The consequences of sleep deprivation go far beyond fatigue and diminished performance. Sleep deprivation can impact the immune system, the nervous system, memory and cognitive impairment, mood, and more.1 Ultimately, lack of sleep leads to an overall poor quality of life.
If you’re one of the more than 20 million Americans who suffer from occasional sleep problems,2 you don’t have to settle for frustrating nights of tossing and turning. A new, fast-acting liquid melatonin may enable you to take back control of your sleep.
Melatonin is well known for its ability to regulate your body’s internal clock. However, as you grow older, the secretion of melatonin may decline significantly as the pineal gland becomes calcified.3,4 Fortunately, melatonin has been studied and appears to be effective for managing disturbances in circadian rhythms.5,6 A meta-analysis of 17 studies indicated that melatonin supplementation decreases the time it takes to fall asleep while increasing sleep efficiency and total sleep duration.7 Melatonin may actually increase the speed of falling asleep – and the quality of sleep – in about 60% of people who use it.8,9
Decades of clinical research document that a good night’s rest supports nearly all systems of the body, including:
- Skin health and youthful appearance10,11
- Healthy collagen formation12
- Insulin levels already within normal range13,14
- Healthy body weight15,16
- Glucose levels already within normal range17,18
- Blood pressure already within normal range13,19
- Healthy cell division20
- Cardiovascular health21,22
- A good mood23
Not all people benefit from melatonin when it’s in the form of a capsule or tablet. However, some report that by applying melatonin liquid drops under their tongue at bedtime for immediate absorption, they are able to sleep better. While any kind of liquid melatonin has been reported to work, Life Extension has developed melatonin liquid drops that are completely free of sugars. This new soothing Fast-Acting Liquid Melatonin has a great tasting natural citrus vanilla flavor and is quickly absorbed for a restful night’s sleep.
In addition to a better night’s rest, studies have indicated no adverse affects or withdrawal symptoms after discontinuing melatonin use.25
An increase in age doesn’t have to mean an increase in sleep problems. Consider making Liquid Melatonin a part of your healthy sleep program.
Serving Size: 1 ml
Servings Per Container: about 59
Amount Per Serving
Other Ingredients: glycerin, purified water, orange and vanilla flavors, gum arabic, citric acid.
Dosage and Use:
- Take one mL 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
- 1 ml is equivalent to approximately 20 drops.
Caution: Consult your healthcare provider before taking this product if you are being treated for a medical condition (especially autoimmune or depressive disorders). Use caution if combining with alcohol. This product is not intended for children, pregnant or lactating women, or women trying to become pregnant. Do not attempt to drive or operate heavy machinery after taking this product.
- If pregnant, nursing, or undergoing treatment for a medical condition, consult your physician before taking this product
- Keep out of reach of children
- Do not exceed recommended dose
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2. Available at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/sleepdisorders/nr249104.pdf
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24. NIH: Melatonin
25. Prolonged-release melatonin improves sleep quality and morning alertness in insomnia patients aged 55 years and older and has no withdrawal effects.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This Product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.