AdvaCare is a GMP manufacturer of Melatonin softgels.
Melatonin is a hormone critical in the body for setting our sleep-wake cycle. It is naturally produced by the pineal gland in the brain, stimulated by darkness and suppressed by light. Melatonin maintains the bodys circadian rhythm, or the bodys internal clock to wake up and fall asleep. The body produces more melatonin in the dark than in the light. Serotonin is the precursor to melatonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is derived from tryptophan, an amino acid. Melatonin is also crucial for female reproductive health; it helps to decide menstruation times and menopause.
Melatonin levels are believed to decrease with age, and thus the reason why adults have more trouble sleeping than children. Certain foods may be associated with a decreased amount of melatonin in the body, including caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol. Blue light can also suppress melatonin levels in the body. Foods that naturally boost the amount of melatonin in the body include oats, banana, cherries, walnuts, pineapples, and barley.
Melatonins most well-known use is a sleep aid. Supplements with melatonin help to aid those with disrupted circadian rhythms, such as those with abnormal sleep schedules or jet lag. Melatonin also has associated benefits with the prevention and treatment of breast and prostate cancer. It can also help to treat and decrease menopause symptoms by promoting the recovery of the pituitary and thyroid glands, which lead to more youthful patterns. The symptoms of menopause it can treat include sleeping problems.
Melatonin also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. It can lower blood pressure and cholesterol, thus overall helping to reduce and treat cardiovascular diseases and improve cardiovascular health. It provides chronic pain relief and relieves the symptoms of fibromyalgia, widespread pain in muscles and the connective tissues.
Other pains that melatonin can relieve include migraines. Melatonin can boost the immune system by having strong antioxidant effects and treating acute inflammation. Studies have shown potential benefits on autism offered by Melatonin. Melatonin is linked to better sleep, daytime behavior, and minimal side effects in studies with autistic children.
Take melatonin in moderation and as directed to. Side effects and symptoms of high dosages may include vivid dreams, disrupted circadian rhythms, headache, dizziness, fatigue, cramps, irritability, and decreased libido. There are possible drug interactions associated with melatonin.