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This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
BATORY A.M., Inc. makes no claims whatsoever as to any benefits
of this product beyond its value as a dietary supplement.
and 3-mg MELATONIN
Dietary Supplement Tablets
Each tablet contains:
1-mg or 3-mg of synthetic pharmaceutical purity melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxy-tryptamine)and
the following excipients: dibasic calcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose,
starch glycolate, and magnesium stearate.
mature adults to take by mouth one tablet at bedtime with a sufficient
amount of fluid.
Warning: Use only
at bedtime. Do not operate any machinery after use. Individuals under medical
supervision with severe allergies, depressions, diabetes or other endocrine
disorders, autoimmune disease or immune system cancers, pregnant or breast-feeding
women, should consult their physician or health care professional prior
to use of melatonin.
Regular use of Melatonin
for any purpose only to be decided on advice of a health care professional.
What exactly is Melatonin?
We produce Melatonin abundantly
throughout our early years. It is our natural night cap. A natural hormone,
it is produced at night by the pineal gland. The release of Melatonin is
stimulated by the dark and inhibited by the light. However, as we grow
older the level of Melatonin released by our pineal gland decreases. Its
release is regulated and responds to the amount of light hitting our eyes
and keeps us in sync with the rhythm of the day. Hence its use to combat
jet lag and quickly bring travelers into sync with their new time zone.
For more information
on the available Melatonin research see our Research
Clinical studies to date
indicate that there are no serious side effects and it is considered by
some to have no toxicity whatsoever. However, the studies need to run a
lot longer to firmly declare Melatonin to be one hundred percent safe.
Claims that it is a 'Wonder Drug' have to wait until the full studies have
been done and the results of continuous use of many years are in. Until
that time if you have any doubts you should consult your physician or health
care practitioner. You should certainly do so if you are under medical
supervision or have severe allergies, depressions, diabetes or other endocrine
disorders, autoimmune disease or immune system cancers. In addition, breast-feeding
mothers and women trying to get pregnant, should definitely consult their
physician or health care professional prior to use of this product. Children
produce Melatonin in abundance and therefore it must not be given to CHILDREN
EXCEPT WITH A PHYSICIANS ADVICE
Are there any side-effects
in taking Melatonin?
The most common side effect
appears to be drowsiness during the first few days of taking Melatonin.
In past studies, researchers have given people up to 600 to 3,000 times
the usual doses of Melatonin - without causing any toxicity. Ten percent
of those taking it under supervision complained of side effects such as
vivid dreams, nightmares, headaches, morning grogginess, mild depression,
and low sex drive. Side-effects normally last no more than one or two days.
Should you decide to take Melatonin and experience side effects consult
Why is it considered
to combat aging? Clinical studies with animals show that Melatonin
increased their life span by up to 20%. They remained healthier and sleeker
than the control batch who did not receive Melatonin. Studies on
humans will, naturally, take a lot longer before claims can be verified.
We have to get the results of a generation - 15 years plus - before claims
can be made of Melatonin being an effective anti-aging agent. What is known
is that it is an anti-oxidant - and retards the results of oxidizing which
is a cause of aging. In addition, since the release of Melatonin slows
down as we age, it is speculated that by supplementing the natural deficit
of Melatonin as we grow older will retard the aging process.
Does it help in stressful
situations? Unhealthy stress tends to increase oxidization in our bodies.
The anti-oxidant nature of Melatonin would logically assist those of us
who are highly stressed to cope better with the stress. Studies are underway
but no claims can be made at this early stage.
Why take Melatonin?
Studies suggest that low-dose
supplements of Melatonin can hasten sleep and ease jet lag, without the
hazards or side effects of prescription sleeping pills. Melatonin may have
many other uses and it has been reported to make people feel better, strengthen
the immune system, and reduce free radicals in the body. The research are
underway to determine Melatonin's effect as an anti-oxidant, immuno-modulator
in cancer, or as a cure for delayed sleep-phase disorders, and jet lag.
Tests are still under way so there is much to still be learned about Melatonin
and its effects on the human body.