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Maxi Health promises that their berry flavoured melatonin chews in 1 mg, 3 mg and 5 mg is great for jet lag and will help restore healthy sleep patterns. Melatonin is made by the pineal gland. It is a hormone that helps to regulate sleep-wake patterns or the body’s circadian rhythms. Studies have found it to be effective in helping travel participants adjust to their sleep cycles in their arrival destination when they took it at the time corresponding to bed time in their arrival cities a few days prior to travelling.
When you travel, your sleep cycles may be thrown out of rhythm as the body responds to certain stimuli at certain times. Serotonin, the calming hormone, also kicks in at darkness, for example. When you expect to see darkness at a certain time but see broad daylight, these are confusing signals for your body and the result is that you may struggle to sleep, or conversely only want to sleep during the day but have insomnia at night.
- 1, 3 or 5 mg melatonin
- microcrystalline cellulose
- modified cellulose gum
- calcium carbonate
- vegetable magnesium stearate
- beet juice powder,
- natural berry flavor
The normal recommended dose is 3 mg and the higher 5 mg is usually reserved for specific severe conditions and is best administered by a doctor. As it comes in chewable format, this is convenient as you can have it on you all the time and chew it without needing water. The addition of digestive enzymes such as bromelain, amylase, protease and papain are a thoughtful addition as good quality sleep,like so much else, is linked to the gut. If your digestive system is working well, you are able to better absorb nutrients such as vitamins and magnesium which help with sleep.
The manufacturer says to take 1 to 5 tablets as needed before bedtime. We would suggest not taking more than 3 mg at a time as this is the recommended dose and the dose that was used in scientific trials. Anything more than this needs to be approved by your doctor.
Possible Side Effects
Melatonin is a hormone so do not use it if you are pregnant, trying to conceive, breastfeeding, on blood thinning medications, or are taking other medication. Clear it with your doctor first.
The 1 mg tablets (100 count) retail for $10.47 and a bottle containing 200 tablets sells for $18.86 on Amazon.You’ll pay $14.21 for the 5g tablets (100-count bottle). We could not ascertain the price for the 3mg tablets.
Guarantee & Feedback
Maxi Health does not seem to provide a returns or guarantee policy.
Conclusive Review About Mel-O-Chew
Mel-O-Chew contains no animal products, soy, wheat, gluten, salt, sugar, milk, yeast, artificial flavors, colorings or preservatives. It is in chewable format so is convenient. It also means you could take a lower dose by having half a chew. Consumers report liking the berry taste. The enzymes are an extra benefit.
The manufacturer does not say if these are fast- or slow-release tablets. Quick release tablets release all the melatonin at once so you fall asleep quickly. Slow release tablets release small but consistent doses of melatonin to keep you asleep. The 5mg is a strong dose which should only be used under supervision and research shows it is best that these are not self-prescribed. You may find yourself groggy the next day. If you’re worried about the ‘hangover’ effect the next day, look for a formula that contains ingredients that also counter next-morning sleepiness, and try a product with a return policy first so that if it induces all-day grogginess you have not made a risky purchase..