Melatonin – Natural Relief for Sleeplessness

Posted by Medical Board on January 21, 2021 in Uncategorized Last updated on January 21, 2021 melatonin

Melatonin—How it Works

Deep in the midbrain the pineal gland produces Melatonin, the hormone responsible for regulating circadian rhythms and the body’s biological clock.  As part of the endocrine system Melatonin further supports healthy immune function and provides both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant protection.  During daylight hours the body produces the least amount of melatonin followed by increased production as nighttime approaches. Melatonin is the hormone that helps induce drowsiness at night thus preparing the body for sleep.  

Disruptions in the sleep/wake cycle can cause irritability, brain fog, inattention, and headaches.  Melatonin is also implicated in the regulation of female reproductive cycles.

Melatonin support may benefit:

  • Rotating shift workers
  • Air travelers
  • Individuals with seasonal mood disorders
  • Women with menopause-related sleep issues
  • Individuals with attention/hyperactive disorders

Effects of Reduced Melatonin Production

Low levels of Melatonin in the body may be associated with:

  • ADHD
  • Lack of concentration
  • SAD (Seasonal Affect Disorder)
  • Headaches
  • Learning disabilities
  • Depression
  • Delayed sleep phase syndrome
  • Menstrual problems

Exposure to too much light in the evening before bedtime (or too little sunlight during the day) may lead to an imbalance in melatonin production that negatively affects sleep performance.

Melatonin supports:

  • Healthy sleep
  • Circadian rhythm balance
  • Faster sleep onset
  • Quality of sleep
  • Increased Rapid Eye Movement (REM) during sleep
  • Deep sleep
  • Dreaming during sleep
  • Increased number of hours asleep
  • Alertness in the daytime

Melatonin Benefits

Menopause Support

Melatonin plays a role in regulating the female reproductive cycle by affecting the production, timing and release of major sex hormones. These in turn indirectly impact the menstrual cycle. Menopausal women may benefit from melatonin supplementation for help with sleep, mood, immune support and bone health. 

Mood Support

During winter months when sunlight is reduced in many parts of the world, some individuals experience depressed mood due to changes in melatonin production.  Melatonin supplementation may help by safely “nudging” the body’s internal biological clock.

Immune Support and Antioxidant Protection

Melatonin offers protective antioxidant benefits and support for the body’s immune system.  Melatonin is up to 10 times stronger than vitamin E and is able to enter the mitochondria in efforts to fight free radicals.

Liposomal Spray Delivery System 

Liposomal spray delivery allows for accurate dosing of readily bioavailable melatonin through rapid biological tissue absorption.  Because stomach acids are bypassed, this spray delivery system is ideal for individuals who suffer from gastro intestinal issues.

Melatonin Supplement Facts 

Serving Size: 2 sprays (0.4 ml) Amount Per Serving, 3 mg Melatonin, includes 75 Servings

Other Ingredients: glycerin, water, sunflower lecithin, oleic acid polyglyceride, citric acid, xanthan gum, orange oil, rosmarinic acid. 

Suggested Use: Hold canister 1” from mouth, spray twice and swallow, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Shake well before using. 

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