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Melatonin is a hormone. It is not an herb, a vitamin, or a mineral. Hormones are naturally produced by your body as you need them.  Which means...
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It’s a hormone, a synthetically produced hormone. Most melatonin is not harvested from pineal glands. Our body produces melatonin, and most people...
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Melatonin is LIKELY SAFE for most adults when taken by mouth short-term or applied to the skin. It can cause some side effects including headache...
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Melatonin may not be safe for kids, so I wouldn't recommend giving it to him. It has been used in some kids in specific studies. However...
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Melatonin’s main job in the body is to regulate night and day cycles or sleep-wake cycles. Darkness causes the body to produce more melatonin, which...
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One milligram (mg) is equal to 1,000 micrograms (mcg). Therefore, if you were taking 300 micrograms of melatonin then you would need to find a...
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The following doses have been studied in scientific research:BY MOUTH:For insomnia: 0.3-5 mg at bedtime is a typical dose. In children with insomnia...
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I personally do not support giving a 3 year old melatonin. Melatonin, which is naturally occurring in the body, and manufactured artificially in...
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Melatonin is a hormone that plays a key role in body rhythms and jet lag. After the sun sets, the eyes perceive darkness and alert the hypothalamus...
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Melatonin does not help one fall into sleep, rather it releases melatonin levels in your...
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Melatonin actually has some data in regards to children dosing. Anywhere from 2-5 milligrams could be used in a child, but once again, we want to...
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My friend is taking Melatonin at night and her blood pressure meds in the am as per her doctor.
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Melatonin has been used for short-term treatment of trouble sleeping (insomnia) due to sleep cycle disorders and time changes ("jet lag"). This...
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Melatonin has been used for short-term treatment of trouble sleeping (insomnia) due to sleep cycle disorders and time changes ("jet lag"). This...
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when i was pregnant the doctor gave me a prescription antihistamine for sleep. talk to your doctor about it, they may tell you something safe to take...