BioPure’s Liposomal Melatonin is primarily used for three purposes: to help with jet-lag, to promote a good night’s sleep, and to aid brain function
Melatonin is a hormone produced mainly in the pineal gland of the brain during the nighttime hours, and is involved with regulating the sleep-wake cycle in humans as well as circadian rhythms throughout the animal kingdom. Darkness stimulates the pineal gland to produce melatonin and light inhibits it [Arendt 2006]. Natural melatonin, and the synthetic forms that are being developed, have hypnotic and sleep-promoting actions, without hangover, withdrawal, or other side effects, and they are proving to be useful supplemental support for people with sleep disorders, jet-lag, and seasonal affective disorder [Hardeland et al 2008; Srinivasan et al 2009]. The mechanism by which melatonin promotes sleep appears to be largely due to its effect on specific receptors in the hypothalamus “sleep switch”. Experiments with humans, monkeys, cats, and other animals have shown that melatonin can shorten the amount of time it takes to fall asleep and increase sleep quality and duration [Brzezinski et al 2005; Srinivasan et al 2009; Hardeland 2012].