About Magnesium Glycinate Nighttime
Melatonin is a natural hormone made by your body's pineal (pih-knee-uhl) gland, a pea-sized gland located right in the middle of the brain, next to the Hypothalamus.
During the day the pineal is inactive.
When the sun goes down and darkness occurs, the pineal gland is "turned on" by the so-called Suprachiasmatic Nucleus (SCN) and begins to actively produce melatonin, which is released into the blood.
Usually, this occurs at around 9 pm.
As a result, melatonin levels in the blood rise sharply and you begin to feel less alert, sleep becomes more inviting.
Melatonin levels stay elevated for about 12 hours - all through the night - before the light of a new day makes them fall back to low daytime levels by about 9 am.
Magnesium and melatonin work together.
Magnesium helps the bodys melatonin production. Think of magnesium as the bodys relaxer - of muscle and mind.
Magnesium suppresses the release of stimulating catecholamines.
This means magnesium deficiency leads to more stimulation = less relaxation.
Dosage recommendations (scroll down)
Common conditions that could benefit from Magnesium Glycinate Nighttime use:
- Insomnia / Shift work / Jet lag
- Antioxidant / Radical Scavenger
- Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Dosage of Magnesium Glycinate Nighttime can be tailored to your personal needs.
Some individuals might feel a bit foggy, when taking 2 or 3 capsules,
so they could just try 1 capsule at night.
If you have problems falling asleep, take 1 to 3 capsules about an hour before bedtime, so that you have it working at full activity, by the time you are going to bed.
If you have problems staying asleep, take 1 to 3 caps as late as possible, When the head hits the pillow. This way it will last longer through the night.
if you have problems falling and staying asleep, you could take 1 capsule about one hour before bedtime, plus two more capsules right when you go to bed.