Melatonin - a drug that affects the nervous system.
The hormone melatonin is produced in the body by the pineal gland, located at the base of the brain.
The hormone is also called the circadian rhythm control, high levels of melatonin occurs during the night as much as possible, he produced between 12h. night and 4h. am. Externally we obtain hormone from plant foods or eating melatonin tablets as an additive.
Melatonin is necessary to man, because it is a powerful antioxidant. By developing it, the body is protected from free radicals - substances that cause cancer and rapid aging.
The hormone melatonin is qualitatively different from other antioxidants - it can penetrate any cell, and has a particularly protective effect on the cell nucleus containing DNA, which enables damaged cells to recover. Also, the hormone stimulates the production of the enzyme glutathione peroxidase, have antioxidant properties.
The antioxidant activity of the hormone melatonin has a high pharmacological doses, to help prevent the formation of free radicals.
Synthetic hormone action occurs within one or two hours after its internal use.
Preparations In addition to protecting against free radicals tend to contribute to the onset of sleep, regulate the natural cycle of "sleep-wake" (in particular, in the fast, frequent jet lag), the endocrine system, digestive system, brain cells. Also hormone stimulates blood pressure and cholesterol level stabilizes.
Release melatonin tablets.
Melatonin according to the instructions indicated for sleep disorders, insomnia, problems with immunity, for ease premenstrual state.
Good reviews of melatonin is used in the prevention of tumors.
Instructions for Use Melatonin
Melatonin tablets are only inside. Adults usually take one, two tablets before bedtime. Crushed, chewed a pill can not swallow it whole, washed down with water.
Kids after 12l. Melatonin for instructions give one tablet at bedtime.
There are reviews of melatonin, which occurs after the application of abdominal discomfort, depression, headache.
Contraindications to the use of melatonin
The hormone melatonin is contraindicated in children up to 12l, lactating and pregnant women.
It is undesirable to appoint both the hormone beta-blockers, aspirin, because these drugs can reduce the levels in the body.
Reduce the therapeutic effect of melatonin may tranquilizers, antidepressants and other sedatives.
With caution and after consultation with physician used hormone patients with autoimmune, hormonal disorders, deep depression, suffering from leukemia, epilepsy.
At the time of treatment should take into account that it adversely affects motor coordination, concentration, speed, physical, mental reactions. Do not recommend smoking and alcohol during their therapy.