Direct application of melatonin under the tongue may be more useful than capsule and tablet applications.
Life Extension is introducing liquid melatonin drops as an alternative to conventional capsule and tablet formats for the sleep-supporting nutrient. The company characterizes its new drops as quick absorbing. Their application directly under the tongue may prove more effective than the application in capsules and tablets, which the company says has proved unsuccessful with some consumers.
The retailer’s melatonin drops are available sugar-free and with natural citrus and vanilla flavor. One bottle of liquid melatonin reportedly offers 1180 drops of the substance, seven drops of which provides 1 mg of melatonin. Life Extension will continue to market melatonin in capsules and tablets, too.
Melatonin is directly involved in the human wake-and-sleep cycle, but the body’s production of melatonin may decline with age.