Now foods Melatonin 180 caps 5 mg for better sleep
Melatonin is an organic chemical compound - a tryptophan derivative that acts as a 'sleep hormone' in the human body. It is produced in the pineal gland, more specifically in special cells called pinealocytes. Is somewhat related to another important neurohormone - serotonin. Through several chemical reactions, serotonin is changed into melatonin when needed (and the right conditions are present). Melatonin production is inhibited by light.
How does melatonin work?
The best known function of melatonin is the regulation of biological rhythms - seasonal and circadian. This means that melatonin in supplement form is not a typical 'sleeping pill' - it does not sedate or cause excessive sleepiness. However, it facilitates falling asleep in a physiological way. It also promotes the establishment of a fixed bedtime, with regular use - it should be taken as a signal to the body that bedtime is approaching. Melatonin can also be used for shift work - when you have to go to bed at unusual hours, or when the 'hours are shifted' in the case of the Jet Lag phenomenon.
What is melatonin?
Melatonin is a powerful antioxidant - it reduces oxidative stress and thus prevents cell death. This is insanely important for the Central Nervous System, where it is found in the highest amounts - it prevents neuronal damage and stops neurodegenerative diseases.
Is the use of melatonin safe?
The use of melatonin has no side effects. It also does not cause addiction, which is characteristic of sleep medications (even the most modern ones). Therefore, it is worth using melatonin on a long-term basis in order to get the body used to a certain bedtime, and additionally enjoy its benefits related to neutralizing free radicals. The supplement is especially recommended for people over 40, when melatonin production declines rapidly.
1 capsule 30 minutes before bedtime.