Please note these have been rebranded, they are now called “Extended release”, but it is still the same formulation, just a different name.
Kirkman’s Slo-Release Melatonin Tablets 2.5mg are small, flavourless tablets to aid in gentle sleep support. Designed to be swalloed one hour before bedtime. Slo-Release melatonin is appropriate for people who find it difficult to stay asleep/frequent waking. (If falling asleep is your main issue, you might like to try the Melatonin 3mg fast release chewable tablets).
Melatonin supplementation is used principally to help people to sleep and may help to reduce the effects of jet-lag. Each bottle contains 150 tablets. Melatonin can be started and stopped at any time (you don’t need to wean on or off). Tablets are gluten free.
Kirkman® offers melatonin in a special “Slo-Release” matrix that releases melatonin gradually over a period of 2-4 hours.
Melatonin is a hormone secreted in the human body by the pineal gland. It is manufactured in that gland from serotonin. It is believed that manufacturing and secreting melatonin is the sole function of the pineal gland.
Melatonin supplementation is used principally for:
– Helping people to sleep
– Reducing the effects of jet-lag
Low melatonin levels are considered a very common cause of sleeplessness.
These tablets must be swallowed whole. They may not be crushed or dissolved in liquids because that would destroy the “Slo-Release” matrix that lengthens the tablet’s dissolution time. They may be swallowed with food such as applesauce, mashed potatoes or peanut butter followed by some water.
Sugar, soy, wheat, casein, gluten, milk, egg, preservatives, yeast, gelatin, flavorings, colorings, peanuts, tree nuts or fish.