Natural Health and Wellness for the Whole Family

Melatonin: Not Just for Sleep

By Diana Milling November 6, 2016

Many of you are likely familiar with melatonin and its usefulness to help with insomnia or other sleep issues. Research is proving it may a play a significant role in other ailments we frequently hear about: cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, hypertension, Parkinson’s, GERD, migraine headaches, tinnitus, and even Type 2 diabetes.

There is no doubt that melatonin can help promote a restful nights sleep but it also a potent anti-oxidant and free radical scavenger used to decrease inflammation. It is capable of inhibiting proliferation in many different cancer cell types. It does this by attacking and destroying cancer cells, this is known as apoptosis. Melatonin stimulates our immune systems to produce interleukin-2. This cytokine helps our bodies identify and attack the cells that have mutated and turned into cancer cells. Finally, this hormone works as an anti-angiogenic which helps stop tumors from forming their own blood supply which they need to grow.

To date, the largest areas of research have shown impressive data particularly with breast cancers and certain brain tumors, namely Glioblastomas – the most aggressive form of brain cancer.

 

Editor’s Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health program.

Editor’s Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health practitioners with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health program.


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