonin 3 mg
180 Sublingual Tablets

SKU: 9285
NPN: 80036632
UPC Code: 629022092857

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Benefits

  • Sublingual tablets provide consistent melatonin bioavailability – pharmacokinetic studies indicate that 30 to 60% of an oral dose of melatonin is metabolized via the liver9 and overall gastrointestinal absorption is variable10,11
  • 3 mg strength is optimal for those who require basic sleep support or are trying melatonin for the first time
  • Derived from non-animal sources
  • Refreshing, natural peppermint flavour

Feature Summary

Sleep is a vital part of health and many of us are not getting enough. The 2002 Canadian Community Health Survey found about 1 in 7 adults has difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Insomnia affects 1 in 3 seniors and is 40% more common in women. Changes in sleeping patterns are largely reflective of our circadian rhythms, which are guided by the pineal hormone, melatonin. Melatonin is known to decline as we age, which accounts for a number of the sleep changes we see throughout life. Additionally, jet lag and shift work can significantly alter circadian rhythms and thus melatonin secretion.1,2,3

In the face of insomnia, many people have tried prescription sleeping pills, but they can interfere with REM sleep, disrupt deeper stages of sleep and lead to confusion, sluggishness, anxiety and even drug dependency. Conversely, melatonin has shown clinical benefit for inducing sleep or adjusting sleep cycles,4 reducing sleep onset latency and improving perceived quality of sleep, without impairing daytime psychomotor performance.5,6 In fact, supplemental melatonin and bright light therapy are considered standard medical treatment for cases of jet lag, shift work, age-related insomnia, delayed sleep-phase disorder, advanced sleep-phase disorder, and non-24-hour sleep-wake disorder.7 Chronic sleep disturbance is a risk factor for premature aging, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and certain cancers,8 demonstrating just how important it is to maintain normal melatonin levels to enhance sleep quality.

Medicinal Ingredients

Each Tablet Contains:
Melatonin (vegetarian source) 3 mg

Non-Medicinal Ingredients

Lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, natural peppermint flavour, croscarmellose sodium, vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant).

Allergens:

Contains no artificial colours, preservatives, or sweeteners; no starch, sugar, wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, egg, fish, shellfish, salt, tree nuts, or GMOs. Suitable for vegetarians.

Contraindications

Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have a hormonal disorder, diabetes, liver or kidney disease, cerebral palsy, seizure disorders, migraine, depression and/or hypertension, or if you are taking blood pressure or sedative/hypnotic medications. Do not use if you are taking immunosuppressive drugs and/or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not drive or use machinery for 5 hours after taking melatonin. If symptoms persist continuously for more than 4 weeks (chronic insomnia), consult your health care practitioner.12 Keep out of reach of children.

Drug Interactions

Melatonin can stimulate immune function and may reduce the efficacy of immunosuppressive drugs.13 Theoretically, concomitant use of melatonin with sedative/hypnotic or central nervous system depressants may be additive. However, benzodiazepines may also reduce endogenous melatonin levels.14 Melatonin can reduce the efficacy of blood pressure medication nifedipine GITS (Procardia XL).15 Case reports suggests melatonin may potentiate anticoagulant and antiplatelet medications, however, the mechanism and clinical significance are unknown.16 Additionally, melatonin may impair glucose utilization and increase insulin resistance in diabetic patients. However, the clinical significance of this effect on diabetics is unknown.17 Contraceptive drugs can increase endogenous melatonin levels. Theoretically, this may increase the effects and adverse effects of oral melatonin use.18 Fluvoxamine significantly inhibits the elimination of melatonin,19 which some researchers believe could be helpful in the treatment of refractive insomnia.20 However, this interaction may also cause excessive unwanted drowsiness and other adverse effects. 629022092857

 

 

Brand

Bioclinic Naturals

At Bioclinic Naturals, we offer an exclusive health care practitioner line of evidence-based natural health products. Each formula is developed by the industry leading, outstanding scientists and health care practitioners on our Scientific Advisory Board to meet, and exceed, the needs of your patients. Every great product starts with the best ingredients. Our goal is to provide the best quality, tested raw materials. We have certified organic farmland in Canada’s Okanagan Valley, and whenever possible we grow our own plant-based ingredients. Any raw material we do not produce ourselves is subjected to the highest level of scrutiny to ensure the quality and purity. We are Canada’s leading nutraceutical manufacturer. We have state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities that include tabulating and softgel encapsulation. Our standards meet or surpasses the Canadian Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) established by the Natural and Non-Prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) of the Canadian Federal Government, and Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) regulations. Our products also meet or exceed other international standards including the US Federal Drug Administration (FDA), the US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), and the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). Our commitment to quality is reflected in the our investment in expanding our in-house Quality Control, Quality Assurance, and Research & Development departments, allowing us to verify the purity, potency, and efficacy of each and every product. We have advanced analytical technology and equipment, including HPLC and Mass Spectrometry, and can test for over 400 contaminants down to the molecular level. We adhere strictly to good laboratory practices (GLP), and our products are ISURA certified. This third party certification tests for non-GMO, contaminants, and identity. Bioclinic Naturals’ focus is on clinical application for nutritional interventions and strategies for preventive medicine. Our unique formulas meet practitioners’ needs for both condition-specific challenges and overall health enhancement. Our continual commitment to product quality in every stage of production for every product ensures that our products have earned the trust of practitioners and their patients. We work closely with our Scientific Advisory Board to ensure that our products live up to their claims. Their scientific investigation focuses on the clinical application of our products, as well as nutritional interventions and strategies for preventive medicine. At Bioclinic Naturals, we don’t just say that we provide the most effective natural health products – we prove it. We have the science and clinical research to back up our products for quality, potency, and effectiveness.

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