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  Melatonin Sleep Aid Insomnia Medicine


Melatonin helps ease insomnia, combats jet lag, protects cells from free-radical damage, boosts the immune system and extends life.

Insomnia is a risk factor for depression, it precedes depression, and it seems to make depression resistant to treatment. Insomnia is a clear and present danger for depression.

Persistent insomniacs most at risk for developing depression are the so-called "middle insomniacs" - those whose sleep patterns are typically disturbed by waking up in the middle of the night. Older people with persistent insomnia are six times more likely to experience serious new-onset depression than individuals who sleep easily.

We offer Melatonin insomnia medicine in both liquid and capsule form for your convenience. Melatonin is the sleep aid antioxidant. The Pineal Gland produces melatonin. This antiaging hormone helps with our sleeping, moods including depression, immune system and longevity. Unfortunately not all of us produce the amounts needed and the amount our body produces diminishes as we age.

Stress, illness, and aging are the culprits that can speed up this deficiency in Melatonin. Recent research has shown that Melatonin insomnia medicine is one of the most powerful antioxidants.

According to the January 1997 New England Journal of Medicine: "Both in vitro studies and in vivo studies have shown that melatonin is a potent scavenger of the highly toxic hydroxyl radical and other oxygen-centered radicals, suggesting that it has actions not mediated by receptors. In one study, melatonin seemed to be more effective than other known antioxidants (e.g., mannitol, glutathione, and vitamin E) in protecting against oxidative damage.

The quality of a person's sleep can greatly alter the balance of hormones in the body. That fact makes the sleep/wake cycle (circadian rhythm) a prime candidate for linking cancer prognosis to a person's social network.

Melatonin, pumped out by the brain during sleep, is an antioxidant. These are compounds that clean up damaging free-radical compounds. People with a disrupted circadian rhythm produce less melatonin. That means that cell DNA may be more prone to cancer-causing mutations.

Melatonin insomnia medicine also slows estrogen production. In many forms of breast and ovarian cancer, estrogen spurs cancer cells to continue dividing. Workers on night shifts produce less melatonin and may therefore produce more cancer-activating estrogen.

Therefore, melatonin insomnia medicine may provide protection against diseases that cause degenerative or proliferative changes by shielding macromolecules, particularly DNA, from such injuries. However, these antioxidant effects require concentrations of melatonin that are much higher than peak nighttime serum concentrations. Thus, the antioxidant effects of melatonin in humans probably occur only at pharmacologic concentrations." The NEJM defines pharmacological doses of melatonin as 1-5 mg a night.

The problem of insomnia is helped significantly with Melatonin medicine intake. Most people report a calm deep sleep, some report more dreams and also a good nights rest.

Jet lag is also reduced using Melatonin insomnia medicine. Melatonin has recently been isolated within certain plants and continues to be researched extensively for a variety of uses. We only use the best source of Melatonin. Some reports show that it helps with SAD - seasonal affective disorder, along with bright light therapy.

Melatonin insomnia medicine is is a sleeping pill, natural and cheap. Researchers report this hormone could reset the body's aging clock, turning back the ravages of time. Melatonin medicine may help ease insomnia, combat jet lag, prevent pregnancy (in large doses), protect cells from free-radical damage, boost the immune system, prevent cancer, and extend life. Where cancer is concerned, the evidence isn't limited to mouse studies. Autopsy studies suggest that pineal calcification (a condition that hardens the gland) is most common in countries with high rates of breast cancer and least common in countries where breast cancer is rare. Melatonin may also prove useful for fighting existing malignancies.

Recent research indicates that melatonin insomnia medicine boosts the immune system, slows the growth of cataracts and tumors, prevents heart disease, and slows cell decay. The pill is inexpensive and is already becoming popular for its ability to treat insomnia and stress.

Treatment with melatonin � a hormone believed to play an important role in the sleep cycle � improves slumber for people with asthma, says a Brazilian study in the November 2004 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
The women in the melatonin group had greatly improved sleep quality, compared to the women who took the placebo. There were no adverse effects reported by the women who took melatonin.

Melatonin is the most effective antioxidant yet studied because it easily penetrates cell membranes (especially in the brain) to provide protection against free radicals throughout all our cells. Melatonin crosses the blood-brain barrier very effectively. It appears to protect the central nervous system against injury, disease, and aging better than any other substance. Melatonin is used to induce drowsiness and improve sleep patterns. More and more doctors are recommending Melatonin as a safe and effective insomnia therapy instead of potentially dangerous FDA-approved drugs such as Ambien, Restoril, Ativan, Valium, Xanax.

European doctors are prescribing Melatonin in doses of 10 to 50 mg a night to treat cancer because of evidence that Melatonin may prevent many forms of cancer, especially breast cancer.

It is widely believed that Melatonin and DHEA are the most effective anti-aging therapies in the world. It has been shown, in thousands of published studies, to protect against almost every disease associated with aging including cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, age-associated immune impairment, and Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, as well as against aging itself. Melatonin has been shown to be completely safe in humans in doses of up to 1,000 mg daily. The most common side effect of taking too much Melatonin is feeling drowsy when you wake up, which can be prevented by taking less Melatonin the next night.

Doctors now prescribe a wide spectrum of drugs, from sleeping pills to antidepressants, to help resolve chronic sleep problems. For severe insomniacs especially, these therapies are crucial; without some pharmaceutical sleeping aid, many could not function. But many of these medications can cause daytime grogginess, without altering the body's underlying inability to rest. We personally take Melatonin every night. It makes sense even if it did not help with sleep - because as an anxioxidant - it helps to repair your body as you sleep.

Directions: Take an hour before bedtime, do not drive, not recommended for children nor during pregnancy.


FH-80-6 Melatonin 3mg 60 capsules $14.95
FH-69-6 Melatonin Liquid 5 oz - 3mg per teaspoon = 30 day supply $9.95


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Hypertension


Melatonin, a naturally occurring hormone found in the body might one day be an addition to traditional high blood pressure treatments. Melatonin's effect on blood pressure might be due to its ability to help regulate the body's biological clock.

People with high blood pressure often have suppressed nighttime melatonin levels. Researchers found that people with high blood pressure have actual anatomical disturbances of their biological clocks. This finding might open the door for a new approach for treating hypertension.

Scientists evaluated melatonin's effect after a single dose versus after a longer regimen. For three weeks, researchers gave 16 men with untreated essential hypertension (high blood pressure with no known cause) either placebo or 2.5 mg oral melatonin one hour before they went to sleep. They compared the effect of the three-week course to taking melatonin only on one day.

The researchers found that patients taking repeated melatonin had lower nighttime systolic blood pressure (the top number in a blood pressure reading) by 6 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) and diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) by 4 mm Hg. The single dose of melatonin had no effect on blood pressure. Patients taking melatonin also reported improved sleep, but that effect was unrelated to blood pressure reduction in this study.

The study suggests the biological clock might be a mechanism involved in the blood pressure reduction and improved sleep over a long time might help reduce blood pressure as well.





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A new study in the October 2003 issue of Brain, Behavior and Immunity reports how well you sleep may determine how well your body fights cancer, and may help explain how mental well-being plays into cancer recovery and progression.

After analyzing previous studies, Stanford psychiatrist David Spiegel, MD, and colleague Sandra Sephton, MD, say that sleep problems alter the balance of at least two hormones that influence cancer cells.

Cortisol helps to regulate immune system activity, including the release of certain "natural killer" cells that help the body battle cancer. Cortisol levels typically peak at dawn, after hours of sleep, and decline throughout the day.

Night shift workers, who have higher rates of breast cancer than women who sleep normal hours, are more likely to have a "shifted cortisol rhythm, in which their cortisol levels peak in the afternoon. At least two studies show those women typically die earlier from breast cancer.

People who wake up repeatedly during the night are also more likely to have abnormal cortisol patterns. Cortisol is the "stress" hormone triggered, along with others, during times of anxiety and may play a role in the development and worsening of cancer and other conditions.

The other hormone affected by sleep is melatonin. Produced by the brain during sleep, melatonin has antioxidant properties help prevent damage to cells that can lead to cancer.

In addition, melatonin lowers estrogen production from the ovaries. Thus, a lack of sleep leads to too little melatonin. This series of events may expose women to high levels of estrogen and may increase the risk of breast cancer. Women shift workers who are up all night produce less melatonin.

There's a definite hormonal pattern that is affected by sleep that in itself, can predict a more rapid progression of cancer. Getting a good night's sleep is fairly simple, if you try Melatonin or Peaceful Rest Herbal Formula.

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