Liquid Melatonin


The side effects of taking melatonin are the same wether you use Liquid Melatonin, Melatonin Tablets or Melatonin Capsules. Liquid melatonin is fast acting and it is absorbed easily by the mucosa of the mouth thus it can reach the brain faster. The effect of melatonin can be seen in about 3 – 10 minutes. When using the tablet form, the table has to be broken down by the digestive system and then passed through the blood before melatonin reaches the brain. This process takes about 20 – 30 minutes. Another advantage of liquid melatonin is that you can easily add it on food and drinks. Most of the time, kids do no want to take food supplements in tablet or capsule form. Mixing liquid melatonin on food is a more efficient way of delivering melatonin. Symptoms of overdose on melatonin supplements are the same on liquid, tablet or capsule form. Melatonin side effects are also the same,  regardless of the form of melatonin that you used. One study shows that liquid melatonin may have a stronger side effect during cases of overdose because liquid melatonin is quickly absorbed by the body.

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One Response to Liquid Melatonin

  1. jacqueline says:

    i took liquid melatonin one summer while in greece. did not buy it there. i slept like a bay .i believe it was about 10 mg. i had no problems the next morning. i myself strongly suggest liquid over tablets.of course the dosage is different for everyone. my problem is i cannot find liquid anywhere. it was luck that i found what i did.if u rely to this maybe i can get an answer where to find liquid melatonin.thanks jackie

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