I could always use a bit more education ^_^ And it makes sense. I always doubted using this little pill that's made up of the chemical our bodies create to induce sleep, even though I hear that it's the exact same chemical. I do believe it's true, but I could never really get around to taking the pill, even though it's sitting on my shelf waiting for me to use it on long nights. It just seems weird to me, using a pill to go to sleep.
One of the interesting thing about extracting just one chemical out of a plant is that the same plant has lots of other chemicals that support that main chemical, or counterbalance its negative effects. This is why I believe it's generally better to use the whole food source instead of an extract.
"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine