Lack of melatonin has been widely linked to sleep disorders and disturbances in the human circadian rhythm or body clock. But the hormone may also benefit sleep-related aspects of other conditions, say researchers.
The Italian Ministry of Health has cut the maximum allowed level of melatonin in nutritional supplements from 5mg per day to 1mg per day - citing EFSA health claims approvals and the fact that 2mg doses are approved for medical uses as reasons for the...
The health-conferring benefits of walnuts have been widely studied,
but new research has shown that they are a source of the
antioxidant hormone melatonin. It indicates that consumption of
walnuts can boost blood levels of melatonin...
Scientists carrying out meta analysis of research into the effects
of exogenous melatonin have concluded that supplements can help
improve sleep quality, decreasing sleep onset latency and
increasing sleep efficiency and total sleep...
Levels of the hormone melatonin, shown in animals to protect
against the development of breast cancer, appear to have no
relationship with risk for the cancer in humans, reports a UK team,
failing to confirm previous results from...
Melatonin, a naturally occurring hormone found in the body, might
one day offer a new approach to traditional high blood pressure
treatments, according to a report in today's rapid access issue of
Taking supplements of melatonin, used to combat insomnia or jet
lag, could pose health risks for people with asthma say researchers
in the US. Higher levels of melatonin are associated with an
overnight loss of lung function in asthma...