Melatonin is a hormone that is produced in animals by their pineal glands. It regulates the wakeful and sleep states of animals. It is also found in some plants that prevent oxidative stress. Technically speaking, Melatonin synchronizes the circadian rhythms and regulates blood pressure. It is also instrumental in the protection of nucleus and mitochondria. It is highly popular in the medical world for the treatment of insomnia. It is widely popular in developed countries like United States, Canada, and various other European countries. It is sold in Brazil under the name Melatonina.
Medical Uses and Side Effects
As stated earlier, Melatonin is highly effective in the treatment of the sleeping disorders. It is also useful for treating REM sleep behavior disorder and it is quite commonly found in patients suffering from Parkinson’s diseases and Lewy Bodies Dementia. In various countries, it is used as a short-term drug for healing all these sleep-related issues as it has a profound effect on awake and sleep states. But it is generally not tried on children and even young guys.
Just like every other drug, Melatonin is not free from side effects. But if you happen to buy the produce from quality brands, the side effects can be minimal. One good thing about Melatonin’s side effects is that they are very short-lived. They last for two to three months if the doses are low. The side effects vary from person to person and most of them do not show any side effects as well. The side effects are prominent when the drug is taken in high doses. The associated side effects include a headache, dizziness, drowsiness which is not exactly a side effect and nausea. It is more common to happen with the ones who are taking it for the first time as your body needs to get used to it. The product Melatonina is safe for use at a stretch for a year. In this time period, one can expect to get all the benefits and cure their sleeping disorder.
Apart from sleeping disorder treatment, Melatonin has various other applications which make it indispensable for the medical industry. It is a powerful antioxidant and it can cross through cell membranes rather easily. If you are taking any antioxidant items, Melatonin can improve its functioning to a great extent. It also has anti-inflammatory effects and it can give your immune system a strong boost.