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June 21, 2016 11:00 ET

Kirkman® Introduces Children's Chewable Melatonin 3 mg Chocolate Wafers

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - June 21, 2016) - Nutraceutical company Kirkman® has a new melatonin supplement specially formulated for children who have special dietary requirements and sensitivities. Children's Chewable Melatonin 3 mg Chocolate Wafers are made with a delicious chocolate flavor children will love.

Melatonin is a hormone produced in the brain by the pineal gland from serotonin. It occurs naturally in the body and regulates our internal clocks. Its production increases after nightfall, leading to a relaxed state conducive to sleep.

It is possible for this natural cycle to be thrown off, however. Some people expose themselves to too much light too close to bedtime, interfering with release of melatonin. Others simply have low levels of melatonin, which is common among children with certain special needs.

Several studies have shown that melatonin supplementation is effective in promoting sleep when melatonin levels are low. Melatonin also provides powerful antioxidant activity and stimulates phosphorylation of pyridoxine in the brain, facilitating the formation of pyridoxal 5-phosphate, an active form of vitamin B-6.

About Kirkman®:

Founded in 1949, Kirkman® is the oldest nutritional supplement company serving the special needs community. This experience has allowed Kirkman® to pioneer effective products in many areas of nutritional supplementation for individuals with special health needs.

Kirkman® is also a pioneer in the area of purity testing. Its Ultra Tested® protocol calls for testing every product it produces (except lotions, creams and oils) for more than 950 environmental contaminants. No other nutritional supplement company comes close to this level of commitment to producing pure, contaminant free supplements.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Kulani Mahikoa
    Vice President, Marketing
    Kirkman Group, Inc.
    Telephone: 503-694-1600
    Email: Email contact