Melatonin – Nighttime’s Super Hormone
Melatonin – the sleep hormone. Naturally found in the body, darkness prompts the pineal gland in the brain to produce melatonin and release it into the bloodstream. Its primary responsibility is regulating the timing of our circadian rhythm - the bodies 24-hour internal clock - to manage our natural sleep cycle. Melatonin’s most important job is to promote healthy sleep! Having trouble sleeping? You may have low levels of melatonin.
Melatonin doesn’t actually put you to sleep but instead lets the body know that it’s nighttime, so you start to relax and fall asleep easier. Its main job is to regulate night and day cycles (or sleep-wake cycles.) Darkness causes the body to produce more melatonin, signaling the body that it’s time to start thinking about sleep. Conversely, light decreases melatonin production signaling the body that it’s time to start waking up.
Being exposed to light at night can block melatonin production and, in a world, full of electronic blue light, it’s no wonder a lot of us have a hard time falling asleep. Melatonin supplementation is often recommended to help the body stay on a natural sleep/wake cycle. It’s believed that adding a melatonin supplement might help people with sleep issues like insomnia or people who need to adjust their sleep-wake cycles due to specific situations like jetlag, daily work schedule changes and shift work.
In addition to being a renowned natural sleep aid, Melatonin is a powerful antioxidant and has other health benefits. Studies have shown that in addition to promoting better sleep, it can promote eye health, reduce seasonal affective disorder (SAD), may increase levels of human growth hormone (HGH), may help treat GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) and can even increase hair growth.
An easy way to supplement your melatonin and get great sleep is with Glotrition’s Sleep Beauty Booster. A multi-tasking beauty supplement, it helps you fall asleep while boosting overnight skin renewal. It contains a clinically effective dose of Melatonin as well as Chamomile to help with relaxation and sleep quality and Aloe Sterols for skin hydration, improvement in wrinkles, and skin elasticity. Like all Glotriton products, it also contains a combination of antioxidant rich fruit powders and vitamins C, D, and E for antioxidant protection and immunity enhancement.