Melatonin Spray 2 fl oz
Influences sleep to improve health.
Melatonin is the primary hormone of the pineal gland that helps to regulate other hormones and maintains the body’s circadian rhythm. The circadian rhythm is a twenty-four hour cycle driving physiological processes of the body and plays a crucial role in determining when to fall asleep and when to awaken. This rhythm is balanced by the dark and light cycle of the day where darkness stimulates melatonin production and light suppresses its activity. The “clock” that regulates the circadian rhythm is located in the suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN) which are a group of cells located in the hypothalamus.
The SCN receives information about the quantity of light through the eyes, interprets the information and sends it to the pineal gland, which secretes melatonin in response. The melatonin cycle may be disrupted by many influences and, once disturbed, the health of the body is compromised. Common disturbances may be due to overexposure to light in the evening and lack of light during the day, jet lag, poor vision, etc. Growing evidence suggests that low-frequency electromagnetic fields may also interfere with melatonin’s action.