Can You Overdose on Melatonin?
Melatonin is one of the most popular sleep aid supplements on the market today. This product earns the companies that sell it over $425 million a year. But the question remains: is it safe? To answer that question, we first have to look at what exactly melatonin is. Melatonin is a natural hormone created and released by the pineal gland. Corresponding melatonin receptors absorb it from the bloodstream to regulate the circadian rhythm (the body’s internal clock). Sometimes, the body has trouble maintaining proper melatonin levels. This can be due to a number of factors like jet lag, bright artificial lighting at night, and blue lights from screens. It’s also… Read more »