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Summary and important facts about melatonin UK

Melatonin is a hormone which occurs naturally and is produced by the brain in the human body. Melatonin helps in regulating a person’s sleeping pattern. It acts as a body clock for us.According to research it has been noticed that the number of people taking the melatonin UK as supplements has doubled in the recent five years.

Jet lag is a major inconvenience for the regular travellers mostly for the long distance travellers. The body tends to trigger lethargy, tiredness, insomnia and also causes your body to react slowly to certain responses. It is hard to deal with in the busy schedule of all our lives.

It has been noticed that melatonin use is a lot less in UK compared to the Americans or Australians. Melatonin UK is only prescribed to the people of age fifty five or above in the UK, where it is only licensed for the sleep disorder in the elderly people in a slow released form and it is not easily available over the counter as it is available in other countries and places in the world. At times the supplements are prescribed to children who suffer from severe sleeping disorder or conditions like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Things you need to know before you take this medicine

  • If a person is suffering from liver or kidney problems. It is advisable for the person to consult a doctor before taking the medicine. As it is not recommended to such people.
  • If you are intolerant to sugar then prefer other medicines than melatonin
  • Melatonin at times the person feel drowsy, so he or she must be careful if the drowsiness affects them as it may impair their ability to do any sort of work
  • If you are a chain smoker, this medicine will be less effective.

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