Melatonin is More Than a Sleep
Supplement and May Help Reduce Anxiety
Melatonin, which most people regard as a sleep supplement,
is a naturally-produced hormone secreted from your pineal
gland. It is critical for sleep and helps reduce anxiety, but it is
also a powerful antioxidant that can help the body fight many
diseases including cancer.
Studies have shown that melatonin increases the levels of
several antioxidant enzymes in the brain and possibly other
parts of the body.
Recent studies have shown that fluoride, mono sodium glutamate
(MSG), and aspartate (as in the sweetener aspartame) shut off the
production of melatonin. Since fluoride is common in public water
systems and diets are filled with MSGand aspartame, this could
explain the proliferation of insomnia in the U.S. Chronic insomnia
leads to stress, which boosts the risk of cancer and other diseases.
Melatonin is recommended as a beneficial supplement
for the following:
· Sleep Melatonin is known to help promote restful sleep. To use
as a sleep aid, take 30 minutes before bedtime and increase as
necessary. It will induce dreaming. Do not use it during the day,
or you will become sleepy.
· Glaucoma All antioxidants help protect the retina from glaucoma.
A new study found that melatonin not only reduced free radicals in
the retina, but also dramatically reduced the glutamate level in the
retina (excitotoxin level) and did so at dosage amounts usually
taken for sleep 1 to 3 mg.
· Brain health Melatonin actually increases the amount of antioxidant
enzymes in the brain which protect it against damage by free radicals
seen in all degenerative brain diseases. Recent studies have shown
that these protective enzymes are low in people who develop
Alzheimer’s dementia and Parkinson’s disease.
· Puberty Melatonin regulates the onset of puberty in both boys
and girls, and young girls who live in cities with fluoride in the water
(fluoride lowers the production of melatonin) have been known to
begin menstruating several months sooner than their counterparts
in nonfluoridated locations.
The amount of melatonin begins to decline with aging, and is one of
the reasons for the high frequency of insomnia in the elderly. If you
notice you no longer dream, your melatonin levels are probably low.
Certain drugs (beta-blockers, ibuprofen, steroids, sleep aids, and
Prozac), caffeine, alcohol, and fluoride can lower melatonin secretion.
With the widespread fluoridation of water, use of certain medications
(such as ibuprofen, Prozac), and increasing fluoride in foods,
melatonin deficiencies are becoming more common and occurring
earlier in life.
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