Natrol Melatonin + 5-HTP Advanced is scientifically formulated to solve the three most common sleep problems: a racing mind, difficulty falling asleep and difficulty sleeping through the night. It uses a bi-layer tablet technology to release each ingredient at the optimal time. One layer immediately releases 5-HTP and Melatonin to help you relax and fall asleep. The second layer contains a Controlled Release Melatonin to help you sleep through the night.†
Q: What is Melatonin?
A: Also known as the “sleep hormone,” melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone produced by the pineal gland in the brain. It regulates your sleep-wake cycle, telling your body when it’s time for sleep.
Q: What is 5-HTP?
A: 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) is a drug-free and naturally occurring plant-derived amino acid that participates in the body’s synthesis of serotonin. 5-HTP is the direct precursor to serotonin.†
Q: What does “Time Release” mean?
A: Natrol’s Time Release tablets are formulated so they release slowly over a certain time period.
Q: Why should I use the “Time Release” delivery method?
A: Time Release tablets enable your body to have a more consistent release of our formulas and may result in taking fewer tablets.†
Q: Can I cut the Melatonin tablet in half?
A: No, it will ruin the time release action.
Q: What are the possible side effects I might experience from taking Melatonin?
A: The most common side effects associated with melatonin include headache, stomach discomfort, morning grogginess, daytime "hangover" or feeling of a "heavy head." If you feel groggy, heavy headed or a hangover feeling, you are probably taking too much for your body or are taking it too late at night. Give yourself a couple of days off and try a lower milligram.
Q: Who should not use Melatonin?
A: If you are taking medication, have any medical condition, are pregnant or lactating, have an autoimmune condition or depressive disorder, consult a physician before using this product. Do not take while operating machinery or driving a vehicle. Not for use by children under 4 years of age. Consult a physician before use in children.
Q: What is the maximum amount of Melatonin I can take each day?
A: Experts indicate that short-term use (i.e., 3 months or less) of melatonin in a daily amount of 10 mg does not raise concern of harm for healthy adults. Long term use at this dosage requires recommendation and supervision by a health care professional. Individual results will vary using melatonin and sometimes taking less is better.
Q: When is the best time to take Melatonin?
A: It is recommended to take melatonin 20-30 minutes before you are planning to go to sleep.
Q: Can I become addicted to Melatonin?
A: Natrol Melatonin is a non-habit forming sleep aid and is not a drug.
Q: Is Natrol Melatonin vegetarian?
A: Yes, Natrol Melatonin is 100% vegetarian.
Natrol® 5-HTP is a 100% drug-free way to promote a calm and relaxed mood by enabling the body’s synthesis of Serotonin, the chemical messenger that greatly helps in enhancing mood. Natrol’s unique fast dissolve form enables faster absorption and can be taken anytime, anywhere. No water needed.†