For Occasional Sleeplessness. Melatonin is a neurohormone produced in humans by the pineal gland. A favorite of travelers it governs the body's circadian rhythms helping the body ease into restful sleep. Melatonin is also a potent antioxidant. Source Naturals Timed Release Melatonin is formulated to allow for a gradual release of the active ingredient during an approximate six hour period. This provides the body with a more even absorption of melatonin. . The Benefit of Sublinguals. Some nutrients may break down during liver metabolism. The sublingual form is absorbed directly into the bloodstream via the blood vessels under the tongue and in the cheeks bypassing the liver and allowing for quick entry into the system.
"Both my husband and I have tried other versions of Melatonin and find this one to work the best. Maybe it has to do with the fact that it's sublingual, meaning it gets absorbed more quickly. And even a quarter or half is often helpful, which just seems to aid in falling and/or staying asleep. If we get up in the middle of the night, maybe another quarter or half helps again."
"One of these yummy tablets under the tongue almost knocks me out in half an hour. I use one around 9pm. I fall right to sleep. This does not mean, however, that I'll sleep 8 hours straight. Sometimes I do but not always. Im not very groggy the next morning, either . All I need is one milligram. I tried the orange flavored ones once and they didn't work. Strange."
"I love the sublingual tablet as far as flavor and disolving are concerned but the 1mg was not strong enough for me. I have used melatonin 3 mg for years with success but recently read that melatonin supplements should be low with 1 mg being a good place to start. I started with 1 mg and ended up going up to 2 mg and when I was still not sleeping I went back to a 3 mg tablet (not sublingual) which worked great."