Seasonal Affective Disorder

By Dr. Rick Tague

Are you prepared to face the “Winter Blues”?

Everyone tends to feel a little “blah” when the days are short and cold, but for some people seasonal change brings with it something more serious than the blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which is a form of depression that 20% of Americans struggle with.


By Dr. Rick Tague


Melatonin is a hormone released by the pineal gland in the brain, especially at night.  It’s production is stimulated by dark and inhibited by light.  Melatonin levels are much higher in children than in adults.  Levels decline as we age.

Melatonin is very effective at establishing and maintaining a normal sleep cycle.  Timing is very important in the use of Melatonin.  For best results, take it as close to bedtime as possible.  We recommend  using sublingual Melatonin that dissolves under the tongue for the fastest, most effective results.  Purity and quality of product is very important, as it is with all hormones.