MELATONIN- HOW IT CAN BENEFIT SLEEP AND OTHER HEALTH CONDITIONS
Melatonin is best known as a natural sleep aid. Late in the evening and during sleep, your body produces and releases hormone melatonin from pineal grand in the brain. Researchers believe that melatonin decreases with the age what explains why older people don’t tend to sleep as well as they did when they were younger. However, Recent studies indicate that Melatonin’s benefits go far beyond than just helping with insomnia
1. Melatonin improves bone density.
Disruptions in circadian rhythms by shift work, aging, menopause, insomnia are associated with bone loss and fractures, as well as bone- related diseases such as periodontitis, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Melatonin through its actions as an antioxidant or free radical scavenger stimulates osteoblastogenesis, inhibits osteoclastogenesis, and improve bone density.
2. Immune buffer Research shows that melatonin has strong antioxidant effects and may help strengthen the immune system. Moreover, it’s also behaves as an anti-inflammatory compound when there’s an intensified immune response, in case of acute inflammation. Thus, together with other anti-inflammatory supplements, Melatonin is an adjuvant treatment for Covid -19 symptoms
3. Heart Disease Helper Multiple studies suggest that melatonin has heart-protective properties. When it comes to cardiovascular health, it has certain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. It also may help lower blood pressure and cholesterol.
4. Decreases Negative Menopause Symptoms
Natural hormone Melatonin can lead to recovery of pituitary and thyroid functions among perimenopausal and menopausal women. That decreases common negative perimenopausal and menopause symptoms, like insomnia, mood swings and hot flushes.
Speak with your doctor first before taking melatonin if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have autoimmune disease, seizures, diabetes or taking high blood pressure medications. Drug Interactions:
Melatonin can decrease the effectiveness of some medications, while actually decreasing side effects from others. Here are some possible drug interactions to be aware of: