Life Extension – Melatonin 6-Hour Timed Release 3 mg. – 60 Vegetarian Tablets
Fall Asleep Quickly and Stay Asleep with 6 Hour MelatoninLife Extension Melatonin tablets are the natural way to help you fall asleep faster. These tablets work quickly to help you fall asleep, stay asleep and wake up feeling rested. Melatonin is a natural sleep aid that helps you sleep more soundly and get the most out of your rest. An increased quality of sleep allows your body time to recharge and has been shown to increase metabolism, improve skin and lead to more energy throughout the day. Never lay in bed struggling to fall asleep again. This unique 6 hour time release formula is uniquely formulated to provide benefits throughout a long-lasting time period to help you achieve your best night’s sleep. Life Extension Melatonin tablets are a natural, drug free way to promote relaxation and sleep. They are free from allergens such as egg, gluten, nuts, sugar and wheat to make a safe addition to many different health plans. Simply consume one vegetarian tablet 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime to encourage healthy sleep.
The Ultimate Sleep Aid in Natural FormRid any sleep problems without the use of drugs or medication. These Life Extension Melatonin Tablets are a natural sleep aid that help you fall asleep quickly, stay asleep, and wake up feeling rested. There is nothing more frustrating that feeling like you waste time each night trying to fall asleep. With Melatonin’s support, you may never have to waste time lying awake in bed again. Once you are asleep, Life Extension tablets promote sound sleep with their unique six-hour time release formula, so you can wake up with ease after a good night’s rest.
Enjoy the Benefits of a Sound Sleep All Night LongGetting a good night’s rest has more benefits than just relaxation. Studies have shown that getting quality sleep each night may increase metabolism, improve skin, help you wake feeling more rested, reduce depression, and improve overall mood. Provide your body with the time it needs each night to recharge and rejuvenate with the aid of melatonin. Taking on tablet just 30 to 60 minutes before bed is all you need to get started on a great night’s sleep.
Supports Healthy DNA and Immune FunctionMelatonin is a naturally produced hormone that supports more than just relaxation. This natural substance helps trigger T-cells, which activate various immune cells to promote healthy, strong activity within your immune system. In addition, Melatonin acts as a natural antioxidant. Each Life Extension tablet provides your body with healthy protection against damaging free radicals, especially the peroxynitrite free radical. Melatonin enhances support against these damaging atoms that can damage healthy cells, providing particularly essential protection to the DNA cells.
Unique 6 Hour Time Release FormulaWith Life Extension, not only will you benefit from the immediate support of melatonin when trying to fall asleep, but these powerful tablets will help you sleep soundly all night long. Each tablet is created to provide long-lasting support throughout the night by releasing this powerful hormone evenly throughout a six-hour time period.
Just One Vegetarian Tablet Before BedLife Extension Melatonin supplements are each powerfully packed with natural melatonin in easy to consume tablets. Selecting and consuming a sleep aid has never been easier. With a supplement that is created using natural ingredients and free from many common allergens, such as egg, gluten, nut, sugar and wheat, you’ll feel confident adding Melatonin with nearly any daily health plan.
Increase your sleep and rest, and battle insomnia with Life Extension Melatonin 6-Hour Timed Release 3mg. Melatonin releases from the pineal gland, reaching its peak at night to help maintain healthy cell division in tissues throughout the body. Secretion of melatonin declines significantly with age, as the pineal gland becomes calcified. Jet lag, shift work, and poor vision can disrupt melatonin cycles.
Melatonin keeps our circadian cycle in tune as it communicates with the body’s cells. Not only does this hormone work to maintain cell health, it appears to regulate a system of self-repair and regeneration. As this hardworking hormone diminishes with age, our biological functions are impaired. In addition to its hormone actions, melatonin also has strong antioxidant properties. Melatonin directly scavenges both hydroxyl and peroxyl free radicals, and it does so more effectively than most other antioxidants and it also greatly potentiates the efficiency of other endogenous and exogenous antioxidants. Melatonin is especially important for the inhibition of peroxynitrite free radical reactions the protection of cellular DNA against peroxynitrite damage. Many people use melatonin to help improve sleep. Some research has found that melatonin increases the speed of falling asleep and adds to the quality of sleep in about 60% of people who use it.
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Life Extension Frequently Asked Questions
What are Life Extension's quality control standards?
Life Extension uses only premium quality vitamins and other ingredients. Their dedication to excellence insists that their nutritional supplements meet the highest standards and criteria.
That is why Life Extension insists on purchasing only the highest quality raw materials from all over the world, primarily from leading US, Japanese and European sources. Life Extension goes one step further by using advanced analytical methods, such as high-performance liquid chromatography and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, to ensure their products meet label claims for potency and purity. Life Extension tests its raw materials using US Pharmacopeia and other exacting pharmaceutical assay standards.
Why are Life Extension's nutritional supplements more advanced than other dietary supplements?
The unique ingredients included in Life Extension's products are often years ahead of the products sold by commercial vitamin companies. Life Extension scientists analyze thousands of scientific studies every week to make sure their health-promoting formulas include the most advanced life extending ingredients in the world. The Foundation interacts with the world's foremost gerontology researchers in order to obtain inside information about antiaging breakthroughs before these findings are published. The Life Extension Foundation funds the most advanced anti-ischemia laboratory in the world, where antioxidant vitamins, hormones, and pharmaceutical agents are used to prevent free radical induced cellular damage.
Are Life Extension's vitamins natural or synthetic?
Life Extension carries a combination of natural and synthetic vitamins and supplements. Some advertising statements would have them believe that "natural" is better, but natural supplements in some instances contain impurities such as pollen and naturally occurring hormones that can cause problems for some people. Synthetic nutrients are manufactured to be chemically identical (with the exception of vitamin E) to those extracted from natural sources, and are the most pure nutrient vitamins.
What does Life Extension do to ensure the quality of its products?
They focus on three specific areas.
Does the label accurately list exactly what’s in the bottle?
Yes. All active ingredients from patented, scientifically validated raw materials as well as final, finished products are verified using advanced analytical methods such as HPLC (highperformance liquid chromatography), MS (mass spectrometry), etc., to ensure each and every product accurately meets label claims in strict compliance with their demanding product specifications.
When it comes to supplements, is cost an indicator of quality?
Where Life Extension is concerned, yes. Patented materials validated in scientific studies cost more — period. In contrast with many commercial brands focused on driving up margins by using the cheapest raw materials available, Life Extension collaborates with raw material suppliers who invest in scientific validation of their ingredients, which increases material costs. With Life Extension products, you get the quality you pay for.
What are the “Other Ingredients” on the label, and why are they important?
They are inactive ingredients (excipients) that play a number of critical, essential roles in the manufacturing process including:
Why do some companies refer to these excipients as a threat to your health?
Claiming any product is “pure and free of excipients” can be deceptive advertising, too frequently used to draw attention away from inferior active ingredients! The right inactive ingredients used in the right way do important things … like ensuring that a tablet disintegrates in your GI tract rather than just passing through your system without benefit, or keeping a product from breaking down and being susceptible to microbes. Take Life Extension blueberry extract, for example. It contains AuroraBlue wild-harvested, Alaskan blueberries. To retain their nutritional complexity, these berries are freeze-dried and carefully milled for capsule formulation. But being a whole fruit raw material, it tends to want to reconstitute itself with moisture, which would make it a breeding ground for bacteria. So Life Extension uses a drying excipient to keep the milled blueberry material dry, so it can safely deliver its superior nutritional value compared with other, less costly blueberry extracts in most commercial formulations.
All of the excipients Life Extension uses have earned GRAS (“Generally Regarded As Safe”) status. In many cases not using them compromises final product quality! Excipients are used in nutritional supplements to ensure uniform density of complex active materials, to achieve even dispersion of active ingredients, and to promote appropriate disintegration and/or dissolution of active ingredients inside your body.
Should I be concerned about the use of stearic acid?
Stearic acid functions as a flow agent in the manufacture of quality products, and stearic acid also occurs naturally in the foods you eat. For example, four ounces of dark chocolate contain 3,625 mg of stearic acid; a cup of kidney beans contains 1,655 mg of stearic acid; an ounce of raw ground beef (grass-fed) contains 2,063 mg of stearic acid; and a half pound of lean raw turkey contains 1,642 mg of stearic acid. Even a tablespoon of allspice contains 1,513 mg of stearic acid! Life Extension supplements, on the other hand, typically contain no more than 10 mg per capsule. They always use the lowest level of magnesium stearate possible.
Should I be concerned that products with soybean oil or lecithin are a source of phytoestrogens?
While it is true that soy isoflavones are phytoestrogens, the amount in soybean oil or lecithin is so minute, the USDA lists it in foods as having zero value for isoflavones. To give you a frame of reference, Life Extension’s Ultra Natural Prostate contains 4 mg of lecithin which supplies only about 0.006 mg of soy isoflavones!
Should I be concerned with the usage of genetically modified plants (GMOs)?
Soybeans are an example of a crop that has used extensive genetic engineering to increase crop yield. The reality is that soybean oil and soy lecithin are highly processed derivatives of soy, far removed from their soy origin. Genetic modification doesn’t alter the entire plant, only a specific gene. Thus, specific molecules like soy lecithin are the same whether they come from a GMO or non-GMO soy source. However, due to their sensitivity to customer concerns, products with corn and soy-based active ingredients are in process of having the labels updated to list when soy and corn-derived active ingredients have been certified to be from non-GM food crops.
Does the gelatin used in softgels and capsules contain MSG?
Gelatin does not contain MSG, but does contain about 0.05 grams of glutamic acid in one softgel. You ingest about 120 times more glutamic acid in a serving of asparagus, cabbage or tomatoes!
What’s the difference between tablets, capsules and softgels?
Sophisticated products require sophisticated delivery systems. The best companies choose the most effective finished form based on the characteristics of the raw materials, and the desired disintegration or dissolution characteristics of the finished product and the active ingredients.
Why aren’t Life Extension products organic?
The word “organic” conveys the perception of quality to consumers. But it actually relates to foods that are grown rather than products that are formulated. Many of their scientifically validated raw materials are not produced organically. Rather, their mandate includes rigorous testing and scrupulous processing. The objective is purity, both in terms of our raw materials and their finished products.