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Life Extension Melatonin 3mg 60 vegetarian capsules - Melatonin is a hormone which is naturally produced in the body. It is derived from tryptophan and is primarily known to offer support for the circadian rhythm, also known as your “body clock”.
Although it is mostly known for its sleep-promoting qualities, research now shows that it also has many other health benefits. These include support for the immune system, cognitive health, and even cell DNA. In addition research is ongoing in to the use of Melatonin for the prevention and treatment of Covid 19. Analysis of patient data from Cleveland Clinic’s COVID-19 registry revealed that melatonin usage was associated with a nearly 30% reduced likelihood of testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 after adjusting for age, race, smoking history and various disease comorbidities.
Sleep support: the body’s own production of melatonin is reduced with the natural aging process. That’s why supplementation with this hormone can be a natural solution for people that have trouble sleeping.
A good night’s sleep is essential to bodily health, mental revitalization and overall physical well-being. However, many people have trouble falling asleep as well as staying asleep.
Antioxidant protection & cell DNA support: research shows that melatonin has strong antioxidant properties. It scavenges the body for some of the most common free radicals (hydroxyl and peroxyl) and it does so more efficiently than other antioxidants. Furthermore, it also supports other antioxidants, helping to raise overall antioxidant protection in the body in general.
It is also important for supporting cellular DNA. This is because it helps inhibit a certain kind of free radical (peroxynitrite), that attacks DNA strands inside the cells. This therefore helps inhibit oxidative damage to the cells.
Immune health: Melatonin helps to activate T-helper cells. T-helper cells regulate the immune response of other cells. This means that these cells help other cells respond to invasions of foreign molecules. By activating T-helper cells, melatonin thereby supports the immune system as a whole.
Cognitive health: cognitive decline is a normal consequence of the natural aging process. But it is little known that the onset of age-related cognitive health issues might be correlated to the level of melatonin in the body. This is because melatonin offers support to the brain’s own antioxidant protection system and helps inhibit factors in the brain that can spur on age-induced cognitive decline, such as free radicals in the brain.
Watch the video here to learn more about this great supplement and the science behind it.
How to use:
Take one (1) capsule 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner. Melatonin is naturally secreted from the pineal gland at night, and should be taken at night for optimal results.
Caution: consult your healthcare provider before taking this product if you are being treated for a medical condition (especially autoimmune or depressive disorders). Use caution if combining with alcohol. This product is not intended for children, pregnant or lactating women, or women trying to become pregnant. Do not attempt to drive or operate heavy machinery after taking this product.
Other Ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable cellulose (capsule), rice concentrate.