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July 13, 2020
Do you know that getting enough sleep and rest is as important as a balanced diet in keeping yourself healthy? In Asia, the Philippines has been found to have the most sleep-deprived adults.
Work or school can cause significant stress and lead to sleepless nights. Seditol and melatonin are supplements that can help give you restful sleep.
This is a combination of extracts from the Magnolia officinalis bark and Ziziphus spinosa seed – a permutation that promotes relaxation and common in Asian medicine, particularly in China and Japan. The Magnolia bark is known as a common ingredient in alternative medicine used in several health problems, including psychological, gynecological, and sleep-related concerns. The Ziziphus (or Zizyphus) spinosa seed extract is used as an aid for those suffering from insomnia.  Together, they make up Seditol, a safe health aid for the treatment of insomnia.
When we were younger, we learned about melatonin as a pineal gland hormone in science class. Produced during night time, it serves as a body timer to know when to sleep and when to wake up. But as a supplement, melatonin comes in different forms and helps in the management of insomnia and other sleep problems. It also does more than let you sleep. It is said to help regulate menstruation, aid bone loss, provide some relief for menopausal symptoms, and serves as an antioxidant. 
Both natural supplements can be beneficial when taken at the recommended dose. But just like any medicine, there are precautions in taking these especially if you have existing medical conditions or on any medication. To know more about Seditol and melatonin, consult your doctor.
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