Sunday, September 4, 2016

The 5 Surprising Benefits of Melatonin That Go Beyond A Good Nights Sleep

A recent article appeared in Chatlaine Magazine written by Natash Turner, ND titled "Five Benefits of Melatonin Beyond a Good Night's Sleep."  

In this article Dr. Turner looked at 5 additional benefits of melatonin that went beyond its ability to encourage sleep. 

From slowing the aging process, to reducing migraines, to slimming waistlines and boosting thyroid activity she was able to produce five different types of research that showed the benefits of melatonin. 

 Five Research backed benefits of Melatonin

In the first case she revealed a study by the Douglas Mental Health University Institute that "found that low melatonin levels play a role in PMDD, a severe type of PMS which causes extreme mood shifts and physical symptoms. 

In the second case she referred to a "research team in Paris who found that melatonin based treatment can delay the first signs of aging in small mammals by at least three months (considering the animal could only live up to 30 months in captivity, this was quite substantial)."

In another example, she referred to a "Nurses' Health Study, which show that participants with the lowest melatonin levels faced two times the risk of developing diabetes, compared with those with the highest levels." 

In a fourth example, she mentioned a study published in the "Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry that showed that 3 mg of melatonon significantly reduced headache frequency. Supporting research published in Neurology found that patients taking 3 mg of melatonin nightly for a month experienced 2.5 fewer migraine attacks." 

In the final example she referred to "researchers from the Menopause Center in Italy who found that among peri-menopausal and menopausal women aged 42-62, administering 3 mg of melatonin for six months at bedtime caused most of the women to report a general improvement of mood and a reduction in symptoms of depression, and highly significant improvement of thyroid function." 

At Life Choice We Understand

"Melatonin is a hormone and all hormones need to be pharmaceutical grade." 

At Life Choice we understand the importance of sleep as it relates to women's health. That is why we formulated and possess the only patented version of melatonin in the world - Melapure Melatonin. 

Life Choice's Melatonin

Life Choice® has the only patented version of melatonin in the world - Melapure Melatonin. 

Sweet Dreams Liquid Melatonin MelapureMelatonin is a substance found in almost all cells from the simplest life forms (algae) to the human body. Melatonin is produced and secreted by the pineal gland and as we age secretion decreases.Supplementation of melatonin may be able to replace the decreased secretion that is part of the aging process.

The hormone melatonin in clinical studies has shown to produce rapid sleep onset, and to increase the duration of sleep.
Some reports show that around age 6, melatonin secretions from the pineal gland begin to decrease due to the increased intake of food as we grow (melatonin is thought to be found in all foods). But the melatonin in foods may not be enough to replace the needs in the body, so it is highly recommended to use dietary supplementation as a means of receiving additional melatoninmore

Not all Melatonin's are created equal!

Life Choice's Melatonin is one of the highest grade Melatonin's on the market today! They use only 100% DMF (Drug Master File) patented pharmaceutical grade raw material, paying 700% more for their raw material than that which is purchased without a patent. 

The reason for this decision is twofold. First the material is clinically researched, and second, the quality is consistently high with each order.

Melatonin - Natural versus Synthetic

One would assume that melatonin is melatonin but that is clearly not the case. Melatonin is a hormone and hormones must be USP Pharmaceutical grade to ensure safety.

The research is in…melatonin derived from unknown sources causes side effects. The pineal gland is very sensitive, and melatonin is hormone the pineal gland uses. Do you think triggering such an important gland that controls bodily functions such as sleep/wake cycle, reproductive development, and targets both the central and peripheral nervous system tissues should come from a source that is patented and secure? Can you imagine stimulating this gland with an animal pineal gland or animal mixed with unknown synthetic sources? It is no wonder why Chinese sources are associated with such radical side effects. Price comparison, Life Choice pays over 700% more than material can be sourced from China, and the price difference is worth every penny.

Melatonin - Standard Grade or Patented Pharmaceutical Grade?

Two forms of melatonin exist on the market, the natural standard form which comes from the pineal gland of animals and mixed with unknown synthetic material. And the patented USP pharmaceutical grade melatonin that Life Choice uses. Life Choice uses the same chemical pathway as natural melatonin secreted from the pineal gland.  Standard melatonin may pose a risk to humans because it can be contaminated with animal viruses. Patented Pharmaceutical grade does not as it is safer because it is produced to be free from biological contaminants.

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