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Melatonin

Melatonin

Melatonin: Melatonin is a hormone and an antioxidant produced by the body. Melatonin acts as the body's internal clock and calendar and has many effects, including regulating the sleep cycle. Melatonin is available in supplements.

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Beneficial For Conditions: Melatonin

Adequate amounts of Melatonin are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Preventative For Conditions: Melatonin

Adequate amounts of Melatonin are claimed to be potentially preventative for:

Toxicity/Overdose Risks For Supplement Or Excessive Intake: Melatonin

Excessive intake of Melatonin may involve the following risks:

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nightmare
  • Hypotension
  • Sleep disorders
  • Depression
  • Abdominal pain
  • Sleepiness
  • Natural melatonin may be contaminated with animal viruses
  • Do not use during pregnancy or lactation
  • Consult with your healthcare practitioner before using in children
  • Possible allergic reaction in some people
  • Possible interactions with other supplements and medications
  • Consult with your physician and all your healthcare providers before using any supplements, herbal remedies, and alternative therapies

Descriptions of Melatonin

Melatonin: 5-methoxy-N-acetyltryptamine, a pineal hormone involved in modulation of skin pigmentation, gonad development, and circadian rhythms.
Source: Diseases Database

Melatonin : 5-methoxy-N-acetyltryptamine, a pineal hormone involved in modulation of skin pigmentation, gonad development, and circadian rhythms.
Source: CRISP

Melatonin: Other Names

Other names for this supplements (Melatonin) include:

  • N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine
  • 5-Methoxy-N-acetyltryptamine

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