People who frequently face trouble falling asleep are generally familiar with the term Melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that is naturally secreted by our body during the dark. It is produced by a pea-sized gland called the pineal gland located in the centre of our brain. Pineal gland starts releasing Melatonin in the evening after sunset. The rising levels of melatonin in our body then make us fall asleep every night. For most of the night these levels stay elevated and then they start to drop early in the morning as the sun rises, consequently we wake up. The amount of melatonin pineal gland makes in your body depends on two factors. One is your circadian rhythm (body’s internal clock), and the second is the amount of light you are exposed to everyday.
Now days we have to adjust our sleep timings according to our office hours, which are generally out of sync with our circadian rhythm. Further use of mobile phones and laptops has become a necessity, and hence we are overly exposing ourselves to the blue light every day. Consequently the melatonin levels in our body drops which lead us to many sleep disorders. Erratic lifestyle, long travelling and continuous stress make it even worse. Also melatonin levels starts falling with age, which makes insomnia a common problem among elderly people, which takes a toll on their health.
Sleep is a vital indicator of overall health and well being. Proper sleep is a necessity for proper functioning of our body. The best sleeping habits are consistent, healthy routines that allow all of us, regardless of our age, to meet our sleep needs every night, and keep fresh and energetic throughout the day.
Hence in order to deal with all these sleep disorders many people opt to take organic health supplements that are rich in melatonin. This is surely a better choice as compared to allopathic drugs as the later can lead you to hazardous side effects.
The well known brand of health supplements Zenith Nutrition has introduced one such product with the name Zenith Nutrition Melatonin 3mg capsules. Like all other product by Zenith Nutrition, this product also comes in a sealed white coloured opaque plastic bottle with screw lid. These capsules come in bottles of two sizes; the smaller one contains 60 capsules and the larger bottle contains 120 capsules. The capsules are white in colour and come with GMP assured quality. As these capsules are vegetarian, they are suitable for everyone. Moreover they are free from Sugar, Lactose, Flavour, Salt, Gluten, Colour, Fish and other preservatives which mean they are safe for anyone who is prone to allergies as well.
Besides treating sleep disorders like jet lag, insomnia, seasonal depression, and promoting a good quality sleep, Melatonin is involved in many glandular biological functions in our body. It is a powerful free radical scavenger, even better than vitamin C. It helps you defy age as it rejuvenates your skin at cellular levels. It helps in maintaining a healthy gastrointestinal lining and a strong immune system. So including just one capsule in your daily regimen is beneficial for your overall health. It is better to take it 1 hour before going to bed, and switch off the lights, as melatonin start working in the dark.
It is better for pregnant women and nursing mothers to avoid this supplement. Diabetics, hypoglycemics and people with known medical conditions or under certain medication must consult their physician before taking this Melatonin supplement. Although there are no serious side effects of this supplement, but its overdose can cause headache and upset stomach. As a note of caution, over reliance on these supplements for falling asleep will trigger the urge for higher dosages and could lead to addiction, which has to be avoided. All in all, it is a good health supplement by Zenith Nutrition and comes with noticeable results.
This review is sponsored by Zenith Nutrition
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