MELATONINMelatonin is a potent antioxidant. It has an anti-inflammatory action and also regulates fat cells. Receptors for Melatonin are present in the brain, cardiovascular system, liver, intestine, and kidneys, so melatonin clearly works across many systems. Produced in the pineal gland in the brain, Melatoninhelps control sleep-wake cycles. The primary medical use for it is to treat sleep disorders. NutraKey Melatonin is a drug-free sleep aid and may help establish normal sleep patterns.*MELATONIN - A POWERFUL ALL NATURAL SLEEP AIDMelatonin is generally only released during the sleep cycle. Dark and low light conditions at night signal the pineal gland to begin secreting Melatonin, which causes relaxation necessary for healthy, restful sleep. It works against harmful free radicals when we sleep which is necessary to prevent illness and disease. Melatonin has proven to be twice as active as vitamin E, believed to be the most lipophilic antioxidant.*NECESSARY FOR HEALTHY SLEEPInadequate Melatonin levels are associated with poor sleeping habits, which can lead to a host of health issues. Sleep is important for brain function, sense of well-being, and healing muscle tissue. A healthy sleep cycle leads to good health in all areas of life.*DIRECTIONS FOR USETake 1 serving (1 capsule) 30 to 40 minutes before bedtime with water. It is not recommended to take Melatonin during waking hours as it promotes relaxation and drowsiness. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERSARE THERE ANY PRESCRIPTION DRUG INTERACTIONS WITH MELATONIN?Melatonin should be used with caution when combined with medications, including: antidepressants, antianxiety medications, diabetes medications, narcotics, blood pressure medication, and asthma medication. If you are using these or any other medications, please consult with your physician prior to using melatonin.**Do not use melatonin unless advised by a physician if you are pregnant, attempting to become pregnant or nursing, or have a chronic disease, including hypertension (high blood pressure) or diabetes, or if you have an endocrine, auto-immune, depressive, bleeding, or seizure disorder. Do not take melatonin while operating a motor vehicle or machinery.CAN I GIVE THIS PRODUCT TO MY CHILD?This product is not intended for people under the age of 18. We would recommend discussing any sleep disorders that your child is experiencing with your pediatrician.CAN I TAKE THIS PRODUCT IF I AM TAKING TRANQUILIZERS?If you are under medical supervision, or are taking any tranquilizers or sedatives, seek the advice of your health care professional prior to use.