melatonin

  1. This will give your calcium supplements a little extra oomph

    Summer is a fantastic time to step into the great outdoors -- and that's generally a wonderful thing.

    But if you're walking around in flimsy flip-flops... stepping out of the pool... or hiking on an unfamiliar trail... there are plenty of hazards that can trip you up.

    And if you’re a little on the older side, your bones simply aren't as strong as they used to be – which means that taking a fall could mean breaking a bone.

    That's especially true if you've got osteoporosis, the bone-thinning disease that leaves your skeleton as fragile as a china set.

    But according to a new study, there's something natural that can strengthen your bones -- and it's not one of the "usual suspects."

    I'm talking about melatonin!

    As I've shared with you before, this "sleep hormone" can help you get more rest at night... and now it's clear that it can also help you "rest easier" about walking out your front door.

    In the new study, when Chinese researchers measured the bone mineral density (BMD) and bone mineral level -- which are both measures of bone strength -- of a group of rats, they found the most increases in BMD and bone minerals when they’d given the critters a combination of calcium and melatonin supplements.

    Now, it comes as no shock that calcium can help fortify your bones -- because your body needs this essential mineral to make bone tissue. And the group of rats that received just calcium had better outcomes than the control group that received no supplements.

    But what about melatonin? Well, for starters, it seems as though there’s some mechanism that makes calcium work better when combined with the “sleep hormone.”

    Yet increases in BMD and bone mineral levels were ALSO found in the groups that received melatonin alone!

    I’d say that’s because the mainstream has underestimated what a powerful antioxidant melatonin can be -- one that can protect healthy bone tissue from free-radical attacks .

    And the benefits of melatonin don't stop there. It’s also been found to fight cancer, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, stroke, and even eczema !

    You can boost your body's supply by eating melatonin-rich foods like pineapples, bananas, oranges, sweet corn, and tomatoes -- and by drinking tart cherry juice.

    But to be on the safe side, take a melatonin supplement at bedtime. They're available at most drug stores for just pennies a day.

  2. Melatonin is safe to take without a doc's approval

    This is keeping the good folks in Europe up at night

    When you're tossing and turning all night... night after night... you know that counting sheep just won't cut it.

    On the other hand, neither do those "sledgehammer" sleep meds that drug the daylights out of you, leaving you dazed and confused the next day.

    Fortunately, there IS something you can do for insomnia that's not only effective... but also as gentle as those leaping sheep!

    I'm talking about melatonin, the "sleep hormone" that regulates your body's internal clock (a.k.a. circadian rhythms).

    It's safe... it's natural... it's effective... and it's widely available at pretty much any health food store right here in the U.S. of A.

    And you can thank your lucky stars for that -- because melatonin is actually ILLEGAL without a prescription in the UK and many other European countries.

    And we'd better hope that the U.S. isn't next.

    You see, across the Atlantic, they've classified melatonin as a "medicine" rather than a nutritional supplement -- claiming that it's too dangerous for regular folks to try to use it on their own.

    And that's a real head-scratcher... because how could something that's produced by your own body be in the same category as a synthetic drug concocted in a laboratory?!

    Now, it's possible to take a little too much melatonin and wind up with a headache, nausea, or even drowsiness. But at standard dosages, melatonin side effects are pretty rare.

    What's more, as we age, our bodies' levels of melatonin actually decline, making it tougher to sleep through the night as the years pass.

    That also means that it becomes less and less likely that supplementing with melatonin will send your levels too high.

    And we know from previous studies that melatonin won't just help you get more shuteye -- it's also been found to fight cancer, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, stroke, and even eczema.

    Makes you wonder why they're putting this miracle hormone under lock and key?

    Here in the U.S., you can buy melatonin supplements for just pennies a day right now. But if the feds decide to follow in Europe's footsteps... and make sure it's sold only from behind the pharmacy counter... you can bet that the price will increase.

    That's just another reason why you shouldn't let them take this safe supplement away from you!

    Now, if you do happen to travel to Europe, don't fret. You can still pass through customs with your bottle of melatonin. And thank goodness -- because it can even help ease your jet lag.

    You can also boost your supply by eating Paleo-friendly foods like pineapples, bananas, oranges, sweet corn, and tomatoes -- and by drinking tart cherry juice, which contains melatonin and can help you get a better night's rest, too.

  3. Melatonin may help fight breast cancer

    New lab study shows that melatonin, also known as the “sleep hormone,” can shrink cancer cells.
  4. Melatonin the cheap cure for weak, brittle bones

    A new animal study proves that inexpensive, effective melatonin could make your bones sturdier and less brittle in weeks!
  5. Melatonin slashes aggressive prostate cancer risk 75%

    When Dr. Mehmet Oz's television show warned patients away from the natural sleep breakthrough melatonin, it may have put them on the yellow brick road to cancer. Harvard researchers say melatonin reduces deadly prostate cancer risk by three-fourths.
  6. Blame the moon for bad sleep

    Could the moon be keeping you up at night? Probably not -- but a new study says it might.
  7. Sleepless nights up death risk

    British researchers examined data on more than 470,000 people from eight countries, including right here in the United States -- the Insomnia Capital of the World.
  8. Poor rest linked to dementia

    All those late nights aren't just making people tired and crabby – they're killing us, plain and simple.
  9. Don't quit your day job: Nightshift linked to cancer

    A new study has re-affirmed the old medical suspicion that night work can shorten your life.
  10. Viagra for jet lag?

    Argentinean researchers are suggesting Viagra could now alleviate jet lag.

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