- Created: Wednesday, 07 May 2014 18:17
- Written by Stephen Lapidus
Melatonin – It’s A Lot More Than Just A Good Night’s Sleep
By Phase4 Pharmaceutical - AgeForce® May 2014
Is Melatonin one of the most important dietary supplements? We think so and so do experts worldwide! If you were to ask 100 supplement users about Melatonin, 99of them would describe Melatonin as a supplement to help you get to sleep, and they’d be right. But that’s just the perverbial tip of the iceberg, so let’s take a closer look at Melatonin and its awesome benefits.
Where It comes from and what happens as we age: Melatonin is produced by a gland inside your brain called the Pineal gland. It is part of a very complex system that controls one’s sleep and wake cycles. As we age, our natural Melatonin production decreases.So the expression: “Sleep like a baby” is so true. This age-related decrease in melatonin production is the reason that a small daily dose of melatonin (5mg) is a safe and effective way to maintain adequate melatonin levels.
OK, lets talk about the incredible benefits of Melatonin above and beyond a good night’s sleep!
Antioxidant – Melatonin is one of the most powerful free-radical antioxidants. It has a unique ability to cross cell membranes and it is one of the very few substances that can cross the brain-blood barrier! Studies show it is more than twice as effective as vitamin E, due to melatonin’s amphiphilic properties.
Aging – The issue is still in doubt, but there are lots of studies that support the benefits of melatonin in anti-aging.
Obesity – Studies show that melatonin supplementation reduces weight and body fat.
Mental Acuity –Studies with mice show that melatonin receptors support learning and memory functions. There is a growing body of evidence that melatonin supplementation may help to moderate and slow the onset of Alzheimer’s.
Headaches - Melatonin has been shown to prevent cluster headaches and migraines.
Autism – Melatonin, by improving sleep quality, has shown to be beneficial for people with intellectual disabilities.
If you work at night – A small dose of melatonin (5mg) taken a couple of hours before you go to sleep will reset your internal “circadian clock” and help you get to sleep.
Stronger Immune System – Studies suggest that melatonin can help to fight bacterial infections, cancer, HIV, and other viral infections.
Diabetes – Higher levels of melatonin in women have been show to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Drug Abuse – Studies show that melatonin moderates the effectiveness of cocaine and others.
Depression – Studies show that melatonin is a useful tool in the treatment of depression.
Delirium – Studies show that melatonin supplementation reduced symptoms and incedences of Delirium.
Fertility - Menopause and Perimenopause – Recent studies show that melatonin moderates symptoms of Menopause and Perimenopause. It also showed elevated fertility and the prevention of depression during menopause.
Recap Of Melatonin’s Amazing Benefits – Once again, we think melatonin &melatonin patch is one of the most important supplements you can take. The benefits above speak for themselves.
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