Simply glancing at the covers of any of the popular books on melatonin--the principal hormone produced by the tiny cone-shaped pineal gland nestled deep in the brain-could lead anyone to conclude that scientists had found the cure to most modem ills. According to melatonin's promoters, taking the substance -- which is cheap, widely available, and unregulated -- can prevent or cure a multitude of conditions from Alzheimer's disease to hypertension, reverse the aging process, and give us a better night's sleep in the bargain.
SWITZERLAND—Melatonin, a common supplement taken to during the day, is now believed to impair psychomotor vigilance for several hours. When subjects were given 5 milligrams of melatonin at 7:00 a.m. for 2 days, neurobehavioral tests showed a slowing of reaction time, decreased attention, and a trend toward increased sleepiness for up to 6 hours.
Consumers who take melatonin supplements should use caution before driving or engaging in other activities that require a high level of attention. (Source: Behavioral Brain Research 2001;121:167-172.
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Author of eight scientific books on his melatonin research and now Melatonin: Your Body's Natural Wonder Drug for public consumption, Dr. Reiter has been researching the pineal gland and melatonin for 32 years.
Presents information on the nutritional value of cherries. Abundance of antioxidants and melatonin; History of the cultivation of cherries; Kinds of cherries.Presents information on the nutritional value of cherries. Abundance of antioxidants and melatonin; History of the cultivation of cherries; Kinds of cherries.