Melatonin ER contains the hormone melatonin, which is produced in the pineal gland in the brain. Melatonin helps promote restful sleep, but in addition also has some antioxidant affect. Melatonin ER is designed to be released biphasically into the body, meaning there’s an initial rapid release of melatonin to help onset of sleep at the beginning of the night, and then it’s released continually through the night to help maintain sleep and prevent nighttime awakenings.
Lauren Loya MD
Medical Director, Proviva