Dr Bollmann, Skin Care Specialist, Anti-Aging Expert
Trouble sleeping is one of the most common problems modern man faces. We are less active than generations past, when just obtaining food was a chore. Now it involves a trip in your car to the grocery store.
I have been an advocate of Melatonin for years. Not only is it a natural sleep aid, but a great anti-oxidant. There have been studies showing that mice fed Melatonin have lived for the equivalent of 300 human years.
Melatonin is most notably known as the hormone of sleep: it is produced in the dark by the pineal gland in the brain. Melatonin production peaks when we are ten or younger, and decreases sharply as we age.
Melatonin supplementation has been shown to:
Be a great aid for jet lag. It is valuable in resetting the biological clocks of international and transcontinental travelers. As a result, melatonin can combat jet lag and restore restful sleeping patterns in frequent flyers.
Act as a natural sleeping aid. Compared to prescription sleeping medications, melatonin does not suppress dream (REM-cycle) sleep.
Lower blood cholesterol in people with elevated cholesterol levels.
Be a potent scavenger of free radicals, thereby demonstrating value against heart disease, stroke, and cancer.
Improve sexual drive and performanceIncrease levels of DHEA and IGF-1.
Melatonin is available in the United States as over-the-counter supplements. The amount that each person may benefit from varies, so it might be necessary to find your best dose. I would recommend starting at 3 mg.
Karen McDougal, Bare Skin Care Model
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