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Finding The Best Quality Melatonin

27 September, 2023

Melatonin Supplements - Finding The Best Quality Melatonin

For many when it comes to getting a great night’s kip there's a lot more to it than simply counting sheep. With our stressful modern day lives and incessant screen scrolling, getting some quality shut eye has become a bit of a challenge.

There seems to be a million and one ways to improve your sleep from tucking into oily fish to filling your bedroom with plants. But what happens when these ‘sleep hacks’ don’t quite cut the mustard? If you have tried everything you can think of but still find yourself lying awake at night then melatonin could be the answer to your dreams (or lack thereof). 

But what are the benefits of buying melatonin supplements and why does the quality of the tablets you are buying matter so much? Let's explore how you find the best quality melatonin on the market.

First off, what are melatonin supplements and how do they work? 

Melatonin is a natural hormone released by your brain’s pineal gland that regulates your sleep. It works by keeping your circadian rhythm in check, responding to darkness, increasing its production in the evening making you sleepy and decreasing in the daytime so you feel more awake.

Not only does melatonin help you get to sleep faster and for longer but it also improves the overall quality of your sleep, so you wake up feeling rested and rejuvenated. Simply put, melatonin supplements work by topping up the levels of melatonin in your body to help you drift off peacefully to the land of nod.

So who should take melatonin? 

Buying melatonin supplements to increase your natural levels can be a great option and is extremely effective at getting your sleep cycle back in sync. This can apply whether you are suffering from some serious jet lag, a night owl that simply can’t switch off, or are struggling with sleep disorders like insomnia. 

When is the best time to take melatonin?

When taking melatonin it’s all about timing. Capsules should be taken 1 - 2 hours before bedtime and will start working within 30 minutes. 

Are melatonin capsules safe?

Melatonin is a safe and effective treatment for improving your sleep. Not only this, but unlike certain other sleep medications they aren’t additive and won’t leave you feeling groggy come sunrise. The recommended dose is 3mg, which can be steadily increased to a daily dose of 6mg if necessary. You can find out more about the science behind melatonin in our blog on the subject. 

Finding your (circadian) rhythm

While lacking rhythm on the dancefloor is unlikely to cause more than a mild case of hangxiety come morning, if your circadian rhythms are out of whack it can lead to some very serious health consequences. The benefits of a good night sleep are plentiful - not only will it make you less of a grouch in the morning but it also boosts your immune system, brain power and overall mental health.

Getting better beauty sleep 

There are many reasons why you could be struggling to get your forty winks, from external factors like too much exposure to artificial light to medical reasons such as melatonin levels naturally decreasing with age. There are many signs to look out for to know whether you need to improve your sleep quality. This can include taking longer than 30 minutes to fall asleep after going to bed, regularly waking up in the middle of the night or taking longer than 20 minutes to get back to sleep when you do.

There are natural ways to increase your melatonin levels such as shutting off your phone before bed or eating more nuts, eggs and diary (and even sleeping naked). But sometimes you need something that is just a little more effective. If limiting your screen time, drinking a hot cup of cocoa or putting on some comfy PJs is not doing it for you then melatonin supplements may be the way forward, and making sure they are good quality is a must. 

Why good ingredients matter 

When buying melatonin, there are so many options. But beware! Not all melatonin is created equal, and purchasing low quality, unregulated supplements online is never a good idea. Not only can they contain cheap fillers but the dosage can vary greatly from what they claim and can even cause nightmares.

Melatonin should only ever be prescribed by qualified medical practitioners and when choosing where to purchase your supplements make sure to do your research. Find out where your melatonin is sourced and make sure that the ingredients are high quality and from a reputable source. Particularly take care and try to avoid tablets sourced from outside of the UK. These could be imported from afar and may not be subject to the same regulations or quality standards that would be expected when buying Melatonin.

At Hormones and You our prescriptions only contain UK regulated pharmaceutical-grade

melatonin capsules that are made from pure GMP-standard ingredients to ensure their maximum effectiveness and peace of mind for you. Our personalised bioidentical formulation means that our melatonin has the exact same chemical structure to the melatonin produced in the body, giving you a more natural way to rebalance your hormones and catch those Zs.

Unlike more synthetic melatonin on the market, our bioidentical based supplements are made using plant based ingredients allowing for better absorption and less side effects - so you won’t lose a wink of sleep. 

Want to sleep better than a baby? Start an online consultation with us now. 

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