- June 5, 2012 at 12:44 am #83964
cmooreMemberTopics: 20Replies: 24
Does anyone take Melatonin for sleep?
If so, how much do you take?June 5, 2012 at 1:28 am #83965
JavizyMemberTopics: 20Replies: 945
1mg is a good starter and nothing higher than 2.5mg or so. I think melatonin actually has a lot of other health benefits too, since it helps regulate hormones and has (good) antibiotic effects. It’s been shown to be completely safe even in doses up to 400mg, so toxicity isn’t an issue. I was reading about it just the other day. Making sure you’re not in ketosis might help you sleep too. You can tell pretty easily if your pee smells bad.June 5, 2012 at 5:34 am #83973
cerenurtMemberTopics: 6Replies: 18
I’ve taken it before and it’s pretty effective. I agree with Javizy on the dosage. In the U.S. I believe a typical pill has 3mg and that has left me feeling extremely groggy in the morning. So I’ll bite off half the pill and that works fine. I still end up feeling a little groggy but not as much as with the 3mg dose.June 5, 2012 at 7:45 am #83977
Able900SpectatorTopics: 92Replies: 4811
Try adding an herb called Ashwagandha to your daily supplement routine. Take two capsules a day with or without meals.
This will not only help you sleep, but it’ll also benefit your moods, stamina, anxiety, and even depression.
AbleJune 5, 2012 at 8:23 am #83978
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6837
I would not take melatonin for long term everyday use; it has been shown that it can negatively effect women’s breasts and it may become ineffective after a period of a few months (requiring a larger dose). My naturopath is highly against the stuff and doesn’t prescribe it if possible.
My girlfriend took it for a short period of time and it helped with her woes.
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