Innovative food supplement for a good night’s sleep
Sleep problems, such as trouble falling asleep, insomnia and waking up during night time, are not very uncommon and can affect many people, especially older adults, shift workers and those who travel much (due to jet lag). But little aid is available for these problems – especially not effective one.
That is why we developed Valens Good Night, an innovative oral spray which helps support and regulate normal sleep patterns. The spray contains a combination of natural herbal extracts and melatonin, a hormone which is also naturally produced in our brains during the hours of darkness, and contributes to the reduction of time taken to fall asleep. Melatonin supplementation is also useful after long intercontinental trips, because it contributes to the alleviation of subjective feelings of jet lag.
The product also contains lemon balm and passion flower extract, which support calmness.
Oral application for rapid onset of absorption
Most products with melatonin on the market are in the form of capsules and tablets. But we took it one step further and developed a product in the form of an oral spray, as it enables faster start of the absorption. Oral spray is also easy to use and has an excellent blackcurrant flavor.
In 1 spray (0,2 ml):
- melatonin: 1 mg
- liquid passion flower extract: 11.5 mg
- liquid lemon balm extract: 10 mg
water, sweetener: xylitol (25 %), liquid passion flower extract, liquid lemon balm extract, blackcurrant flavor, melatonin, thickening agent: xanthan gum, preservative: sodium benzoate.
Shake well before every use. Spray directly into your mouth. The recommended dose is 1 spray per day close to bedtime. In case of jet lag take 2 sprays close to bedtime on the first day of travel and on the following few days after arrival at the destination.
Store in a dry and dark place at a temperature not exceeding 25ᵒC. Once opened, use within 3 months.
Take at bedtime only. Melatonin can induce drowsiness and sleep. Pregnant or nursing women, individuals taking sedatives or other medications(s), or persons who have a health condition should consult their doctor before using this product. Do not use alcohol, drive a vehicle or operate machinery while taking this product. Do not use prior to surgery. Do not take if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
What is melatonin?
Melatonin is a hormone that is naturally produced in the human body – brain to be precise. It is released by the pineal gland, that is located near the centre of the brain. Synthetically produced melatonin is often used as a medicine or as a supplement for treating sleep problems, such as troubles falling asleep, insomnia and jet lag.
What forms of melatonin supplements are available?
Melatonin can be made from animals and microorganisms, but is most often produced synthetically – most melatonin supplements therefore contain synthetically produced melatonin. It can be found in tablet, capsule, sublingual pill and oral spray forms. Advantage of sublingual and oral (in the form of sprays) application is a faster start of absorption.
How does melatonin work?
Its main job is to help regulate sleep circles as it help reduce the time taken to fall asleep. How? Darkness causes the body to produce more melatonin, which is believed to prepare the body for sleep. On the other hand, light decreases melatonin production and prepares the body for being awake.
When is it recommended to take melatonin?
Melatonin should be taken only prior to sleep. Some research show that melatonin reaches its peak plasma concentration only up to 60 minutes after consumption.
Is melatonin safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women?
No, taking melatonin during pregnancy and when trying to become pregnant might not be safe – not much is known about side effects during pregnancy and additional research is needed to confirm safety/unsafety of taking melatonin supplement during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.