- Promotes high-quality sleep and balances your “body clock”
- Offers antioxidant protection and support the immune system
- Supports cognitive health
- Protects cell DNA
Why is melatonin good for you?
Melatonin is a hormone which is naturally produced in the body. It is derived from tryptophan and is primarily known to offer support for the circadian rhythm, also known as your “body clock”.
A good night’s sleep is essential to bodily health, mental revitalization and overall physical well-being. However, many people have trouble falling asleep as well as staying asleep. Your sleep patterns are regulated by your circadian rhythm, which melatonin supports. Natural production of this hormone declines with age. This can disturb your circadian rhythm and as a result thereof your quality of sleep.
Although it is mostly known for its sleep-promoting qualities, research now shows that it also has many other health benefits. These include support for the immune system, cognitive health, and even cell DNA. There is even an anti-aging aspect to melatonin; as people age, the pineal gland can gradually become calcified, leading to a lower output of melatonin.
The Science Behind our Melatonin
Scientific research has in recent years demonstrated that there is more to melatonin than it merely being helpful in promoting high-quality sleep.
What is also interesting about melatonin, is that it can be delivered in a variety of fashions, ranging from traditional capsule form with normal or extended release to liposomal delivery.