Alhzeimer & Parkinson & Stroke Joys

by admin on December 4, 2014

Melatonin has now been found to be joyfully and simply help with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke.

It really sounds like a story of tragedy to joy and relief.

New research indicates that melatonin does much more than help some people  enjoy  better sleep. Exciting studies show that melatonin’s multifaceted effects may improve treatment outcomes in cancer patients and extend their lives. Additional applications of melatonin include guarding the nervous system against degenerative diseases—such as Alzheimer’s disease and stroke—and preventing debilitating migraines.  Life Extension Magazine

We are all aware that Melatonin is secreted by the Pineal gland and that the main thing affecting Melatonin is light.  Those who go off to bed with lights on will not produce Melatonin to the same degree as those in a darkened room.   Aging and medication will also affect the normal  melatonin secretion.

Melatonin is a powerful and versatile antioxidant produced within the body. Melatonin protects both lipids and proteins against damage, and can scavenge some of the most dangerous free radicals in the body—including hydroxyl radicals and hydrogen peroxide. Unlike other antioxidants, melatonin easily diffuses into all cells, and even crosses the blood-brain barrier to protect the delicate brain. (Suzen S. Recent developments of melatonin related antioxidant compounds. Comb Chem High Throughput Screen. 2006 Jul;9(6):409-19)

Supplementing with melatonin may thus help older adults enhance their antioxidant protection against some of the most ravaging diseases of aging, such asAlzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke.

Melatonin has also been found to decrease cognitive deterioration in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, possibly by protecting brain cells from the toxic protein, beta-amyloid.  (Cardinali DP, Furio AM, Reyes MP. Clinical perspectives for the use of melatonin as a chronobiotic and cytoprotective agent. Ann NY Acad Sci. 2005 Dec;1057:327-36.)

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is associated with disrupted melatonin secretion in the brain, and supplementing with  melatonin may help improve sleep efficiency in affected adults.

May help manage one of the leading risk factors for stroke—elevated blood pressure.

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