Melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine)

Mainstream Melatonin: Review in New England Journal of Medicine Cites Benefits on Sleep, Tumors and More

Mainstream Melatonin: Review in New England Journal of Medicine Cites Benefits on Sleep, rumors and More

In the Jan. 16, 1997, issue of The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), there is a 10-page review article on melatonin...the most extensive overview about melatonin that has ever been published in a conventional medical journal.

Melatonin -- the Dracula of hormones

The article identifies melatonin as a naturally occurring hormone that regulates the body's sleep/wake cycle. The melatonin is known to modify the function of the nervous system, the endocrine sy...

Sound Sleep

The article focuses on the physiological effects of sound sleep. Sleeping deprivation affects one's ability to concentrate, hastens ageing and leads to several age-related ailments such as diabet...

WHAT IS THE PROPER DOSE OF MELATONIN?

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Based on published reports indicating significant disease prevention potential, melatonin has become a popular dietary supplement in the United States. There is a debate, however, as to what the optimal nightly dose of melatonin should be.

Fighting breast cancer: Melatonin and magnetic fields

The article discusses the importance of melatonin in the prevention of breast cancer for women. Sleeping at night in total darkness is emphasized in order that melatonin will be secreted from the...

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