Research reports on Melatonin:
▪︎ SLEEP/INSOMNIA/JET LAG/SHIFT WORK
Dietary supplementation has shown Melatonin to be a natural sleep inducer and a means to reset the internal body clock as needed for the relief of temporary sleep disturbances and jetlag.
Clinical studies have shown Melatonin to have an excellent effect on insomnia, jet-lag and shift work maladaptation, without the side effects of conventional sleeping pills such as “hang-over” and habit-forming use-dependence.
▪︎ IMMUNE DEFENSE SYSTEM
Melatonin buffers the effects of stress and reduces the gradual decline of immunity that accompanies stress. Researchers have demonstrated Melatonin’s ability to treat Cancer, slow progression of AIDS, make the body more resistant to colds, and protect the immune system from the toxic effects of chemotherapy.
Numerous studies reveal that supplemental Melatonin can restore thymus gland function, boost immune function by increasing the production of T-cells, important to our natural defenses, and increase the body’s anti-tumor activity, particularly in advanced Cancer patients.
Melatonin also shows promise as a treatment for a number of other diseases and conditions, including Hypertension, high Cholesterol, various kinds of Cancer, Autism, Epilepsy, Migraine, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and Alzheimer’s disease.
▪︎ LONGEVITY/AGING/QUALITY OF LIFE
Melatonin has strong anti-aging properties. According to the experts, Melatonin has many vital functions in our body, therefore prolonging our life span. It is considered to be “The Policeman of all Policemen”, regulating the secretion of other important bodily hormones, governing the body at large and of course also the important aging process.
Many people take supplemental Melatonin every day for this purpose rather than for insomnia/sleep deprivation conditions. In such cases a dosage of 0.2 – 1 mg is normally enough.
▪︎ ANTIOXIDANT/FREE RADICAL SCAVANGER
Melatonin has been shown to be an extremely potent and wide-ranging antioxidant, protecting every part of the cell in the body, including vital brain cells. Antioxidants are vital to our health because they rid the body of dangerously reactive molecules called free radicals.
Over 100 diseases have now been linked with free radical damage, including Cataracts, Macular Degeneration, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, Arthritis, Cancer and the Aging Process itself.
▪︎ SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER (“SAD”)
Melatonin has been shown to be effective in persons with SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder, which is caused by the breakdown of the circadian/body-clock rhythm.