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Melatonin is a hormone
released in your brain that
contributes in regulating
your sleeping cycle.
 Melatonin
is produced in the pineal gland
(beneath the center of the brain) and
becomes active in the dark. This hormone
targets your brain, for it contributes into
regulating your sleeping cycle.
 Melatonin
is usually released in the dark,
because it regulates your sleeping cycles,
also known as “circadian rhythms”
 Serotonin is the neurotransmitter that
comes from the amino acid tryptophan.,
inside the pineal gland. Serotonin helps with
the control of melatonin being released.
Melatonin is regulates your “day and night cycle”
by regulating your sleeping. This hormone plays
an important role in healing and anti-oxidant
protection. Melatonin affects the sex hormone as
well, and the release of gonadoltrophic
hormones (protein hormones secreted by the
anterior pituitary gland, placenta. It also
stimulates the gonads and controls much of
reproductive activity).
Melatonin may also prevent prostate and breast
cancer as well. Melatonin has been shown to
have a role in your mood, reproduction, tumor
growth, and as an antioxidant.
 The
most common cause of hypersecretion
occurring with melatonin is a growth in the
pineal gland, which is usually a tumor
growing. When this occurs, a change in your
sleeping cycle will happen. Insomnia and
depression are the most known diseases that
happen with hypersecretion.
Treatments for hypersecretion or a scarce amount of
melatonin reproduction include taking melatonin tablets,
capsules, applying cream, and lozenges. At the moment,
there isn’t a certain dose for melatonin takings. Different
people will have a various amount of effects to the
dosages. Lower doses seem to work better, while higher
ones can cause anxiety.
However, along with taking melatonin supplements, there
comes side effects, which include:
- Drowsiness.
- Lower body temperature.
-Vivid dreams.
-Fidgeting, anxiety.
-Small changes in blood pressure.
 Melatonin
is used for sleeping problems,
treating jet lag, headaches, to decrease the
symptoms of those that are trying to quit
smoking, reduce anxiety before going into
surgery, low blood platelets, decrease
sunburns when using the cream.
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