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  • Adriano dos Santos

Scientific Facts About Melatonin

Melatonin is a hormone that your brain produces as a response to darkness. 🌃 

It helps with maintaining and keeping the healthy circadian rhythm (24-hour internal clock) and with the quality of your sleep overall. 😴 

👉 Being exposed to the source of light at night can block the melatonin production. 

Here is the list of some scientific facts known about Melatonin: 

👉 Stops the excess secretion of cortisol, which is released in response to stress 

👉 Improves carbohydrate metabolism 

👉 Lowers triglyceride levels 

👉 Decreases the risk of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) 

👉 Heightens the immune response (cellular and metabolic) 

👉 Decreases the development of certain tumours  

👉 Activates a neuroprotective role in the brain 

👉 Increases REM sleep (dream sleep) 

👉 Stimulates free radical scavenging (anti-aging, antioxidant) 

👉 Promotes DNA reparation and replication 

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