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Bienfaits de la mélatonine

Recognized as the sleep hormone, melatonin also plays a central role in plant protection mechanisms. But despite its abundance in the plant kingdom, its natural form was not used in Nutraceuticals.

With our melatonin from Alfalfa and Chlorella, it's now done! It is combined with organic lemon balm and valerian extracts to reduce sleep time and improve the quality of sleep.

90 gélules • 1 to 3 capsules per day

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100% vegan
100% vegan
sans gluten
gluten free
sans ogm
gmo free
sans additifs
without additives
sans gélatine
gelatin free
fabriqué en France
made in France

According to data from Santé Publique France, the French have fallen below the fateful bar of an average of 7 hours per night.

According to data from Santé Publique France, the French have fallen below the fateful bar of an average of 7 hours per night.

EFFICIENCY

First vegetable melatonin

Water extracted from chlorella and alfalfa. Contained in its plant matrix, our melatonin is effective without the use of delayed release technologies. Our formula in 1, 2 or 3 capsules can be adapted to all needs: from jetlag to difficulty falling asleep and waking up at night.

Fresh organic lemon balm leaves

Our organic lemon balm is absolutely unique. It is expressed from fresh leaves at its place of harvest, then dried without solvents and at low temperatures. This patented process allows us to obtain more than 7% rosmarinic acid and 15% hydroxycinnamic acid, while preserving the integrity of the plant's totum.

Biological Valerian

In addition to melatonin and lemon balm, our formula includes an organic valerian produced in France. It complements the action of our formula for an overall effect on mood, sleep time and quality of sleep.

BENEFITS

Melatonin is the sleep hormone, it is known for its beneficial effects on sleep. Valerian and lemon balm are also known for their numerous benefits on sleep quality.

Melatonin

  • Contributes to reducing sleep time,
  • Contributes to reducing the effects of jet lag.

Lemon balm

  • Helps maintain positive mood and cognitive functioning,
  • Promote optimal relaxation,
  • Helps promote relaxation and mental and physical well-being,
  • Helps maintain good sleep.

Valerian

  • Helps act as an antioxidant,
  • Helps prevent oxidation,
  • Helps provide calm, effective rest.

USAGE TIPS

When to take Melatonin ?

Melatonin should be taken 30 minutes before bedtime.

How to take your capsules ?

To be taken with a large glass of water, simply.

How many capsules?

  • 1 capsule to help your body recover from jet lag,
  • 2 or 3 capsules to reduce sleepytime and improve sleep quality.

Precautions for use

  • Disadvised to pregnant and breastfeeding women.
  • Do not use in children under 18 years of age.
  • For people undergoing medical treatment (antidepressants, sleeping pills or other sedatives): ask your doctor for advice.
  • Prolonged use is not recommended.
  • May cause drowsiness.
  • Don't drive after using.

COMPOSITION

For 2 capsules

Lemon balm extract: 150 mg
including Rosmaniric Acid: 10.5 mg

Herbatonin® : 120 mg
including Melatonin: 1.2 mg

Valerian extract: 120 mg

SCIENCE

The French are sleep-deprived.

It's a fact, we sleep less and less. Public Health France's data are formal and alarming: the French have fallen below the fateful bar of 7 hours on average per night. These data are supplemented by data from dossier sommeil INSERM :

  • French people sleep on average 1h30 less than 50 years ago,
  • 45% of 24-45 year olds consider that they sleep less than they need,
  • 13% of 25-45 year olds consider that sleeping is a waste of time,
  • 16% of the population is concerned by chronic insomnia.

Through these observations, which go against the grain of our health, the sleep observatory organizes sleep days all over France, in order to make people aware of the importance of sleeping well. Because even if it seems obvious, it is more and more difficult to sleep: night work, stress, screens... All excuses are good to go to bed late and get up early. Not to mention the social pressure that associates waking up at dawn with job performance and fulfillment.

Sleep, half of our health

Sleep deprivation has direct consequences on our neuromotor functioning due to physical and mental fatigue [1] :

  • Academic failure and work difficulties,
  • Inability to concentrate,
  • Irritability,
  • Anxiety and affected mood.

But that's not all. Behind these "felt" consequences there are also consequences that sometimes become more severe, with an accentuation of certain physiological risks:

  • Metabolic disorders : obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular [2,3].
  • Accelerated aging : inflammation and generation of oxidative stress [4-6] which could lead to a multitude of problems, some of which are rapidly visible, such as an affected skin appearance [7].

Melatonin: central sleep hormone

Melatonin is also called the sleep hormone because it regulates our biological clock (circadian rhythm = daily rhythm), particularly the sleep-wake phase. Our pineal gland (or epiphysis), located in our brain, naturally secretes this hormone and signals our body to enter the sleep phase. The secretion of this molecule is synchronized with light and has a peak of secretion around 3-4am. This is why it can also be called the "darkness" hormone. It is manufactured by our body from an essential amino acid, tryptophan, via hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), then transformed into serotonin, and finally passes into the bloodstream as melatonin. This hormone therefore plays a central role in our chronobiological rhythm, and a sleep disturbance, explained by various parameters, often goes beyond a disturbance of melatonin secretion.[8].

No melatonin, no dodo

Two main factors make that today many people do not produce enough melatonin :

  • Age : Melatonin secretion naturally and continuously decreases with age [9].
  • Screens : brightness (especially blue light from screens) delays melatonin secretion. It is necessary to spend more than an hour in an environment without strong luminosity and far from any screen to signal to the body that it is time to produce melatonin and to fall asleep... [10,11]. This mania for screens triggers a vicious circle: I don't let go of my smartphone, I don't secrete melatonin, I don't get sleepy, I take my smartphone back to "relax"...

And as mentioned above, in addition to these main factors, there is a dimension of irregularity in the rhythm of life that we impose on ourselves, sometimes making it difficult to establish a structured and repeatable secretion of melatonin.

How to get back to sleep ?

So the science is formal: it is necessary to act. There are three approaches to solving sleep problems:

  • Grandma's remedies (herbal tea, hot water bottle): pleasant and gentle but without any guarantee of effectiveness.
  • The behavioural approach : banning screens for at least 1 hour before going to bed, setting up a repeated "ritual" to prepare oneself, in-depth work on stress, reorganising work days... It seems obvious, but complicated to apply.
  • Les somnifères : more effective solutions, which the French use and abuse. The big problem with sleeping pills is that they are addictive. Consequence: if you have trouble sleeping and you start taking sleeping pills, you won't be able to do without them anymore... [12].

Melatonin for sleep: the natural alternative

The alternative that is becoming more and more important today is melatonin. Indeed, melatonin supplementation seems to be an ideal solution to solve temporary sleep problems. It has the advantage of having no noticeable side effects and, above all, it does not cause addiction. This explains its very common use for sleeping in people without major sleeping difficulties but who wish to accelerate their sleep phase. Melatonin intake even shows an improvement in the quality of sleep in people suffering from insomnia [13].

Melatonin has also been shown to cope with the effects of jetlag (jetlag) when used for one to several days after a trip. Indeed, it can facilitate falling asleep at local time after a long trip, while waiting for the body to adapt to the local circadian rhythm (biological rhythm over 24 hours), and secretes itself the sleep hormone [13,14].

A unique melatonin

Even though melatonin is a natural substance widely present in the living world, including in the plant kingdom where it plays a central role in protection against aggression, it has always been proposed in the form of a synthetic product [15].

There are two main reasons for this paradox:

  • A technical reason related to the difficulty of extracting melatonin from plants.
  • An economic reason: the price of an extracted melatonin is almost 50 to 70 times higher than that of a synthetic melatonin, which is very easily accessible through chemical production.

After two years of research and having discarded several non-compliant processes and materials, we have found and validated our first natural vegetable Melatonin, based on alfalfa and chlorella, which we have integrated in a formula with Lemon balm and Valerian.

Our formula acts in a natural and complete way, without using a synthetic melatonin with delayed release and integrated with non-natural excipients.

A special lemon balm

The benefits of lemon balm on sleep have been known since the dawn of time. Our organic lemon balm is made by expressing fresh leaves. A particularly gentle, solvent-free, patented extraction process ensures that the lemon balm keeps its totality intact. The result? A standardised lemon balm with 7% rosmarinic acid and 15% hydroxycinnamic acid. The fresh leaves are harvested in dedicated fields in Spain and expressed on the spot. The extract is then dried in Grasse, without any additives for an extract composed of 100% leaves, with total traceability from the soil to our capsules.

Complete action and adapted dosage

Valerian completes the formula to act with a complete approach on mood, sleep and sleep quality.

The 3-capsule formula allows you to modulate the dosage according to your needs:

  • 1 capsule to manage the effects of jet lag,
  • 2 or 3 capsules to act on sleep time and quality of sleep.

Publications

  1. Halperin, D. Environmental noise and sleep disturbances: A threat to health? Sleep Sci. 2014, 7, 209–212, doi:10.1016/j.slsci.2014.11.003.
  2. Kripke, D.F.; Garfinkel, L.; Wingard, D.L.; Klauber, M.R.; Marler, M.R. Mortality Associated With Sleep Duration and Insomnia. Arch. Gen. Psychiatry 2002, 59, 131, doi:10.1001/archpsyc.59.2.131.
  3. Garbarino, S.; Lanteri, P.; Durando, P.; Magnavita, N.; Sannita, W. Co-Morbidity, Mortality, Quality of Life and the Healthcare/Welfare/Social Costs of Disordered Sleep: A Rapid Review. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public. Health 2016, 13, 831, doi:10.3390/ijerph13080831.
  4. Lam, J.C.M.; Ip, M.S.M. Sleep & the metabolic syndrome. Metab. Syndr. 2010, 11.
  5. Irwin, M.R. Why Sleep Is Important for Health: A Psychoneuroimmunology Perspective. Annu. Rev. Psychol. 2015, 66, 143–172, doi:10.1146/annurev-psych-010213-115205.
  6. Ahmed, F.; Salim, F. Chapitre 8 - Sleep deprivation, oxidative stress and inflammation. Adv. Protein Chem. Struct. Biol. 2020, 119, 309–336.
  7. Oyetakin-White, P.; Suggs, A.; Koo, B.; Matsui, M.S.; Yarosh, D.; Cooper, K.D.; Baron, E.D. Does poor sleep quality affect skin ageing? Clin. Exp. Dermatol. 2015, 40, 17–22, doi:10.1111/ced.12455.
  8. Claustrat, B. Mélatonine et troubles du rythme veille-sommeil. Médecine Sommeil 2009, 6, 12–24, doi:10.1016/j.msom.2009.02.001.
  9. Karasek, M. Melatonin, human aging, and age-related diseases. Exp. Gerontol. 2004, 39, 1723–1729, doi:10.1016/j.exger.2004.04.012.
  10. Wood, B.; Rea, M.S.; Plitnick, B.; Figueiro, M.G. Light level and duration of exposure determine the impact of self-luminous tablets on melatonin suppression. Appl. Ergon. 2013, 44, 237–240, doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2012.07.008.
  11. Chang, A.-M.; Aeschbach, D.; Duffy, J.F.; Czeisler, C.A. Evening use of light-emitting eReaders negatively affects sleep, circadian timing, and next-morning alertness. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 2015, 112, 1232–1237, doi:10.1073/pnas.1418490112.
  12. ANSM Etat des lieux de la consommation des benzodiazepines en France; 2017; p. 60;.
  13. Costello, R.B.; Lentino, C.V.; Boyd, C.C.; O’Connell, M.L.; Crawford, C.C.; Sprengel, M.L.; Deuster, P.A. The effectiveness of melatonin for promoting healthy sleep: a rapid evidence assessment of the literature. Nutr. J. 2014, 13, 106, doi:10.1186/1475-2891-13-106.
  14. Herxheimer, A.; Petrie, K.J. Melatonin for the prevention and treatment of jet lag. Cochrane Database Syst. Rev. 2002, doi:10.1002/14651858.CD001520.
  15. Zhao, D.; Yu, Y.; Shen, Y.; Liu, Q.; Zhao, Z.; Sharma, R.; Reiter, R.J. Melatonin Synthesis and Function: Evolutionary History in Animals and Plants. Front. Endocrinol. 2019, 10, 249, doi:10.3389/fendo.2019.00249.
EFFICIENCY
BENEFITS
USAGE TIPS
COMPOSITION
SCIENCE

First vegetable melatonin
Water extracted from chlorella and alfalfa. Contained in its plant matrix, our melatonin is effective without the use of delayed release technologies. Our formula in 1, 2 or 3 capsules can be adapted to all needs: from jetlag to difficulty falling asleep and waking up at night

Fresh leaves of organic lemon balm
Our organic lemon balm is absolutely unique. It is expressed from fresh leaves at its place of harvest, then dried without solvents and at low temperatures. This patented process allows us to obtain more than 7% rosmarinic acid and 15% hydroxycinnamic acid, while preserving the integrity of the plant's totum.

Valerian organic
In addition to melatonin and lemon balm, our formula includes an organic valerian produced in France. It complements the action of our formula for an overall effect on mood, sleep time and quality of sleep.

Melatonin is the sleep hormone, it is known for its beneficial effects on sleep. Valerian and lemon balm are also known for their numerous benefits on sleep quality.

Melatonin

  • Contributes to reducing sleep time,
  • Contributes to reducing the effects of jetlag.

Lemon balm

  • Helps maintain positive mood and cognitive functioning,
  • Promote optimal relaxation, 
  • Helps promote relaxation, mental and physical well-being,
  • Helps maintain good sleep.

Valerian

  • Helps act as an antioxidant,
  • Helps prevent oxidation,
  • Helps provide calm, effective rest.

When to take Melatonin?
Melatonin should be taken 30 minutes before bedtime.

How to take your capsules?
To be taken with a large glass of water, simply.

How many capsules?

  • 1 capsule to help your body recover from jetlag,
  • 2 ou 3 capsules to reduce sleepytime and improve sleep quality

Precautions of use

  • Disadvised to pregnant and breastfeeding women.
  • Do not use in children under 18 years of age.
  • For people undergoing medial treatment (antidepressants, sleeping pills or other sedatives): ask your doctor for advice.
  • Prolonged use is not recommended.
  • May cause drowsiness.
  • Don't drive after using.
IngredientsFor 1 capsuleFor 2 capsulesFor 3 capsules
Lemon balm extract75 mg150 mg225 mg
• including Rosmarinic Acid5,25 mg10,5 mg15,75 mg
Herbatonin®60 mg120 mg180 mg
• including Melatonin0,6 mg1,2 mg1,9 mg
Valerian extract60 mg120 mg180 mg

The French are sleep-deprived.
It's a fact, we sleep less and less. The data of Public Health France are formal and alarming: the French have fallen below the fateful bar of 7 hours on average per night. These data are supplemented by data from dossier sommeil INSERM :

  • French people sleep on average 1h30 less than 50 years ago,
  • 45% of 24-45 year olds consider that they sleep less than they need,
  • 13% of 25-45 year olds consider that sleeping is a waste of time,
  • 16% of the population is concerned by chronic insomnia.

Through these observations, which go against the grain of our health, the sleep observatory organizes sleep days all over France, in order to make people aware of the importance of sleeping well. Because even if it seems obvious, it is more and more difficult to sleep: night work, stress, screens... All excuses are good for going to bed late and getting up early. Not to mention the social pressure that associates waking up at dawn with job performance and fulfillment..

Sleep, half of our health
Lack of sleep has direct consequences on our neuromotor functioning due to physical and mental fatigue [1] :

  • School failure and professional difficulties,
  • Inability to concentrate,
  • Irritability,
  • Anxiety and affected mood.

But that's not all. Behind these "felt" consequences there are also consequences that sometimes become more severe, with an accentuation of certain physiological risks:

  • Metabolic disorders : obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular [2,3].
  • Accelerated aging : inflammation and generation of oxidative stress [4-6] which could lead to a multitude of problems, some of which are rapidly visible, such as an affected skin appearance [7].

Melatonin: central sleep hormone
Melatonin is also called the sleep hormone because it regulates our biological clock (circadian rhythm = daily rhythm), particularly the sleep-wake phase. Our pineal gland (or epiphysis), located in our brain, naturally secretes this hormone and signals our body to enter the sleep phase. The secretion of this molecule is synchronized with light and has a peak of secretion around 3-4am. This is why it can also be called the "darkness" hormone. It is manufactured by our body from an essential amino acid, tryptophan, via hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), then transformed into serotonin, and finally passes into the bloodstream as melatonin. This hormone thus plays a central role in our chronobiological rhythm, and a sleep disturbance, explained by various parameters, is often not accompanied by a disturbance in melatonin secretion [8].

No melatonin, no dodo
Two main factors make that today many people do not produce enough melatonin :

  • Age : melatonin secretion decreases naturally and continuously with age [9].
  • Screens : brightness (especially blue light from screens) delays melatonin secretion. It is necessary to spend more than an hour in an environment without strong luminosity and far from any screen to signal to the body that it is time to produce melatonin and to fall asleep... [10,11]. This mania for screens triggers a vicious circle: I don't let go of my smartphone, I don't secrete melatonin, I don't get sleepy, I take my smartphone back to "relax"... An aberration unfortunately as crude as it is frequent.

And as mentioned above, in addition to these main factors, there is a dimension of irregularity in the rhythm of life that we impose on ourselves, sometimes making it difficult to establish a structured and repeatable secretion of melatonin.

How to get back to sleep ?
So the science is formal: it is necessary to act. There are three approaches to solving sleep problems:

  • Grandma's remedies (herbal tea, hot water bottle): pleasant and gentle but without any guarantee of effectiveness.
  • The behavioural approach : banning screens for at least 1 hour before going to bed, setting up a repeated "ritual" to prepare oneself, in-depth work on stress, reorganising work days... It seems obvious, but complicated to apply.
  • Les somnifères : more effective solutions, which the French use and abuse. The big problem with sleeping pills is that they are addictive. Consequence: if you have trouble sleeping and you start taking sleeping pills, you won't be able to do without them... [12].

Melatonin to sleep: the natural alternative
The alternative that is becoming more and more important today is melatonin. Indeed, melatonin supplementation seems to be an ideal solution to solve temporary sleep problems. It has the advantage of having no noticeable side effects, and above all, it does not cause any addiction. This explains its very common use for sleeping in people without major sleeping difficulties but who wish to accelerate their sleep phase. Melatonin intake even shows an improvement in the quality of sleep in people who suffer from insomnia [13].

In addition, melatonin has been proven to cope with the effects of jetlag (jet lag) with use for one to several days after the trip. Indeed, it can facilitate falling asleep at local time after a long journey, while waiting for the body to adapt to the local circadian rhythm (biological rhythm over 24 hours), and secretes the sleep hormone itself [13,14].

A single melatonin
Even if melatonin is a natural substance widely present in the living world, including in the plant kingdom where it plays a central role in protection against aggression, it has always been proposed in the form of a synthetic product [15].

There are two main reasons for this paradox:

  • A technical reason linked to the difficulty of extracting melatonin from plants.
  • An economic reason: the price of extracted melatonin is nearly 50 to 70 times higher than that of synthetic melatonin, which is very easily accessible through chemical production.

After two years of research and having discarded several non-conforming processes and materials, we have found and validated our first natural vegetable melatonin, based on alfalfa and chlorella, which we have integrated in a formula with Lemon balm and Valerian.

Our formula acts in a natural and complete way, without the use of synthetic melatonin with delayed release and integrated with unnatural excipients.

A special lemon balm
The benefits of lemon balm on sleep have been known since the dawn of time. Our organic lemon balm is made by expressing fresh leaves. A particularly gentle, solvent-free, patented extraction process ensures that its totum remains intact. The result? A standardised lemon balm with 7% rosmarinic acid and 15% hydroxycinnamic acid. The fresh leaves are harvested in dedicated fields in Spain and expressed on the spot. The extract is then dried in Grasse, without any additive for an extract composed of 100% leaves, with total traceability from the soil to our capsules.

Complete action and adapted dosage
Valerian completes the formula to act with a complete approach on mood, sleep and sleep quality.

The 3-capsule formula allows you to modulate the dosage according to your needs:

  • 1 capsule to manage the effects of jet lag,
  • 2 or 3 capsules to act on sleep time and quality of sleep.

Publications

  1. Halperin, D. Environmental noise and sleep disturbances: A threat to health? Sleep Sci. 2014, 7, 209–212, doi:10.1016/j.slsci.2014.11.003.
  2. Kripke, D.F.; Garfinkel, L.; Wingard, D.L.; Klauber, M.R.; Marler, M.R. Mortality Associated With Sleep Duration and Insomnia. Arch. Gen. Psychiatry 2002, 59, 131, doi:10.1001/archpsyc.59.2.131.
  3. Garbarino, S.; Lanteri, P.; Durando, P.; Magnavita, N.; Sannita, W. Co-Morbidity, Mortality, Quality of Life and the Healthcare/Welfare/Social Costs of Disordered Sleep: A Rapid Review. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public. Health 2016, 13, 831, doi:10.3390/ijerph13080831.
  4. Lam, J.C.M.; Ip, M.S.M. Sleep & the metabolic syndrome. Metab. Syndr. 2010, 11.
  5. Irwin, M.R. Why Sleep Is Important for Health: A Psychoneuroimmunology Perspective. Annu. Rev. Psychol. 2015, 66, 143–172, doi:10.1146/annurev-psych-010213-115205.
  6. Ahmed, F.; Salim, F. Chapitre 8 - Sleep deprivation, oxidative stress and inflammation. Adv. Protein Chem. Struct. Biol. 2020, 119, 309–336.
  7. Oyetakin-White, P.; Suggs, A.; Koo, B.; Matsui, M.S.; Yarosh, D.; Cooper, K.D.; Baron, E.D. Does poor sleep quality affect skin ageing? Clin. Exp. Dermatol. 2015, 40, 17–22, doi:10.1111/ced.12455.
  8. Claustrat, B. Mélatonine et troubles du rythme veille-sommeil. Médecine Sommeil 2009, 6, 12–24, doi:10.1016/j.msom.2009.02.001.
  9. Karasek, M. Melatonin, human aging, and age-related diseases. Exp. Gerontol. 2004, 39, 1723–1729, doi:10.1016/j.exger.2004.04.012.
  10. Wood, B.; Rea, M.S.; Plitnick, B.; Figueiro, M.G. Light level and duration of exposure determine the impact of self-luminous tablets on melatonin suppression. Appl. Ergon. 2013, 44, 237–240, doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2012.07.008.
  11. Chang, A.-M.; Aeschbach, D.; Duffy, J.F.; Czeisler, C.A. Evening use of light-emitting eReaders negatively affects sleep, circadian timing, and next-morning alertness. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 2015, 112, 1232–1237, doi:10.1073/pnas.1418490112.
  12. ANSM Etat des lieux de la consommation des benzodiazepines en France; 2017; p. 60;.
  13. Costello, R.B.; Lentino, C.V.; Boyd, C.C.; O’Connell, M.L.; Crawford, C.C.; Sprengel, M.L.; Deuster, P.A. The effectiveness of melatonin for promoting healthy sleep: a rapid evidence assessment of the literature. Nutr. J. 2014, 13, 106, doi:10.1186/1475-2891-13-106.
  14. Herxheimer, A.; Petrie, K.J. Melatonin for the prevention and treatment of jet lag. Cochrane Database Syst. Rev. 2002, doi:10.1002/14651858.CD001520.
  15. Zhao, D.; Yu, Y.; Shen, Y.; Liu, Q.; Zhao, Z.; Sharma, R.; Reiter, R.J. Melatonin Synthesis and Function: Evolutionary History in Animals and Plants. Front. Endocrinol. 2019, 10, 249, doi:10.3389/fendo.2019.00249.

Where do our ingredients come from?

Origine des ingrédients de la Mélatonine
Melatonin - Herbatonine® - NHI

Place of cultivation: Sydney, Australia - Place of extraction: Sydney, Australia
NHI is the first company to successfully extract natural melatonin from various botanical sources.

Melissa - Robertet

Place of cultivation: Alicante, Spain - Place of extraction: Grasse, France
The extraction process for our melissa was developed and patented by Robertet, a French family group founded in 1850.

Valerian - Plantex

Place of cultivation: Italy and Poland - Place of extraction: Saint-Michel-sur-Orge, France
Plantex is a French SME recognized worldwide for its expertise in plant extraction.

Cpasule manufacturing - Novapharm

Vendargues, France
Novapharm benefits from more than 25 years of experience in the manufacturing of nutraceutical capsules.

Melatonin - Herbatonine® - NHI

Place of cultivation: Sydney, Australia - Place of extraction: Sydney, Australia
NHI is the first company to successfully extract natural melatonin from various botanical sources.

Melissa - Robertet

Place of cultivation: Alicante, Spain - Place of extraction: Grasse, France
The extraction process for our melissa was developed and patented by Robertet, a French family group founded in 1850.

Valerian - Plantex

Place of cultivation: Italy and Poland - Place of extraction: Saint-Michel-sur-Orge, France
Plantex is a French SME recognized worldwide for its expertise in plant extraction.

Capsule manufacturing - Novapharm

Vendargues, France
Novapharm benefits from more than 25 years of experience in the manufacturing of nutraceutical capsules.

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Questions - Answers

How long does it take to feel the effects?

Ideally, take your melatonin 45 minutes before bedtime. This time will allow it to be absorbed and released into the bloodstream to signal to your body the onset of the "sleep" phase. This is the time to get yourself in condition (screens are turned off, the lights are dimmed and the atmosphere is "sleepy").

Can melatonin cause addiction?

No! And that's its main advantage over sleeping pills. Melatonin is a natural substance already secreted by your body. Taking 1.9 mg/day is not addictive.

Can I take them all the time?

Prolonged use of melatonin is in principle not recommended, even if doses up to 1.9 mg have no side effects listed. If sleep disturbances persist, then it is recommended that you consult a sleep specialist to find the underlying reasons for your problem.

Am I gonna have trouble waking up in the morning?

No! And that's an advantage over sleeping pills. Unlike some delayed-release melatonin, ours will act to launch your night and then gives way to your endogenous melatonin, i.e. secreted under the control of your own biological clock.

Our approach consists of acting directly upstream of these cycles, which are at the root of the problem, to help the cells naturally maintain the effectiveness of their defence mechanisms, including the famous REDOX cycles.

Can I drive after taking melatonin?

It is absolutely not recommended to drive after consuming melatonin. Melatonin will trigger your sleep cycle, so you may fall asleep at the wheel. Melatonin is taken once you are in your pajamas, ready for bed.

Some people use Tryptophan, Serotonin or GABA?

  • Whether synthetic or extracted from Griffonia (Griffonia Simplicifolia), tryptophan (Griffonia L-5-HTP, or HTP) is an essential amino acid, a precursor of melatonin. It is therefore often used to promote sleep, but once ingested it must still be transformed into melatonin. Its effectiveness therefore depends on its bioavailability, and can vary from one person to another.
  • It's a similar story for serotonin, known as the happiness hormone. Serotonin is also a precursor to melatonin. Like tryptophan, it is not as effective as melatonin itself.
  • GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is an endogenous amino acid (produced by the brain) that acts as a neurotransmitter. In particular, it reduces neuronal activity in the brain. Its action is fairly general and ranges from relaxation to a moderate effect on the sensation of pain. We preferred to use plant active ingredients instead of targeted action for sleep.

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