Solgar - Melatonin 3 mg. - 120 Nugget(s)
Solgar's Melatonin 3 mg Nuggets are terrific choice for people experiencing occasional sleeplessness, those with jet lag or anyone wanting to promote sound, quality sleep, Solgar's Melatonin are free of corn, yeast, wheat, soy, gluten, and dairy poducts and formulated without the use of artificial preservatives, flavors or colors. Suitable for vegetarians. Sugar and Salt Free. Solgar proudly introduces Melatonin 3 mg nuggets. Each nugget offers 3 mg of melatonin (as n-Acetyl-5-Methoxytryptamine) to nutritionally support sound sleep.
Melatonin is a hormone naturally secreted by the pineal gland in the brain. The pineal gland processes information about light and dark and relays it to cells throughout the body. It is lipophilic, or fat soluble, so it is able to cross any cell membrane and enter any tissue or cellular compartment. Its high lipophilicity allows it to transmit the signal of darkness to every cell in the body, acting as the eyes for each cell, organ, and tissue. This is why melatonin levels throughout the body are so important for promoting calm, restful sleep and a relaxed mood in the evening by supporting natural circadian rhythms.
Studies support melatonin's positive role in promoting sleep. In one particular study, healthy volunteers without sleep complaints were given either melatonin or a placebo; when melatonin was given, the time it took to fall asleep was decreased. Another study indicated melatonin had positive efects on sleep duration, self-reported sleepiness and fatigue, oral temperature, and sleep-onset latency.
Research indicates that melatonin plays a positive role in supporting those experiencing jet lag. Research also suggests that melatonin offers blood pressure support. Melatonin helps maintain nighttime blood pressure levels already within a normal range.
The Importance of Sleep
A good night's sleep helps you feel more rested, energetic, and focused, while a poor night's sleep contributes to feeling fatigued, irritable, and unable to concentrate. Despite this, most of us tend to treat sleep as a luxury - something that can be easily sacrificed to our demanding schedules. However, the oppisote is true. Sleep is vital to human health.
Studies show that sleep in uences many aspects of well-being, including:
- Blood Sugar
Poor sleep quality negatively affects the body's ability to precess blood sugar. Adults who do not get qulity sleep become less sensitive to insulin, the hormone that keeps levels of blood sugar balanced.
Lack of sleep has been shown to lower the body's resistance.
- Heart health
Sleep duration has an impact on heart health. Middle-aged adults who get more than seven hours of sleep are more likely to heave healthy, exible arteries than those who do not.
- Memory and Learning
Studies indicate that sleep benefits memory, learning, and cognitive performance.
The Five Stages of Sleep
- Stage 1: NREM (Non-Rapid Eye Movement)
Light Sleep. Slowing eye movement and muscle activity.
- Stage 2: NREM (Non-Rapid Eye Movement)
Non eye movement, Brain waves continue to slow and sleep spindles (rapid waves) sporadically occur.
- Stage 3: NREM (Non-Rapid Eye Movement)
Deep sleep, Delta waves begin and mix with smaller, faster waves.
- Stage 4: NREM (Non-Rapid Eye Movement)
Deep sleep. No muscle activity. Almost entirely delta waves.
- Stage 5: REM (Rapid Eye Movement)
Breathing becomes uneven. Rapid eye movement. Limb muscles become temporarily paralyzed. Increased heart rate and blood pressure.
How Much Sleep Is Enough Sleep?
- Adults: 7.9 hours (8 hours optimally)
- Teenagers: 9.5 hours
- Infants: 16 Hours
Healthy Tips for a Good Night's Sleep
To prepare for a good night's sleep:
- Turn the lights down about an hour before you go to bed so your internal clock knows it's nighttime.
- Avoid drinking anything alcoholic or caffeniated within six hours of going to bed.
- Keep your bedroom as dark and quiet as possible and maintian a comfortable room temperature.
- Try to stick to a regular schedule - go to bed and wake up at the same time each day.
What's So Special About Solgar's Sleep Products?
In a word, Quality. Everyone talks about quality, but at Solgar, it's not a word used casually it's a way of life. For more than 60 years, it has been their guiding principle. Everything they do - from choosing the finest natural raw materials, to state-of-the-art manufacturing, to the premium product that appears on the shelf-must meet their Gold Standard of exellence.
The Solgar Gold Standard
Solgar has been manufacturing fine quality nutritional supplements for over 60 years in an industry that is constantly evolving. Throughout these changes, we have never lost sight of our original mission - to provide consumers with the highest quality nutritional products and information to help promote optimal health. Our attention to detail from manufacturing through distribution has enabled us to set, maintain, and continually raise the Gold Standard for quality nutritional supplements, education, and service.
- Researched, Science-Based Products.
Solgar is known globally for producing innovative, science-based, efficacious products. All Solgar products have been thoroughly researched by their R & D department. Solgar has a team of experts dedicated exclusively to research. Solgar also sponsors research on existing and potential new products by donating funding, their products, and their experts to studies across the world.
- State-of-the-Art Manufacturing.
Solgar's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility meets pharmaceutical standards for machinery, procedures, quality control, and environmentalism. These standards exceed those required by the supplement industry, but Solgar feels they are necessary to provide their customers with the best quality products possible. With their own manufacturing, laboratory, and distribution facilities, Solgar ensures quality throughout the entire process.
- Quality Control.
Solgar has high standards for quality. Solgar has a rigorous quality control system in place to test products at every stage, from raw material to finished product. All materials coming into Solgar's facility are subject to stringent tests to ensure they are the highest quality; any that don't meet Solgar's standards are rejected and immediately sent back to their suppliers. A rarity in the industry, Solgar has its own on-site Quality Laboratory that ensures that each product leaving their door meets Solgar's Gold Standard™ for excellence. Solgar doesn't just do one test on their products. They do many.
- USP Water Purification System.
Solgar invested over $1 million in a state-of-the-art USP reverse osmosis water purification system - widely considered the finest type of filtration available. This isn't required by Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), but the Solgar Gold Standard™ requires that they have the best system possible.
- HEPA Air Filtration System.
All of the air that circulates through the Solgar facility passes through a bank of HEPA filters that remove 99.9% of airborne particulates. Both air and water samples are routinely tested in Solgar's in-house laboratory.
Solgar disassembles and cleans every piece of machinery after each formula change. In some cases, the equipment is broken down into hundreds of parts and may take up to eight hours to clean and reassemble. Solgar also uses food-grade, environmentally friendly cleaners to sanitize equipment between batches.
- Gluten Free.
Most Solgar products are gluten free.
- Kosher Certified.
Solgar selected KOF-K Kosher Supervision, an international organization that follows the strictest laws of the kosher observance, to certify Solgar's products.
- Halal Certified.
Solgar chose the Halal Food Authority (HFA), a U.K.-based organization that adheres to the strictest laws of Halal, to certify their products.
- Aqueous Coated Tablets.
Solgar was one of the first in the Natural Products Industry to integrate a natural, water-based coating for all of Solgar's coated-tablet products as an alternative to using the more common solvent-based coating agent, shellac (pharmaceutical glaze). This natural, water-based coating improves disintegration and dissolution, providing better absorption of the nutrients.
- Recyclable Amber Glass Bottles.
Solgar's 100% recyclable glass bottles are non-leaching, non-porous, and odorless. Although these "old style" medicine bottles cost more, Solgar uses them because they protect against heat, light, and moisture, thereby preserving nutrient potency.
Solgar's Commitment to Excellence
Solgar has been innovating and producing fine quality nutritional supplements since 1947. Our ongoing mission is to provide consumers with top- quality, innovative, science-based nutritional supplements to support their total health and well-being. They are committed to exclusively distributing our products in the natural products industry where knowledgeable retailers worldwide can guide consumers through the vast array of choices.
Solgar is founded and introduces its first high potency natural multivitamin with minerals.
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Solgar.com introduces nutritional information to the Internet. Solgar introduces Standardized Full Potency (SFP) Herbs - a full herbal selection to provide consumers with standardized active ingredients combined with the whole herb.
Omnium multivitamin with a substantial phytonutrient blend.
Solgar introduces KOF-K Kosher products. Solgar was one of the first nutritional supplement companies to switch to aqueous-based coating for improved disintegration, dissolution, and absorption of nutrients.
Solgar introduces its first certified Non-GMO (Not Genetically Modified) soy product. Solgar sponsors launch of nutritionfocus.org as an informational resource for consumers.
Solgar launches Skin, Nails, & Hair Advanced MSM Formula.
Solgar introduces Vision Guard Formula and Vitamin E Vegetarian Softgels.
Solgar introduces Nutri-NanoCoQ-10 3.1x Softgels bringing nanotechnology to the natural products industry.
Solgar introduces PM PhytoGen Complex.
Solgar introduces HFA Halal-certified products. Solgar introduces Folate (as Metafolin) 400 mcg and 800 mcg Tablets.
Solgar proudly introduces D3 5000 IU Vegetable Capsules and Acai Extract Brazilian Berry Softgels.
The Solgar Gold Standard extends beyond the finished product.They are fortunate to have the finest family - an entire team that shares the passion for quality just like Solgar's founders did. Their dedication can be found in every bottle. Their associates don't just make their vitamins, they take them as well.