Natural Sleep Aid: Melatonin

Ever struggle to fall asleep when it is time to go to bed? Its a common issue of mine. I suffer slightly from insomnia, due to the fact that I juice throughout the day and have energizing greens in my daily smoothies.

When this happens, I will often take Melatonin as a natural sleep aid. I thought I'd write a blog post regarding Melatonin, because many have asked me if it is "habit forming" and for me, it has not been.

So, what is Melatonin you may ask? 
  • It is a hormone, which is produced in the pineal gland. If you aren't familiar with your pineal gland, I strongly recommend that you do your research. We hear a lot about our other glands, but not much on the pineal gland, which is located in your brain. 
  • It is a muscle relaxer. Melatonin works to relax the smooth muscles, including your digestive tract. Being that I have IBS, this is actually great!
  • It is an antioxidant and protects against oxidative damage, which can lead to cancer prevention.  
Below are some benefits of taking Melatonin:
  • Prevents Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Assists in Weight Control, balances appetite Hormones
  • Prevents & Treats Cancer
  • Reduces Migraines up to 50%
  • Anti-Aging
  • Protects against Heart Disease, Alzheimer's
  • Strengthens the Immune System
  • Healthier Sleep
Melatonin is great in capsule and tincture form.