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
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.
What does 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 anti-mutagen 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.
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 the
antioxidant 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!
Direction: For best results, take one (1) tablet one hour before
Ingredients: Melatonin 3mg, L-theanine 25mg, vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine
Other ingredients: Cellulose, dicalcium phosphate, coating (titanium
dioxide, polydextrose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, triacetin and
polyethylene glycol), croscamellose sodium, magnesium stearate and silicon
Cautions: Keep 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
disorders, 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
The same applies to Seasonal Emotional Disorders which affect the people
whose biorhythms cannot adapt to the changes of
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
increases the population of lymphocytes T. Research also shows that
supplements of Melatonin make it possible to reduce
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. No
unfavorable effect was noted.
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 dependence. 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 ?
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 time.
Who should not take Melatonin ?
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
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 from it.
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
unwanted extras. Our Melatonin is a guaranteed pharmaceutical product of
high quality, with a purity higher than 99.5%.
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