What is melatonin?
Melatonin is a hormone found naturally in the body that regulates the sleep-wake cycle. It is also called “hormone of sleep” or “hormone of darkness”. It is primarily released by pineal gland which is a pea sized gland found just above the middle of your brain. Your body makes more melatonin at night, the levels start to go up in the evening once the sun sets and it drops in the morning when the sun goes up. Melatonin also plays a role in the body’s antioxidant defenses and helps regulate blood pressure, body temperature and cortisol levels, as well as sexual and immune function.
What does melatonin do? How does it work?
Its main job is to regulate night and day cycles or sleep-wake cycles. Darkness causes the body to produce more melatonin, which signals the body to prepare for sleep. Light decreases melatonin production and signals the body for being awake. It is thought that adding melatonin from supplements might help them sleep. If you take melatonin supplements it is best to take them during the evening. Experts do not recommend the use of melatonin on children and adolescents until further research has been made. Melatonin is transferred into breast milk, breast feeding mothers should keep it in mind, it might cause daytime sleepiness in the child.
Benefits/uses of melatonin
Melatonin is commonly used for insomnia and improving sleep in different conditions.
For example: Jet lag, adjusting sleep-wake cycle for people whose schedule changes, insomnia and anxiety.
Hempworx has two different melatonin products:
“CBD + melatonin” softgels.
Hempworx CBD + melatonin soft gels
Aid in regular sleep-wake cycle and supports a restful and peaceful sleep. The softgels are:
- Broad spectrum CBD
- 750 mg per bottle
- 25 mg per soft gel
- THC free
Hempworx Sleep spray
Sleep spray contains melatonin and valerian root. It aids in a regular sleep-wake cycle and increases calmness. When you take sleep spray there is no groggy feeling when you wake up the next morning or day. It supports a restful and peaceful sleep.
Directions to use: spray 3 squirts under your tongue and leave it for 30 seconds then swallow. Spraying it under your tongue allows the product to absorb more efficiently and go straight into your blood stream.
All Hempworx products have a 60 day money back guarantee if you are not pleased with the products.
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Ask a doctor if you take medications and want to start taking melatonin. Melatonin supplements have not been linked to any serious side effects, even at very high doses. However further research is needed for long-term safety.