Knock-Out Melatonin with Theanine and Valerian
Knock-Out Melatonin with Theanine and Valerian, 50 Tablets by SCHIFF VITAMINS | 020525127822 Schiff Melatonin with Theanine and Valerian
Melatonin is a metabolic hormone made in the pineal gland, retina, and intestines. Melatonin is released into the blood stream by the pineal gland (which resides in the brain) to set your body's biological clock and initiate sleep.** Darkness stimulates the pineal gland and causes it to produce more melatonin. Day light stops your body's production of melatonin. Melatonin helps to promote healthy sleep patterns.** Melatonin also protects cells from free radical damage, and directs the release of growth and sex hormones.**
Theanine is believed to be the primary component of green tea that provides a relaxing effect.** Theanine is an amino acid derivative of glutamine. Oral doses of 50 and 200 mg of theanine given to healthy volunteers promoted alpha brain wave production.** Alpha waves are associated with a calm mental state. Theanine helps to induce a state of calm relaxation.**
Valerian is known for its calming effects, and also used as a sleep aid.** GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter (message sender) in the brain. GABA plays a role in regulating sleep-wake cycles, and is involved in initiation of sleep. Melatonin, theanine and Valerian extracts all interact with the GABA receptor.**
For best results, take one (1) tablet at bedtime or as recommended by a health care professional.
Not intended for use by pregnant or lactating women, individuals with autoimmune conditions, depressive disorders, endocrine disorders, serious illness, or other drug use. Seek advice from your health care practitioner prior to use if under medical supervision, taking tranquilizers or sedatives, or taking more than 10mg of melatonin per day. Do not use before or while operating a motor vehicle or heavy machinery, or if engaged in activities requiring mental alertness. Not to be taken by individuals under the age of 18.
Valerian extract has a naturally occurring pungent odor.
Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place with lid tightly closed.