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Fighting Cancer with a Hormone

Melatonin to Fight Cancer

Melatonin is a hormone that is produced in the human body naturally. The most essential function of melatonin is regulating and establishing the body’s circadian rhythm. The circadian rhythm is like our internal clocks that tells our bodies when to wake and sleep. The quantity of melatonin in the body stays very low during the day and gradually increases as the evening comes. After you fall asleep, your body releases less and less melatonin uk into the stream of your blood. This will let for a gradual awakening and aids in maintaining a steady circadian rhythm.

Melatonin is formed by the pineal gland located in our brain. It is also a powerful antioxidant. Because of the antioxidant properties it has been shown to have helped with sleep disorders of autistic children and those with ADHD.  As well as helping the visually impaired with sleep problems.

Take a look at the below video by Russel Reiter, PhD. He explains the role of melatonin in the fight against cancer.


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