Melatonin Pharmanord

Melatonin, 3mg Tablets

Melatonin, 3mg Tablets

Melatonin is a hormone derived from the amino acid- tryptophan that is well known for improving sleep quality by encouraging the onset, duration and sleep/ wake patterns. It helps maintain the tune of the circadian rhythm, but can be affected by jet lag and shift work. It also declines naturally with age.

Evidence also suggests it can be beneficial in fertility as the circadian rhythm is linked to the menstrual cycle and release of female reproductive hormones. It seems to also function as an antioxidant and reduce the oxidative stress of the actual fertility treatment on the gametes and embryos leading to better treatment outcomes. It is also known to support immune health and increase egg quality.

Though produced naturally in the absence of natural light at night, there is some indication that light in the blue wavelengths (common in smartphone/ PC screens and LED lights) can reduce the rise in melatonin. This adds further support of its use as a supplement.

Melatonin is currently unlicensed and available only on prescription in the UK, although it is considered a supplement in many other countries including the US where it tends to be used on professional recommendation.

Directions:
Dose:
Fertility: One tablets daily 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime
- Recommended to take before egg retrieval during IVF
- Take up until you get a positive pregnancy test
- Seek advise if still trying for a natural pregnancy before use

*Jetlag: One to Two tablets daily for a maximum of five days
- Take first tablet on arrival at destination at your usual bed time
- Repeat on the following day, but not before 20:00hrs or after 4.00hrs
- Take whole with water and not within 2 hours of eating
- Take no more than 16 treatment courses in one year
-  A Pack of 30 can last 3 to 4 courses

Caution:
  • Do not exceed recommended dose
  • Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged
  • Seek advice  from the pharmacist if on other medications, have a medical condition, are trying to get pregnant or are breast-feeding
  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Do not take alcohol, drive or operate machinery after taking
  • Keep out of reach of children

Additional Tips to Avoid Jet Lag
  • Before travel try going to bed at a time closer to the destination bedtime
  • Try to make sure you have enough sleep in the days before you travel
  • Keep as calm and relaxed as possible during travel
  • Drink plenty to stay well hydrated
  • Avoid more than a little alcohol
  • Move around during the flight when you can
  • Adjust the time on your watch to the destination time at the start of the journey
  • Sleep during the journey if travelling West
  • On arrival try to sleep and eat at destination times
  • Try to avoid naps in the day
  • Spend time outdoors where natural light helps with adjustment
30 - £23.00

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