In today's episode, Tara is joined by Deanna Minich, a distinguished expert with a scientific background, to unravel the wonders of melatonin and its significance in healthcare.

Deanna shares insights from her role as Chief Science Officer at Symphony Natural Health, shedding light on their innovative plant-based nutraceuticals and the remarkable benefits of Herbatonin, a high-quality form of melatonin.

The conversation dissects the importance of melatonin in healthy aging, its impact on detoxification, and its potential to regulate circadian rhythms. From varying dosages to the influence of liver health, the episode provides a comprehensive understanding of melatonin's multifaceted role in supporting overall well-being.

Whether you're curious about melatonin for children's sleep patterns or it's potential role in healthy aging, this episode has all the answers.

Here's some of what is discussed:

Understanding Melatonin:

Dr. Minich provides valuable insights into the unique properties of Herbatonin, a high-quality plant-derived form of melatonin that exhibits potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions.

Melatonin for Children:

The debate surrounding the use of melatonin supplements for children, especially amidst the challenges of the pandemic, is explored in-depth, considering both the benefits and potential risks.

Individualized Approaches:

Dr. Minich emphasizes the importance of personalized dosage and the quality of melatonin supplements, advocating for a comprehensive understanding of individual responses and needs.


Melatonin and Healthy Aging:

The episode uncovers the benefits of melatonin for healthy aging, with a focus on the optimal dosage for different age groups and specific conditions.



Deanna Minich, PhD, is a nutrition scientist, educator, and author, with over twenty years of experience in academia and in the natural product industries, currently serving as Chief Science Officer at Symphony Natural Health.

She has been active as a functional medicine clinician in clinical trials and in her own practice (Food & Spirit™). She is the author of six consumer books on wellness topics, four book chapters, and over fifty scientific publications.

Through her talks, workshops, groups, and in-person retreats, she helps people to transform their lives practically and artfully through nutrition and lifestyle.

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Visit to learn more about Herbatonin, the science behind melatonin and melatonin's many applications in the body.

If you are interested in Symphony Natural Health's products and have more questions, reach out to the team by emailing

Clinicians, please visit to learn more about Symphony Natural Health's professional line of products.


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