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How Much Melatonin Should a Sleep Aid Have?

February 27, 2020 3 min read

How Much Melatonin Should a Sleep Aid Have?

Melatonin is a buzzword in the supplement community and even more so when referring to sleep aids. While most of us have a general idea of what melatonin does to the body, we fail to understand a few important aspects of melatonin supplementation. Before jumping into how much melatonin is necessary for sleep, it is important to understand what melatonin does to the body and where it comes from.

In this article, we’ll dive deeper into how melatonin affects the body, where it’s synthesized naturally, at what dosage melatonin is effective for help with sleep-related issues, and more.

How does melatonin affect the body?

Melatonin helps the body regulate the cycle of being asleep and awake. When more light is present, melatonin levels decrease signaling to the brain that it is time to prepare to be awake. In contrast, when less light is present the inverse takes place with an increase in melatonin signaling to the brain that it is time to prepare for sleep.

Where & how is melatonin made in the body?

While many tissues in the body produce melatonin the main producer is the pineal gland in the brain. This process takes place as melatonin is synthesized from serotonin which is preceded by serotonin’s synthesis from tryptophan hydroxylase.

When should I take melatonin for sleep?

For those that have trouble falling asleep it is recommended that a sleep aid containing melatonin be taken roughly 30-minutes prior to your ideal sleep time. Reason being that melatonin reaches its maximum concentration in the blood 30-minutes after ingestion.

How much melatonin should I look for in a supplement?

Dosages between 1-5mg are recommended for adults who are having trouble sleeping. Taking an elevated dosage of melatonin, if the desired results have not been seen, is not recommended and can be harmful. Our sleep aid,Shut Eye, contains 5mg of melatonin per serving along with a perfect blend of ingredients like Valerian root, L-Theanine, GABA, and more to ensure a healthy and restorative sleep cycle.

Why can’t I just take Melatonin?

What you’re getting? How much melatonin is actually in it? Common fillers. Melatonin sourcing. What does melatonin address?

What Are Our Customers Saying About Our Sleep Aid, Shut Eye?

We are all users and champions for natural sleep aids. While we can’t say much about other natural sleep aids, our customers are pretty satisfied with our all-natural sleep aid, Shut Eye:

After a long time of trying other sleep aids, this one finally [relaxes] me and doesn’t make me lazy or sleepy when I wake up the next day.” – Monica


“Finally an herbal supplement that actually works for sleep! I’ve replaced the prescription drugs with Shut Eye, and am so excited. Great product!” – KL

“Very good and effective, after trying many other options I finally found a supplement that helps you sleep!”
 – Angelique

Finding the right routine, diet, and supplements can lead to a highly efficient and happy lifestyle. The proper research and consultation on all of these pillars of healthy living are also key to ensuring you’re setting yourself up for success based on your needs and not those of others. At Nuvana, we believe in our supplements and stand by our rigorous ingredient selection, formulation, and production. 

Take a look at our all-natural sleep aid Shut Eye, and if it doesn’t work out for you we’ll give you your money back. No questions asked!

Ike Pyun
Ike Pyun

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