Melatonin is a circadian rhythm hormone secreted by the pineal gland that affects our sleep. Melatonin secretion increases during deep sleep, which increases immunity and rejuvenates the body’s natural killer cells. Melatonin has potent antioxidant effects that enhance immunity and aids in protecting the body from certain cancers. Melatonin positively influences longer time spent in Stage IV sleep and REM sleep which improves mood and energy.
Poor sleep quality, anxiety, depression, irritability, jet lag, and premature aging are some of the adverse side effects of deficiency of melatonin. Unlike, other sleeping aids or prescriptions, melatonin is a safe, natural hormone to regulate the body’s circadian rhythm and improve sleep quality.
A majority of patients have tried over the counter melatonin and believe it does not improve their quality of sleep. However, most patients are not taking the correct dose of melatonin. There is a huge difference in the quality of over the counter melatonin versus sustained released micronized melatonin.
At Live Young Wellness Spa, our providers uniquely personalize your hormone doses and treatments based on your specific personal plan with a reputable compounding pharmacy. Our doses are individually titrated for each patient’s symptoms until we achieve the most optimal effects.
Melatonin is an extremely safe, natural alternative to sleeping pills such as Ambien. Our providers can safely taper you off the sleeping pill prescriptions that have been found to have many adverse effects such as addiction and grogginess. Additionally, benefits of melatonin include decreases in blood pressure, migraines, cluster headaches, and an improved quality of life with an enhancement in your immune system.