Melatonin is a hormone produced in the brain by the pineal gland from the amino acid tryptophan. The synthesis and release of melatonin are stimulated by darkness and suppressed by light, suggesting the involvement of melatonin in circadian rhythm and regulation of diverse body functions. Levels of melatonin in the blood are highest prior to bedtime.
Synthetic melatonin supplements have been used for a variety of medical conditions, most notably for disorders related to sleep.
Melatonin possesses antioxidant activity, and many of its proposed therapeutic or preventive uses are based on this property. Read more…(Mayo Clinic)
Warning: If you are under medical supervision, seek the advise of your physician or healthcare professional prior to use of this product. Individuals with autoimmune conditions, depressive disorders or pregnant / lactating women should consult their physician prior to use. Do not take if you are operating machinery or a vehicle.
|Melatonin - the brain clock regulator.
by Patricia Jenkins from Maclean NSW AUSTRALIA on Oct 20, 2014
|I ran out of Melatonin after using it for many years to relieve my CFS symptons. They were:- nodding through the day, and tossing and turning all night. That left me with no energy, and befuddled thinking. My new supply arrived yesterday, so I put 2 tablets under my tongue last night - and slept for 7 hours straight....feel much better already, I will make sure I don't run out of Melatonin ever again!!|
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