Synthetic Melatonin vs Natural Melatonin: What’s the Difference?

Synthetic Melatonin vs Natural Melatonin: What’s the Difference?

Body clock out of kilter? Trouble drifting off, or keep waking in the night? Then you’ve probably heard of melatonin in your search for better sleep.

But what is it exactly?

In a nutshell, melatonin is known as the ‘sleep hormone’. It occurs naturally in your body and helps control your sleep patterns. 

Most people’s bodies produce enough melatonin for sleep on their own, but some (and probably you if you’re reading this) really struggle; that’s why melatonin sleep aids are growing in popularity - its use in the US has grown by a staggering 500% in the last 20 years. 

Man-made melatonin, though, is currently banned in the UK, apart from on prescription. Surely there’s a reason it’s not legal?

Quite possibly. Here’s why:

  1. The side effects of taking artificial melatonin are not yet fully known - more research on melatonin’s long-term safety is needed.
  2. Synthetic melatonin should only be taken for very short periods of time to help with circadian rhythm disruption, for example as a result of jet lag or shift work - it is not a long-term sleep solution.
  3. Its short-term release means you may still wake in the night once it’s worn off.
  4. It is a synthetic, artificial chemical - not something most of us want to put in our bodies if we can help it. 

So what’s the solution? Is there a way of naturally boosting our body’s melatonin levels?

In short, yes!

As well as helping your circadian rhythm by dimming all lights at home and avoiding screens for two hours before bed (too much artificial light can reduce the production of melatonin in your brain), you can take an all-natural sleep supplement with ingredients that naturally boost your body’s melatonin. 

Have you heard of the miracle ingredient montmorency cherry? Together with vitamin B6 it naturally turbo-boosts your body’s melatonin levels - no chemicals or artificial nasties needed! This helps you fall into a deeper sleep and prevents wake-ups during the night. And this isn’t just mumbo-jumbo; it’s scientifically proven! 

Sleepee supplements are specially formulated to aid a restful night’s sleep, using all-natural ingredients.

 The benefits:

  • Fall asleep faster
  • Calm your busy anxious mind
  • Wake up feeling refreshed
  • Sleep deeper for longer
  • Know that you’re not putting any artificial chemicals into your body
  • Long-term solution 
  • Totally safe
  • Totally legal

Sleepee is a long-term solution; you can take them night after night to help you feel delightfully dozy and drift off into a peaceful slumber. Sweet (natural!) dreams!

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