Jet lag is characterized by the body losing its synchronicity with the outside environment in terms of the circadian rhythm. The circadian rhythm is the name given to the cycle of a release of certain hormones and neurotransmitters at particular times in the day and in relation to levels of light and temperature to influence when we feel sleepy. When you cross time zones the outside cues no longer say the same thing as the internal cues so you experience symptoms such as fatigue and insomnia. Mason Natural Melatonin is a natural product designed to fight jet lag fatigue and help you to fall asleep. This review determines how effective it is at performing this function.
- Vitamin B6
Melatonin is a hormone that is released from a gland in the body called the pineal gland when the brain is perceiving darkness. This is generally the external cue that causes the body to become sleepy at night-time. When the sleep cycle is disrupted melatonin may not be released at the appropriate time. In this case, a person can take melatonin from outside sources such as the supplement to help them fall asleep.
Vitamin B6 is involved in a number of cellular chemical pathways that promote relaxation of body tissues. This helps to relieve some tension in the body which makes it easier to fall asleep.
Calcium is involved in the synthesis of melatonin so it helps the body to produce more to get it back on track with its normal biological rhythm.
Customers are directed to take one tablet of Mason Natural Melatonin at bedtime when needing assistance to fall asleep. When crossing time zones it should be taken for 3 to 5 days before at the time that would be your bedtime at the other destination to which you are traveling. Each capsule contains 5 mg of melatonin.
A package of 120 capsules can be purchased only through third-party retailers. The major online third-party retailer sells the product for around $7. This price is quite low and we believe this is because the product doesn’t contain many ingredients. There are some distributors who offer discounts for buying the product in bulk.
We couldn’t find any evidence of a guarantee for this product. This suggests to us that the manufacturer is not completely confident that their product will work so they have shifted the risk to the customer who will end up losing money in that case.
Mason Natural Melatonin Review – Conclusion
This supplement is offered quite cheaply to anyone who wishes to purchase it. A lower price is generally a good thing but sometimes it can indicate that a product is of a reduced quality. The dosage of melatonin is quite high so we believe that the low prices are probably because the manufacturer did not include other ingredients that are well known to work against jet lag.
A major problem with this product is that it does not come with a guarantee so customers are taking a gamble when they buy it.