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is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland in the brain. It regulates the circadian
rhythm as well as regulates the deep stages of sleep. It is in these deep stages
of sleep that our immune system is stimulated. A recent book published
called The Melatonin Miracle regarded the pineal gland as a master regulator
of the endocrine system and, as such, controls most of the immune systems responses.
The pineal gland controls the activities of virtually every cell in the body
affecting such diverse functions as reproduction, body temperature, kidney function,
immunity, sleep, growth and development. The pineal gland uses melatonin
to maintiain the body's balance, equilibrium and homeostasis.
pineal gland's primary role is to control the production and use of energy throughout
the body through the release of melatonin and perhaps other compounds. The pineal
directs energy production so that it goes where it is needed at precisely
the right time, whether it is needed to repair or respond to injury or make
hormones, enzymes or antibodies. In summary, melatonin directs the cells in
the body to do whatever it takes to keep the body running and in a state of
January 16, 1997, the New
England Journal of Medicine
published the most extensive review about melatonin
that has ever been published in a conventional medical journal. This article
extolled many of the virtues of melatonin including the powerful antioxidant
effects, the potential benefit in preventing and treating cancer, its immune
enhancing properties, its potential to slow aging and its ability to promote
better sleep and avoid jet lag. Melatonin has been shown to have a role in the
biologic regulation of circadian rhythms, sleep, mood, reproduction, tumor growth
and aging. As with DHEA, there have been hundreds of studies published showing
the tremendous beneficial effects of melatonin. If published scientific studies
show a natural hormone supplement can boost immune function, scavenge free radicals,
fight cancer, induce youthful sleep patterns, and possibly slow the aging process,
we feel that most people should be taking melatonin as a supplement.
is sold over the counter. Again, most of the OTC preparations are from Hong
Kong and do contain contaminants. The pharmaceutical grade is 100% pure. Taking
melatonin that is compounded by a special pharmacy is the only way to ensure
pure melatonin. The standard dose is 3 mg. Many patients may have to take up
to 40mg in order to get the desired effect. The simple way to judge the correct
amount necessary is by trial and error. The only side effect from melatonin
might be excessive morning sleepiness and headache. If this is encountered,
then the dose should be reduced. Some people are sensitive to melatonin and
require a much smaller dose such as 1mg, while the majority of people tolerate
3 to 9 mg without difficulty. Again, since melatonin is such an important health
hormone to take, the maximum dose tolerable should be taken. This dose is simply
the amount that can be taken without causing excessive morning sleepiness and
that which results in restful sleep without significant awakening.
discovered one intriguing sideline to melatonin, which is the reduction in nocturia
or urinary frequency at night. Many men think that they have prostate problems
because they awaken to urinate, although they usually urinate small amounts.
Melatonin usually abolishes this nighttime awakening with the urge to urinate
which in turn "cured" the supposed prostate problem. And, yes, it is equally
effective in women.
would anyone not want to take this safe, natural, effective, cheap, cancer-protective,
immune-enhancing therapy for sleep that has stood the test of time?
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