Melatonin is a hormone produced in the Pineal gland, which forms serotonin, the precursor of melatonin which, in turn, is the precursor of tryptophan. It governs our sleep cycles and regulates body rhythms to promote normal sleep. Excess blood levels of melatonin lead to a decrease in thyroid hormone levels. It is a neuroendocrine transducer that responds to light stimulation. Individuals with high levels of melatonin usually sleep longer and more soundly than those with lower levels. As age develops, less melatonin is produced by the body so sleep is usually shallower and of shorter duration.
A Polish study published in Prz Menopauzalny (Menopausal Review) just evaluated melatonin in menopausal women. Women who received 5mg of melatonin each night for 24 weeks not only slept better but also lost a little weight. I have to say, 5mg is a rather hefty dose!
MELATONIN Is a BRAIN Detoxifier! When the brain is deficient in Melatonin, metabolic waste and toxic material taken up from our environment build up in the brain because it can't be removed as quickly as it's being produced or taken in, and wherever there's a large amount of toxins that the body can't effectively do much with, infections of all different kinds start to grow. Eventually, brain function decreases in an increasingly noticeable way: poor memory, brain fog, ears ringing, insomnia, anxiety, depression, seizures, and on up to the neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and others. Melatonin deficiency is just one of the many possible causes of these symptoms, but even when they are due to something else, the deficiency will exacerbate them. Once the brain is detoxed using Melatonin, you'll be able to sleep again and the body's own production of melatonin will be restored.
Prescription Melatonin can be dangerous. It can be addictive and also cause hormones to become even more imbalanced. Homeopathic Melatonin is never addictive and will not throw your body further out of whack.
Option 1: Melatonin Drops
Ingredients: Melatonin (6-12-30-200X)
Option 2: Melatonin Liposome
Ingredients: Glycine 200mg, Melatonin 3mg, Liposome Proprietary Blend 400mg