Sleep and Surprises with Melatonin

28 November 2016 (20 October 2016)
Lincoln Cannon

Sleeping in the City

Melatonin is a hormone that the human brain produces naturally. Almost all Melatonin supplements provide a synthetic version of the hormone that is bioidentical, which means it is chemically identical to the version produced by the brain. Melatonin supplementation is well known for effectively regulating sleep, and for that use it appears in my list of top tier nootropics. But it also has some surprises up its sleeve -- benefits that most people have never heard about.

Before revealing the surprises, let's review the evidence for Melatonin's core benefit. Supplementation may promote sleep, according to multiple peer-reviewed, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies:

Now let's take a look at the surprises! First, Melatonin supplementation may support stomach and esophageal function, according to these studies on humans:

Next surprise? Melatonin supplementation may reduce ringing in the ears, according to these studies on humans:

And there's a third surprise! In addition to being a nootropic, Melatonin may be a geroprotector. Supplementation may decrease oxidative stress, according to these studies on humans:

In fact, Melatonin may be a more potent antioxidant than other well known antioxidants like Vitamin C, Resveratrol, or EGCG, according to this study:

Supplementation with Melatonin may also provide a subtle decrease to blood pressure, as well as a subtle increase to sleep quality, blood flow, and memory. Evidence for these effects may not be as reliable. See the Melatonin article at for more studies and details.

This information is provided for educational purposes only. It is not provided to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult a physician before and during use of any dietary supplements.

Based on these and other studies, Thrivous developed Serenity, a nootropic dietary supplement for nightly use. Serenity's ingredients include 5 mg of Melatonin. Accordingly, supplementation with Serenity may help you sleep, and be more productive the next day. Talk to your doctor about starting Serenity today!

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