Melatonin is a natural hormone nutrient that is synthesized from the amino acid tryptophan by the pineal gland in the back of the brain. Melatonin also occurs in small amounts in a variety of foods. In the body, melatonin appears to regulate sleep/wake cycles, support normal immune function, and protect cells from free radical damage.
- Assists in maintaining normal sleep/wake rhythms
- Supports normal immune function by helping maintain the activity of circulating natural killer cells
- Function as an antagonist for stress-induced immunosuppression
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