'Melatonin is one of the more popular dietary supplements in the US today. It may be the biological answer to sleeping problems, which brings as a side effect: depression, weight gain, low sex drive, irritability, diminished brain function, and impaired athletic performance. Melatonin can be depleted by age and disease and reduced melatonic levels can lead to diseases that are more serious.
Melatonin, by Olympian Labs, can enhance the amount of natural Melatonin produced by the pineal gland in the body during sleeping hours. The pineal gland, located near the base of the brain, regulates the hypothalamus; a gland that influences the functioning of the thymus, thyroid, pancreas and adrenal glands. Secretion of Melatonin is stimulated by the dark and inhibited by light and therefore may have a direct influence on circadian rhythms, our natural sleep/wake cycles. Because we get too little safe sunlight in our daily lives, and stress hormones suppress the pineal glands natural activity, Melatonin may not be produced in sufficient quantities to guarantee restful sleep. Melatonin, from Olympian Labs, may help to supplement this missing element and aid with insomnia.
Melatonin is also a highly important antioxidant. Dr. Russel Reite, author of ''Your body's natural Wonder Drug - Melatonin'' describes it as one of the most powerful antioxidants, and advocates its use for eliminating free radical damage to the brain that is known to be the cause of a large number of serious diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Down syndrome and muscular dystrophy.
If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, you may need an adjustment to your circadian rhythm. Melatonin, from Olympian Labs, may be the nudge your body needs to send you over into dreamland.'