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Melatonin

Melatonin, a hormone made by the pineal gland, affects many organs, including the thymus, the pituitary and the hypothalamus. Melatonin plays a major role in setting the internal clock. Blind people use melatonin to improve their ability to sleep and to regulate their circadian cycle. It is also used to combat jet lag. Studies on mice suggest that melatonin may play an important role in increasing life span.

Melatonin's anti-aging benefits may include improved sleep rhythms, improved strength of the immune system, more positive response to stress and enhanced well-being.

A 1987 study conducted by Walter Pierpaoli, M.D. and George J. M. Maestroni, M.D. found that mice who received melatonin in their drinking water at night lived 20 percent longer than untreated mice. Studies show that the effects of melatonin depend greatly on the age of the patient and the timing of the dosage in the sleep-wake cycle.

Side Effects and Contraindications: Melatonin causes sleepiness, so it should be taken only at bedtime. At higher doses, however, it may cause increases in depression and psychosis in patients already suffering from them. It should not be taken by children, or pregnant females.

Distribution: Melatonin is widely available in drugstore chains in both capsules and in slow-release preparations.

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