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MELATONIN MUCH MORE THAN A SLEEPING AID

MelatoninIf you have seen my video blog about melatonin then you as my readers are well-aware about melatonin powers that it’s a hormone that aids natural sleep. But did you know that it is much more than that it’s actually an effective anti-aging treatment, and excellent antioxidant. I will discuss in details what other health benefits it offers.(so keep on reading!!! Because you are about to get more equipped!!!) :)

So, here goes:

Melatonin Aids GERD, and Acidity

It suppresses the stomach acid, and controls, and check, the gastric acid from causing any negative effect on esophagus.

I will mention one study here,  in which 351 people who had mild to severe heartburn were tested. One group was given Prilosec an acid blocker;  while the second group was given melatonin, B vitamins, and amino acids. All the members of the group on melatonin, and other supplements showed complete resolution of the heartburning symptoms incomparision with the group on Prilosec. (Only 66 percent of them showed total relief.)

On the basis of the above mentioned study. I recommend you to take 6 mg of melatonin half an hour before bedtime along with B vitamins, and other amino acids to boost the efficacy of melatonin. Doing so will keep away the heart burn, and will surely prevent, and treat GERD, naturally.

Melatonin Prevents, and Treats Migraine

Another benefit of melatonin is that it can curtail the severity, and frequency of dreadful migraine. And it’s needless to tell you how very painful, and hard these attacks are for the migraine sufferers.

Based on a study published in “Neurology,” 32 people were given 3mg of melatonin, half hour before bedtime for about three months. There results are astonishing. All the subjects reported a decrease in frequency, and severity of migraine by a whopping 78%. These findings are substantial enough for me to recommend the migraine sufferers to take 3 mg of melatonin, along with magnesium;  half hour before bedtime; for every single night. So, all the best. :)

Melatonin Protects Cardiovascular System

Furthermore, based on the Spanish study, melatonin was given to fresh heart attack patients while they were still in ICU, and after; for about six months of time period. The results of the follow-up period proved that people on 3 mg of melatonin, half hour before bedtime; dealt well, and there was a phenomenal drop in subsequent heart attack or sudden cardiac death. From the heart patients who had decreased levels of melatonin.

Melatonin Prevents Type 2 Diabetes

Also, one of the latest reason behind developing type 2 diabetes is melatonin. My conclusion is based on a Nurse Health research carried between 2000, and 2012;  in which 740 women were studied.  The research findings were that 370 women who had higher levels of melatonin didn’t developed type 2 diabetes. These results are enough for me to urge you to take melatonin if diabetes runs in family or you are diagnosed as pre-diabetic along with proper low glycemic index diet. :)

Melatonin Prevents Muscular Degeneration

Plus, melatonin supplementation prevents the retinal cells from damaging effects of free radicals.

Based on a study that included 100 subjects, with age-bound muscular degeneration. They were given 3mg of melatonin half hour before sleeping time. Their results showed minimal retinal damage progression, and had maintained visual acuity.

Melatonin Helps Decrease Tinnitus Symptoms

According to the University of Washington School of Medicine study; melatonin decreased tinnitus that is characterized by ringing of both the ears.

Twenty four tinnitus patients,  ranging from 18 years to 70 years of ages;  were given melatonin of 3mg, half hour before sleep-time for six months. Consequently, showed reductions in tinnitus symptoms, and with the added benefits of improved sleep quantity, and quality. So, do consider if you have tinnitus. :)

Melatonin Prevents, and Treats Cancer

Finally, let me end my blog with an exciting animal’s study, results. Melatonin rich blood halts cancer cells from progression, and consequently, helps in reduction of tumor growth. Other than that based on 10 studies, meta-analysis; it was reported that patients suffering from brain, lung, breast, skin, and kidney cancers; took 10 to 40 mg of melatonin daily.  Had low death rate, low cancer growth, and definitely, had less money expenditure on cancer adverse effects treatments. So, very helpful? Isn’t it! :)

Now it’s your turn to tell me: Have you been taking melatonin or anyone you know, has? Did you notice, any of the above mentioned health benefits or more? Do write to me. All the best!

 

Stay Healthy,

Kiran