- MFG # 0037-100
- UPC # KM1183
Kirkman's Melatonin Plus Magnesium capsules are hypoallergenic for individuals with special requirements and sensitivities. In addition to being a melatonin supplement‚ each capsule also contains 100 mg of magnesium for additional benefits. Magnesium can have a calming effect and may also relax nerve impulses and muscle contractions.
Melatonin is a hormone secreted in the human body by the pineal gland. It is manufactured in that gland from serotonin. It is believed that manufacturing and secreting melatonin is the sole function of the pineal gland.
Melatonin supplementation is used principally for:
helping people to sleep
reducing the effects of jet-lag
as a powerful antioxidant stimulating phosphorylation of pyridoxine in the brain to facilitate the formation of pyridoxal 5-phosphate (P-5-P)
stimulating glutathione peroxidase formation
Several double-blind studies have shown that melatonin supplementation is effective in promoting sleep when melatonin levels are low. If an individual takes melatonin when levels are not reduced‚ then it has reportedly no effect. The reason for this is that the body normally secretes melatonin just before bedtime. Darkness stimulates melatonin secretion‚ while light suppresses it. This process is all controlled by an internal body clock governing hormonal secretions called “natural circadian rhythm.” Low melatonin levels are considered a very common cause of sleeplessness.
In jet lag‚ this natural body clock may not allow for secretion of melatonin at the appropriate time‚ thereby making melatonin supplementation useful.
In addition to being a sleep aid‚ melatonin may also help in the methylation process‚ which is important in the body’s absorption and utilization of vitamin B-6. For this reason‚ we now recommend that everyone who uses Super Nu-Thera® or Thera Response also try melatonin in the evening to determine if it provides added benefits.
For those individuals who are deficient in glutathione‚ melatonin is important because it stimulates the production of glutathione peroxidase.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Amount Per Serving / % DV
Magnesium (Oxide) 100mg / 25%
Melatonin 1mg / **
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2‚000 calorie diet.
**Daily Value not established.
Magnesium oxide‚ microcrystalline cellulose‚ magnesium stearate (vegetable)‚ melatonin‚ plant cellulose capsule.
Casein‚ gluten‚ soy‚ yeast‚ milk‚ sucrose‚ preservatives‚ flavorings‚ colorings‚ gelatin‚ egg‚ peanuts‚ tree nuts or fish.
1 capsule daily‚ one hour before bedtime or as directed by a physician.
Magnesium supplement can cause changed in stool consistency and bowel habits.
If this occurs‚ discontinue use and discuss this matter with your physician.
Store in a cool dry place and tightly capped.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Allergy / Dietary Needs
- Casein Free
- Fungicide Free
- Gluten Free
- GMP Certification
- Herbicide Free
- Soy Free
- Yeast Free
- Mold Free
- Milk Free
- Corn Free
- Starch Free
- Sugar Free
- Wheat Free
- Preservative Free