Melatonin’s properties mean that large doses reduce its effectiveness: most commonly available amounts are too high, and cause side-effects such as headaches. Our capsules contain a Melatonin dosage of precisely 300 micrograms (0.3 mg), which clinical findings suggest to be the optimal amount for peak effectiveness. Melatonin can be used frequently and does not cause hangover-like effects as is common with sleeping pills.
Taking melatonin several hours before bedtime shifts the biological clock forward, and can be used effectively along with light therapy, and to counteract jet lag. Melatonin is reported to interact with anticoagulants, immunosuppressants, and diabetes medications. If you are taking any of the above, please consult a medical practitioner before taking melatonin.
Safe for daily use. For some, effects compound over time, resulting in more substantial benefits. Tolerance is rarely reported, but if effects subside, taking 1 week off can restore potency. New users might experience immediate effects (a ‘honeymoon period’), but for some, it may take up to 2 weeks of consistent use for the nootropic to reach peak effect.
If headaches occur 250 – 500 mg of Citicoline or keeping well hydrated may counteract this. If taken continuously over time, sudden discontinuation may cause withdrawal symptoms. To avoid this, ensure that usage is gradually reduced by 1 capsule every 2 – 4 days.