Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland in the brain. It is used for adjusting the body’s internal clock, coping with jet lag, and assisting blind individuals with day and night cycles.
Melatonin is involved with sleep, body cycles, awareness of time and date, and the physiological effects of temperature, cognitive, hormone, cardiovascular, and hormone symptoms.
Depending on the reason that melatonin is desired, the age, health, and other medical conditions of the individual, the suggested intake varies.
Sources in the Diet
Melatonin is available in dietary supplements.
Recent Studies and Articles
Melatonin and diabetes
Melatonin as sleep aid
Extended life with melatonin
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