Melatonin is a natural hormone made by your body's pineal (pih-knee-uhl) gland, a pea-sized gland located right in the middle of the brain, next to the Hypothalamus. During the day the pineal is inactive. When the sun goes down and darkness occurs, the pineal gland is "turned on" by the so-called Suprachiasmatic Nucleus (SCN) and begins to actively produce melatonin, which is released into the blood. Usually, this occurs at around 9 pm. As a result, melatonin levels in the blood rise sharply and you begin to feel less alert, sleep becomes more inviting. Melatonin levels stay elevated for about 12 hours - all through the night - before the light of a new day makes them fall back to low daytime levels by about 9 am. Magnesium and melatonin work together. Magnesium helps the body’s melatonin production. Think of magnesium as the body’s relaxer - of muscle and mind. Magnesium suppresses the release of stimulating catecholamines. This means magnesium deficiency leads to more stimulation = less relaxation. Dosage recommendations: Dosage of Magnesium Glycinate + Melatonin can be tailored to your personal needs. Some individuals might initially feel a bit foggy, when taking 2 or 3 capsules, so they could just try 1 capsule at night. If you have problems falling asleep, take 1 to 3 capsules about an hour before bedtime, so that you have it working at full activity, by the time you are going to bed. If you have problems staying asleep, take 1 to 3 caps as late as possible, when the head hits the pillow. This way it will last longer through the night. If you have problems falling and staying asleep, you could take 1 capsule about one hour before bedtime, plus two more capsules right when you go to bed.
- BETTER SLEEP: Magnesium is a mineral that we should get from our diet, while melatonin is a hormone naturally produced by our body. Magnesium calms your nerves, while melatonin controls your brain’s sleep-wake cycle. Combined they result in a long night’s sleep leaving you feeling refreshed and rested
- STRESS AND ANXIETY: It’s hard to fall asleep if you feel anxious or stressed. Magnesium helps your body maintain healthy levels of GABA, a neurotransmitter that slows down the communication in your brain and central nervous system, helping you relax, de-stress, and ultimately, fall asleep
- DIGESTION AND GUT HEALTH: Magnesium is important for gut health by helping to relax muscles in the stomach and intestines, neutralize stomach acids, and promote a healthy digestive tract. It can also aid to relieve uncomfortable conditions, such as constipation and heartburn
- MUSCLE HEALTH: Magnesium works in combination with other essential vitamins and minerals like calcium and potassium. It plays a key role in how well your muscles, including your heart, function, by helping them to contract and as a result, produce energy and protein
- PMS RELIEF: If you struggle with PMS symptoms like anxiety, fatigue, cramps and headaches, then consider trying Magnesium Glycinate with Melatonin. It has been shown to be effective in positively helping lower prostaglandins, detoxifying estrogens and easing menstrual cramps, which is why it can help relieve PMS