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Melatonin is a natural hormone produced in our brain that works to maintain normal circadian rhythms – the day versus night response of our body. In individuals having difficulty sleeping or with altered circadian rhythms, such as occur in jet lag and night shift work, supplementation with melatonin can help provide the resynchronization of those cycles, at amounts ranging from 0.3-9.0 mg. Synthesis of melatonin declines with age. Melatonin is a potent antioxidant and powerful anti-histamine. Adequate melatonin levels have been reported to be a positive factor in cardiovascular, neuroendocrine, and bone health.
Melatonin administration exerts a sedative-like effect in amounts of 0.3-5.0 mg. When taken before onset of one's own melatonin secretion, even low amounts of melatonin can promote sleep. Melatonin is thought to potentiate the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) via direct interaction with GABA receptors, thus resulting in relaxation. Research indicates melatonin exerts sleep-promoting action by decreasing the time to fall asleep, improving the ability to stay asleep, and enhancing the depth of sleep.
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