Melatonin, Magnesium, Zinc (2011) & Insomnia

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A double- blind controlled trial involved 43 patients with primary insomnia. Patients took a food supplement with melatonin, magnesium and zinc every night one hour before bed. The control group took a placebo. The group taking the supplement had considerable improvement in ease of going to sleep, staying asleep, quality of sleep and daytime functionality.

Researchers: Rondanelli M, Opizzi A, Monteferrario F, Antoniello N, Manni R, Klersy C., Section of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy.

Published: The effect of melatonin, magnesium, and zinc on primary insomnia in long-term care facility residents in Italy: a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial; J Am Geriatr Soc., 2011 Jan;59(1):82-90.