– Supports aspects of brain chemistry that are involved in sleep, making it an excellent supplement for sleep therapy
– Relieves anxiety and improves quality of cancer treatments
– Guards the nervous system against degenerative diseases
– Prevents migraines
Facts and Functions
Melatonin is secreted from the pineal gland deep inside the brain. The principal factor affecting melatonin is light, which inhibits the secretion of this hormone. Darkness has the opposite effect from light, resulting in signaling to the pineal gland to increase melatonin secretion. The normal cycles of melatonin production are altered due to factors including aging, medications, and light exposure at night. While the long-term health effects of disrupted melatonin secretion are not yet fully known, some scientists have suggested that years of working nights could lead to adverse effects—even cancer.
Some people use melatonin for Alzheimer’s disease, ringing in the ears, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia, migraine and other headaches, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), bone loss (osteoporosis), a movement disorder called tardive dyskinesia (TD), epilepsy, as an anti-aging agent, and for menopause.
This nutrient is of the highest quality and purity obtainable, free of all common allergens.