What is Melatonin Extract Powder

2024-05-11 21:18:35

Melatonin extract is a hormone synthesized and secreted by the pineal gland each night that affects the body's circadia rhythm (sleep pattern).

The secretion of melatonin has an obvious circadian rhythm, which is inhibited during the day and active at night. Discovered in the 1950s as a neurohormone (N-acetyl-5 methoxytryptamine) produced in the brain by the pineal gland from the amino acid tryptophan, melatonin became available as a dietary supplement in 1994.

The precursor of melatonin, tryptophan (L-tryptophan), is an essential amino acid synthesized from proteins during digestion via the action of proteolytic enzymes. During the day. it is converted to serotonin (a brain chemical involved with mood) before being converted to melatonin.

Melatonin extract has also been demonstrated to have powerful antioxidant properties, protecting cells from damage caused by free radical molecules.

What Main Functions of the Melatonin Powder?

●Melatonin is known to improve sleep quality (0.1 to 0.3mg) by shortening the time to wake up and fall asleep before bed, improving sleep quality, significantly reducing the number of awakenings during sleep, shortening the light sleep phase, lengthening the deep sleep phase, and decreasing the threshold of wake in the morning.  It has strong function of adjusting jet lag.  


●Melatonin is probably the strongest function is endogenous free radical scavenger.

●Prevent the disease:

Since MT can easily enter cells, it can be used to protect the nuclear DNA. If DNA is damaged, it can lead to cancer in human body.

Is it safe to take 5mg melatonin every night?

What is a safe melatonin dose? According to Michael Grandner, director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona, “melatonin extract is very safe if taken in normal doses,” which is anything between 0.5 mg and 5 mg.

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