What You Should Know
Nature’s Bounty Melatonin offers a gentle push into Neverland. The supplement supports healthy sleep habits, which may be more important than the dieter thinks. Sleep is the time when the body recovers from the day’s stresses. Weight loss is a constant state of stress. As metabolism increases more free radicals are produced. The body must work overtime to counteract the effects of free radical damage. Melatonin is not an antioxidant, but it does work to help the dieter sleep better so the body can naturally heal. Melatonin can safely be taken daily or for occasional sleeplessness, according to Nature’s Bounty. We find that most natural supplements are best taken on a regular basis for optimal effects. This does not include natural laxative or stimulants.
List of Ingredients
Melatonin as n-Acetyl-5-Methoxytryptamine.
According to the product directions, Nature’s Bounty Melatonin can be taken any time the dieter needs to get a better night’s rest. This statement is supported by various clinical studies and medical websites. Dieters can taken up to 20 mg of melatonin depending on the sleep problems being treated and the effect of melatonin on the dieter. Nature’s Bounty Melatonin is not available in 20 mg doses, but multiple smaller doses can be taken at bed time. As is the case with all natural supplements, the dieter needs to talk with a physician before taking high doses of melatonin.
Melatonin may cause drowsiness, so the dieter should not take the supplement before driving or operating machinery. Morning sleepiness is a common side effect. Other side effects of melatonin may include dreaming and lower than normal body temperature. These side effects will not go away with regular use. The only cure for melatonin side effects is to stop taking the supplement. Nature’s Bounty Melatonin and other forms of the supplement are generally considered safe for short-term and long-term use with no lasing side effects.
Melatonin does not cure sleep problems. It may help the dieter fall asleep and stay asleep, but if there is an underlying problem, it will not cure that problem. Medical attention is required to treat a medical condition causing insomnia.
- The supplement is far cheaper than some over the counter sleep medications.
- Does not cause lasting side effects.
- Safe for regular or intermittent use.
- May help dieters sleep better so the body can recover from the stresses of dieting.
- Some side effects may not be pleasant.
- Does not treat the cause of insomnia or sleep problems.
- Will not directly increase weight loss.
Losing weight is not a linear journey. The body works in a multitude of ways. Recovery from the day’s exercise and dieting happens during sleep. If the dieter is not sleeping properly, Nature’s Bounty Melatonin may help the dieter sleep better. This supplement is not likely strong enough to counteract the increase in alertness associated with taking stimulants. If the dieter takes stimulants too late at night, the effects of melatonin may be reduced.