Melatonin (60 tabs)
Melatonin is a hormone, which is naturally produced by the pineal gland, located in the back of the brain. When children and adults have difficulty sleeping, supplementing with melatonin can be helpful in regulating the sleep cycle. Melatonin also supports the immune system by helping maintain the activity of circulating natural killer cells. Melatonin is considered a potent antioxidant that enters all body cells to help prevent free radical damage. It is lipid and water-soluble allowing it to cross the blood-brain barrier freely. Some studies show that melatonin is more effective than glutathione and vitamin E in scavenging and neutralizing certain radicals that induce DNA damage. Furthermore, melatonin stimulates glutathione peroxidase, making it an important supplement for children who are deficient in glutathione.
- Type: 1 mg