Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone produced by the pineal gland
that plays a role in the regulation of the sleep-wake cycle. It is secreted
by the pineal gland after your body senses the fall of darkness at the end
of each day and keeps your body synchronized with the rhythms of day and
night. It is also a powerful antioxidant that supports immune system
function. As we age, our Melatonin levels decline, so supplementation is
necessary to provide optimal levels of this important hormone. Scientists
believe this reduction is the reason why older adults have more trouble
sleeping than younger people. LifeSource Vitamins' Melatonin is a synthetic
dietary supplement. Natural Melatonin is normally derived from animal
pineal tissue, but concerns have arisen over the survival of unwanted
microbes during the manufacturing process. LifeSource Vitamins would rather
be cautious, so we only offer the safe, synthetic form of this nutrient.*
Why take it?
Studies suggest that... supplements can hasten sleep and ease jet lag,
without the hazards or side effects of prescription sleeping pills."
Melatonin may have many other uses and has been reported to make people
feel better, strengthen the immune system, and reduce free radicals in the
body. Current research is underway to determine Melatonin's effect as an
anti-oxidant, immno-modulator in cancer, delayed sleep-phase disorders, and
jet lag. Tests are still underway so there is much to still be learned
about Melatonin and its effects on the human body.*
Who benefits the most?
Travelers and people suffering from mild sleep disorders. According to
Newsweek, a typical comment from discussion groups on the Internet is,
"'Folks, I've tried Melatonin and it's great. It has ...restored my sleep
cycle, given me lots of energy.'"*
Are there any side effects?
According to one report, "10 percent of the users said the hormone did
nothing for them, and another 10 percent complained of side effects such as
nightmares, headaches, morning grogginess, mild depression, and low sex
drive. In past studies, researchers have given people up to 600 to 3,000
times the usual doses - without causing any toxicity."*
What additional benefits are there and how reliable are these claims?
"In test-tube and animal experiments, researchers have found that it
protects cells, strengthens the immune system, and slows the growth of some
tumors." Tests with laboratory mice suggest that Melatonin might also
reduce the effects of aging - but remember, these results are very
preliminary. "...Some experts are appalled to see so many people toying
with such a potent hormone. One concern is that high doses while causing no
immediate harm, could have unknown long-term effects. 'Even one milligram,
the smallest commercially available dose, is at least three times higher
than the normal amount in the body.'"*
Should certain people avoid it?
Yes. "Those include women 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.*
Is Melatonin Safe?
Melatonin is one of the least toxic substances known. People have taken as
much as 6 grams (600 to 3000 times the normal dosage) of the substance in
carefully monitored studies with no sign of toxicity. Only four complaints
regarding Melatonin have been reported to the FDA (USA's Food and Drug
Administration). The only consistent side effect of high doses has been
drowsiness and slower reaction times. In the most extensive clinical trial
to date, a high dose of 75 milligrams of Melatonin per day was given to
1400 women in the Netherlands for up to four years with no ill effects. The
FDA reports that in the more than two years Melatonin has been available
for sale over-the-counter in the United States, no alarming side effects
have been reported. *
LifeSource Vitamins - Melatonin - supplement has shown to help with
sleeping issues and ease jet lag, without the hazards or side effects of
prescription sleeping pills.*
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