Wellness Begins with a Restful sleep
What is Melatonin?
Melatonin is a hormone that is produced in the pineal gland in the brain. melatonin levels vary in 24-hour cycles and are controlled by our body clock. normally its production is reduced by being in bright light. levels increase at night. melatonin, often referred to as "the hormone of darkness", has been proven useful in circadian rhythm disorders, such as sleep disturbances, jet lag, and sleep-wake cycles disturbances that often affect the blind, shift works among others. while literature suggests many other potential benefits listed here, they have not been definitively proven. melatonin is safe, and no serious negative side effects have been reported to date.
prevents or slows damage to cells caused by free radicals
prevents or slows damage to the body induced by chronic inflammation. inflammation occurs in response to trauma, illness, and stress. It is part of the body's defense mechanism and plays a role in the healing process, but chronic inflammation may contribute to a wide range of chronic diseases.
studies suggest melatonin is necessary for the proper synthesis, secretion, and action of insulin. melatonin is involved in the daily distribution of metabolic processes and in regulating daily energy.