Melatonin is an antioxidant hormone produced by the pineal gland, which is a structure the size of a pea, situated in the center of the brain. Its secretion occurs during the night by reaction to darkness. It reaches maximum level by midnight and drops by morning. Melatonin is a liposoluble hormone that the body metabolizes quickly. Its production diminishes with age. The levels of Melatonin is high in children, drops in puberty and declines regularly, more than 90%, by the age of 70.
Melatonin regulates and controls our biologic clock: improves sleep, stimulates the immune system, and protects the central nervous system. It also influences positively the reproductive, cardiovascular and neurological systems. Melatonin may help reduce radical harm done to the body, as it stimulates the aged immune system. It may also protect the cardiovascular system, preserves a youthful cardiac rhythm, and stimulates the production of the growth hormones.
In addition, this formula contains Vitamin B-6, which creates serotonin and dopamine. It also helps in the formation of various neurotransmitters; therefore, an essential nourishment in mental regulation process and in the state of mind.