Melatonin for a Good Night’s Sleep

Melatonin Promotes a Restful Sleep for Health

Life Extension® helps you get healthy restful sleep with our variety of melatonin products. Melatonin is a hormone made naturally by our bodies — but those who have trouble sleeping may not be producing enough of it at the right time. Life Extension® helps you get healthy restful sleep with our variety of melatonin products.

4 Reasons Why Everyone Should Take Our Melatonin Supplements

  • Promotes healthy, restful sleep
  • Helps balance circadian rhythm and immune function
  • Protects cellular DNA by inhibiting oxidative stress and free radicals
  • Available as time-released, fast-acting and multiple dosages

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Melatonin IR/XR

Supports restful sleep, immediate & extended release, 1.5 mg

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At Life Extension®, we understand that each of us have different needs, especially when it comes to sleep. Discover the variety of melatonin supplements available and learn which is best to fit your needs.

Immediate Release

Not everyone reacts the same to melatonin supplements. Some need stronger doses, while others require smaller amounts of this sleep promoting hormone. To provide you with the right melatonin supplement, we offer a variety of dosages and formulations. So no matter your needs, you’ll rest easy.

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Extended Release

We all have different needs, especially when it comes to sleep. For some staying asleep is an issue. And that‘s why we offer time-released melatonin products. These formulations slowly release melatonin, to help you have a sustained, restful sleep—all night long.

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Melatonin with added ingredients

Melatonin also has strong antioxidant properties which help the body beyond helping regulate sleep patterns. To boost these properties even further, we’ve formulated our melatonin supplements with vitamins and minerals that help reduce stress, provide antioxidant protection and more.

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Everyone reacts to melatonin differently. That’s why we offer doses that range from as low as 500 mcg up to 10 mg of this sleep promoting hormone. So whether you need a little or a lot, we have the perfect dose to help you get the rest you need for better health.

Melatonin IR/XR contains an innovative 50/50 blend of immediate- and extended-release melatonin to help you fall asleep quickly and stay asleep all night long. For those who are able to fall asleep, but aren’t able to stay asleep all night, Melatonin 6 Hour formula gradually releases melatonin to help you get a restful healthy sleep.

To help boost melatonin’s sleep inducing properties, we augmented some of our formulations with additional ingredients to promote relaxation, regulate sleep-wake cycles and help maintain whole-body health.

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What is melatonin?

Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone in your body that is produced by the pineal gland. You can thank your pineal gland for helping maintain your body's internal clock—signaling when it is time to wind down for the night and when to get up in the morning. As you age, your pineal gland may produce less melatonin—and that can mean you're not sleeping as much or as restfully as you should.

If you find yourself tossing and turning more than you'd like to, a melatonin supplement can help you get the ZZZs you need.

What does melatonin do?

Melatonin works together with your circadian rhythm, which helps support your natural sleep cycle. Jet lag, exposure to light at night, as well as natural dips in melatonin production that occur with age can all impact your circadian rhythm. Incorporating a melatonin supplement helps support that internal clock –so you can get you back to a regular sleep schedule.

How much melatonin should I take?

A high dose of melatonin isn't necessarily more effective than a lower one—everyone is unique, and a lower dosage might do the trick for you. Also consider an extended-release formula if your goal is an uninterrupted sleep session. Always speak with a doctor before starting a melatonin regimen as everyone has unique health needs. Additionally, make sure you read the label properly and don't take more than the recommended dosage.

How long does it take for melatonin to work?

Take melatonin 30 minutes to 1 hour before bedtime and make sure you are committed to going to sleep for the night. For optimal sleep, melatonin should be just one element of a regular nighttime ritual. In addition to supplements, try to make sure your head hits the pillow night after night at the same time and turn off screens (including your smartphone) an hour before bed.



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