Homeopathic Endocrine and Organ Support - by MBi Nutraceuticals
- Molecular Biologics
MELATONIN IS SECRETED BY THE PINEAL GLAND IN THE BRAIN AND IS
IMPORTANT IN THE REGULATION OF MANY HORMONES IN THE BODY
Among its key roles,
melatonin controls the body's circadian rhythm, an internal 24-hour
time-keeping system that plays an important role in when we fall
asleep and when we wake up. Darkness stimulates the release of
melatonin and light suppresses its activity. Normal melatonin
cycles are disrupted when we are exposed to excessive light in
the evening or too little light during the daytime. For example,
jet lag, shift work, and poor vision can disrupt melatonin cycles.
A number of studies indicate
melatonin supplementation helps to reduce the age-related decline
in hormone production from the thyroid and pituitary glands.
MELATONIN, JET-LAG, AND
An investigation was
done into the efficacy of oral melatonin in alleviating jet lag
in flight crews after a series of international flights. The
optimal time for taking melatonin was also investigated. When
melatonin 5 mgs was given on arrival for 5 days a trend showing
improved recovery in jet-lag, mood and sleepiness was shown.
There was also a significantly faster recovery of energy and
A study was done with shift
workers. 5 mgs melatonin was given at bedtime and increased alertness
in waking hours was observed.
In treating insomnia, melatonin
was given at 6 pm and 8 pm close to times of endogenous melatonin
release and habitual sleep onset. No hangover effects were noted
as assessed by mood and performance tests administered the morning
Melatonin has also been found
to be efficacious in delayed sleep phase syndrome. 5 mgs/day
was administered for one month. Mean sleep onset time was advanced
115 mins and mean final awakening hour by 106 mins.
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