- MFG # 0321-150
- UPC # KM1070
Kirkman® offers melatonin in a special “Slo-Release” matrix that releases melatonin gradually over a period of 2-4 hours.
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 glutathione peroxidase formation.
- Stimulating phosphorylation of pyridoxine in the brain to facilitate the formation of pyridoxal 5-phosphate (P-5-P)
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.
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 Tablet
Servings Per Container: 150
Amount Per Serving / % DV
Melatonin 2.5mg / *
*Daily Value not established.
Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose‚ calcium carbonate‚ stearic acid (vegetable)‚ silicon dioxide‚ citric acid‚ melatonin‚ sodium starch glycolate.
Free of: Sugar‚ soy‚ wheat‚ casein‚ gluten‚ milk‚ egg‚ preservatives‚ yeast‚ gelatin‚ flavorings‚ colorings‚ peanuts‚ tree nuts or fish.
Swallow one tablet one hour before bedtime.
These tablets must be swallowed whole. They may not be crushed or dissolved in liquid because that would destroy the Slo-Release matrix that lengthens the tablet's dissolving time. They may be swallowed with food such as applesauce‚ mashed potatoes or peanut butter followed by some water. 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
- Sugar Free
- Wheat Free
- Milk Free
- Egg Free
- Preservative Free
- Artificial Flavor Free
- Artificial Color Free
- Tree Nuts Free
- Fish Free
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