Melatonin regulates Sleep and
strengthens the immune system
Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland, which is a pea
sized structure located at the center of the brain. The secretion of
Melatonin occurs during the night in response to the darkness. It
reaches a maximum level in the middle of the night, then decrease until the
morning. The synthesis and putting into circulation of Melatonin are
inhibited by the light: it is the hormone of the circadian rate/rhythm.
What exactly is Melatonin ?
Melatonin is a liposoluble and water soluble hormone that the organism
metabolizes in a remarkably fast manner.
The production of Melatonin
decreases with age.
When the individual ages, the pineal gland is calcified
and produces less and less Melationin. The levels of Melatonin are very
abundant in children, decrease after puberty and then drop of more than
90% until the age of 70.
Melatonin do ?
Melatonin regulates and controls our biological clock: it improves sleep, stimulates the immune system, and protects the central nervous
system. In in-vitro studies, Melatonin showed an antimutagen activity on
seven different types of human cancerous cells, including those of breast and
prostate cancer. Melatonin also positively influences the
reproductive, cardiovascular, and neurological systems. Melatonin is an
extremely powerful antioxidant which protects each part of the cell and
each cell of the organism, including the neurons.
More than 100 degenerative diseases (including cataracts, the macular
degeneration of the retina, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's
disease, osteoarthritis, etc...) are associated with the reduction of
defenses of the organism. Oxidation is also one of the
principal factors of the process of ageing itself! In fact, Melatonin can
be, with DHEA, the most effective product for health prevention,
and the least expensive that exists!
For best results, take one
(1) tablet one hour before bedtime).
3mg, L-theanine 25mg, vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl)
Cellulose, dicalcium phosphate,
coating (titanium dioxide, polydextrose,
methylcellulose, triacetin and polyethylene glycol), croscamellose sodium, magnesium stearate
and silicon dioxide.
out of reach of children. Store in a dry, cool place with lid tightly
closed. Not intended for use by
pregnant or lactating women, individuals
with autoimmune conditions, depressive disorders, endocrine
serious illness, or other drug use.
Melatonin supplement and its benefits
Melatonin is a product of synthesis exactly identical to the hormone
produced naturally by the pineal gland, which brings multiple benefits:
Against insomnia: Melatonin is best and the surest of the inductors
of sleep available.
It is effective in one hour for 90% of the subjects. The
sleep facilitated by Melatonin is natural, repairing, and of better
quality than the sleep induced by common sleeping pills.
The users of Melatonin awake
always fresh and well rested.
Melatonin is particularly effective to get rid of the Jet Lag (shift
time), and the disorders of the circadian rate/rhythm which result
from night work.
The same applies to Seasonal Emotional Disorders which affect the
people whose biorhythms cannot adapt to the changes of seasons.
Melatonin neutralizes the effects of stress, and reduces the
gradual decline of the immunity system which accompanies it.
Many studies show that Melatonin protects from cancer and the
toxic effects of chemotherapy. It restores the functionality of the
thymus and increases the population of lymphocytes T. Research also
shows that supplements of Melatonin make it possible to reduce
hypertension, to better resist colds, and more generally, to
prevent or to better resist a great number of diseases associated with
Are there any
side effects ?
Melatonin supplement is remarkably safe, and is stripped of side effects.
It is well misadvised driving or using dangerous tools after having
consumed Melatonin, since it induces sleep and, therefore,
decreases the speed of reaction. A study carried out in Holland on a
population of 5,000 women has just shown that Melatonin, even
in significant quantity and for a long time, can be used without danger. These women took 75
mg of Melatonin per day during 5 years, showing that
with this dosage, Melatonin inhibits the production of estrogens.
unfavorable effect was noted.
Melatonin or sleeping pills ?
Contrarily to sleeping pills, Melatonin, in recommended amounts,
induces a natural sleep which resynchronize the
circadian rate/rhythm. It improves the speed at which one falls asleep, as well as the
duration and quality of sleep. Melatonin creates neither habit nor
In contrast, sleeping pills remove the essential phase of
the sleep devoted to dream, require an intake of increasingly high
amounts, create a terrible dependence, and can even cause you to wake up with
a hangover, or kill you, if you misuse it.
What is the recommended dosage ?
The individual needs vary significantly: 1 to 3 mg are generally enough
to induce sleep.
If you have a little difficulty wakening up the
following day, it is because you took too much of it. If you did not sleep
sufficiently, you can increase the amount.
Use your common sense to adapt
your consumption to the needs of your organism.
But, the best means to know your exact need is the
test (precise medical method to restore your optimal melatonin
When is it necessary to take Melatonin ?
Always take your Melatonin in the evening. The Melatonin intake
during daytime could make you sleepy and desynchronized. Take your Melatonin one hour before bed
should not take Melatonin ?
Women who are pregnant or nursing (since no one knows how excessive
exposure to the hormone might affect a fetus or infant); people with
severe allergies or autoimmune diseases (melatonin could exacerbate such
conditions by stimulating the immune system); people with immune-system
cancers, such as lymphoma or leukemia (for the same reason), and healthy
children (who already produce it in abundance). Women trying to conceive
should also think twice about taking the hormone, since high doses can act
as a contraceptive.
As with any substance introduced into your body,
if you have a medical condition you should always consult your physician
first before taking melatonin.
Will melatonin extend my lifespan ?
There are no human studies to support this contention. In tests on both
rats and mice, Melatonin caused a significant 20% increase in their
lifespan. If Melatonin does allow you to live longer and healthier, it
could do so because melatonin may reduce free radical damage, stimulate
an aging immune system, protect the cardiovascular system, preserve a
youthful circadian rhythm, or stimulate the production of growth hormones.
How to be sure to have good quality Melatonin ?
Natural, animal, or bovine grade melatonin contains the actual
extracts of the pineal gland. Because it comes from animal tissue, this
grade of melatonin may be accompanied by viruses or proteins that could
cause an antibody response. We highly recommend that people stay away
The alternative is synthetic or pharmaceutical grade melatonin, which is
produced from pharmaceutical grade ingredients. This form is molecularly
identical to the melatonin that we produce in our own bodies, without
Our Melatonin is a guaranteed pharmaceutical product of high quality, with a purity
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