One of the primary hormones produced in our brain that allows for quality sleep is Melatonin and is located in the pineal gland. This pineal is found in the epithalamus, near the center of the brain, between the two hemispheres. Melatonin helps control your daily sleep and wake cycles and regulates your “internal clock” known as your circadian rhythm. As the sun begins to set our body recognizes this and begins to adjust melatonin levels accordingly. Melatonin and other sleep and growth factors rise through the early evening and maintain levels appropriate for sleep overnight. As the sun begins to rise our body senses this and starts producing less and allowing us to wake refreshed the day before.
Any number of factors both environmental and physiological can cause variations is melatonin release. Stress, anxiety, stimulants too late in the day, working overnights, external interruptions in normal sleep routines, hunger, depression… the list goes on and one. However, many people find that by supplementing with Melatonin, their sleep patterns can stabilize lowing them to fully recover from a challenging day’s work, stressful day with the family or grueling training session in the gym.
The biggest issue with most people who take Melatonin and other sleep aids is the amount of ingested ingredients that are absorbed by the body. Often, the ingredients are broken down high in the GI system and are rendered useless by our digestion. Hi-Tech addresses this issue by utilizing a patented technology called Cyclosome™ which allows the ingested Melatonin to travel further into the gut and to be much more readily absorbed. This allows for a more consistent level each night allowing the body to better self regulate its sleep patterns.
In addition, Hi-Tech's Melatonin takes the novel approach of a multi-stage delivery. The first stage is a rapid release of 3mg of Melatonin into the blood stream, allowing a peaceful entrance into the first stage of sleep. That is later followed by the release of 7mg which allows for a deeper sleep to be achieved. About the time that 7mg has been utilized by the body, the sun is rising and it’s time to start the new day. A day began with the most restful night of sleep possible.