Half to one, (maximum two) 3mg tablets at bedtime only. Only use Melatonin when you are prepared to sleep and have the light switched off, this is because light entering the eye destroys melatonin.
Melatonin is one of the least toxic substances known. People have taken as much as 6 grams (600 to 3000 times the normal dosage) of the substance in carefully monitored studies with no sign of toxicity. Only four complaints regarding melatonin have been report to the FDA (USA's Food and Drug Administration). The only consistent side effect of high doses has been drowsiness and a slower reaction time. In the most extensive clinical trial to date a high dose of 75 milligrams of melatonin per day was given to 1400 women in the Netherlands for up to four years with no ill effects. The FDA reports that in the more than two years melatonin has been available for sale over-the-counter in the United States, no alarming side effects have been reported.
When should the dosage be administered?
Melatonin should only be taken at night time, usually about thirty minutes prior to going to bed. If you are travelling on a long trip you may want to take a dosage prior to getting on your flight and a higher dosage pill prior to going to bed. If you commonly sleep during the night, melatonin should not normally be taken during the day - and vice versa - because melatonin plays a role in setting the body's daily clock.
Persons taking prescription medication and pregnant or lactating women should consult a physician before using this product. Long-term use of this product should be supervised and monitored by a health care professional.
This product and its statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease. The above information is provided under the supplying company's terms and conditions and should not replace the advice of your personal physician.
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