Melatonin is a hormone naturally produced by the pineal gland in the brain. It helps regulate the body’s circadian rhythm, the internal clock that controls when we fall asleep and wake up. When it starts to get dark, our bodies begin to make more melatonin. When it’s light, our melatonin levels quickly taper off.
Disruptions in the sleep-wake cycle can occur for a variety of reasons, including bedtime light exposure from a tablet or smartphone, jet lag, changing seasons, working later hours, and poor vision. Melatonin production also decreases with age.
“We’re very excited to launch Melatonin in gummy form for those experiencing occasional sleeplessness,” said Carlson President Carilyn Anderson. “Not only are they great tasting and convenient, but our gummies are produced with the same high standards as all of our other supplements.”