Dr Oz Melatonin Dosage for Optimal Sleep
Dr Oz has mentioned the benefits of non-habit forming over the counter sleep aids like Melatonin & Valerian Root. Melatonin can be used and have great effects but Dr Oz warns that ‘less is more’ in terms of Melatonin supplementation.
Dr Oz Benefits of Melatonin
- Neuroprotective Benefits
- Migraine Reduction
- Cancer Prevention
- Better Sleep
One of the most common aspects of melatonin supplementation is for its sleep enhancing effects! According to Life Extension Melatonin’s effects occurs because of melatonin’s sleep-inducing & sedative effects that work with the body’s natural sleep patterns & rhythm. Life Extension Article: Melatonin
Dr Oz Melatonin Dosage
There seems to be a great deal of confusion surrounding melatonin dosages! Dr Oz says that the optimal dosage is 1mg, however due to the absorption rate a 3mg product should provide you around the 1mg dosage. The reasoning that such a low dose is recommended is that taking too much can actually have an opposite effect on sleep, because you are confusing your body with large amounts of melatonin especially when your body already produces its own around sleep time.
Dr Oz: Melatonin Overdose
Be sure you are supplementing with a product that is 3mg or less.