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Sleep aid OR HORMONAL NIGHTMARE?

“CURRENTLY THE ONLY LEGITIMATE USE FOR MELATONIN IS JETLAG, AT A DOSE OF 6MG DAILY”

Dig into the handbag of an air hostess on the east-to-west route, and you may find a bottle of melatonin supplements. Having your day becoming night and your hours all mixed up messes with your sleep patterns.

Your natural production of melatonin is directly related to light and the day’s cycle into night. But when you take a supplement, it kicks into action whatever the time of day. That’s why it’s the perfect solution to jetlag.

So, if your body produces melatonin naturally, it stands to reason that taking it as a supplement could stimulate your body’s natural ability to produce it. Or does it?

Largely unregulated for years, melatonin has also been the go-to natural

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