I’m all for a natural and authentic lifestyle. I am also for not taking anything at all, if possible. You can adjust many imbalances and heal many disorders by changing your habits and lifestyle. However, the environment around us does create a significant disruption to our body’s natural rhythm and functions, and I’m glad to bring you the latest scientific research on what you can do to correct it.
Today, I’ll share with you what I know about melatonin and how to take it if necessary. You probably know it’s something about sleep and circadian rhythm, but it’s not the whole story. There is much more that can be done for healthy, uninterrupted sleep besides taking supplemental melatonin.
Let me know if you are interested, and I’ll write another article on that subject.
And Now, Melatonin!
Melatonin is naturally synthesized by the pineal gland from serotonin. It is also produced by the retina, lens, and GI tract. It regulates sleep and waking, it increases in the dark and dramatically decreases when you are exposed to bright light.