Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Hormones - they control everything we do

Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone that is known to regulate sleep, as well as a range of bodily functions. It exerts a powerful antioxidant activity for example. Its potential for treating mood disorders, sexual dysfunction, cancer and drug addiction has been considered. It is primarily sought however as a cure for insomnia.

Melatonin is produced by the pineal gland, a small endocrine gland located in the centre of the brain. But while it occurs naturally in the human body, levels decrease as we get older. This leads some people to buy melatonin in dietary supplement form.

For some it is a kind of 'miracle drug'. It is regarded as particularly effective in treating sleep disorders and also possesses antioxidant properties. Because it occurs naturally it is not regarded as having seriously adverse side effects when administered properly. However persons seeking to buy melatonin would do well to seek expert professional advice first. Studies of its benefits and effectiveness as a treatment has shown results that tend to vary with each individual.

It is generally legal, in most countries, to buy melatonin - sometimes over the counter, in other cases only on prescription. If you do face local obstacles in obtaining it, you can always buy it online.

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