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Make Melatonin Part of Your Anti Aging Plan

January 15th, 2018

The sleep hormone melatonin is important due to the impact of sleep on aging

Melatonin is a hormone that helps control circadian rhythm. It builds up in the body as daylight fades, until eventually it is at a high enough level that it triggers feelings of sleepiness. Unfortunately, melatonin production tends to diminish with age. This throws circadian rhythms out of balance, which can be hazardous to health in a variety of ways.

Supplementing melatonin, on the other hand, has the potential to correct the body’s internal clock and provide significant benefits for health:

Better Sleep: Poor quality sleep is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular, metabolic, and cognitive diseases. Supplementing melatonin at appropriate times can help restore normal circadian rhythms, thereby making it easier to fall asleep and reap all the health benefits of quality sleep.

Brain Health: Research suggests that individuals with Alzheimer’s often suffer a drop in melatonin production during the early stages of the disease. While it is not known whether boosting melatonin is beneficial for brain health in and of itself, melatonin can be helpful by promoting better sleep. Research has shown than even an additional one-hour nap during the day could help senior citizens preserve cognitive function.

Bone Density: A number of studies have shown that melatonin can help menopausal women maintain and improve bone density, primarily by increasing the activity of bone-building cells called osteoblasts.

Cholesterol: In a recent meta-review of experimental studies, researchers found a connection between long term melatonin supplementation and reduced total cholesterol. Melatonin can help suppress visceral fat, which will enhance insulin sensitivity, as well as prevent cholesterol absorption and synthesis through a variety of mechanisms.

How to Get More Melatonin

Supplementing melatonin with a product such as our Melatonin Liposomal Spray is a great way to get more melatonin in your system, especially if you are primarily concerned with using melatonin to support healthy sleep. You can also help support your body’s natural ability to produce melatonin by taking steps to support normal circadian rhythms, like getting up and going to bed at the same time each day, going out in the sun each day, and avoiding digital media before bed. You may also want to consider supplementing key nutrients like zinc, magnesium, and folate, since low levels of these nutrients can reduce the body’s ability to produce melatonin.

To learn more, or to purchase supplements, call us at 800-859-7511.

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