Melatonin: Noooooooooooooooooo!

Discussion in 'Supplements' started by narouz, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. narouz

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    http://www.functionalps.com/blog/2011/09/30/light-is-right/
     
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    Wow! :yipes

    Glad I never took any of that stuff.
     
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    Yes, and furthermore, here's what happens to very naughty boys and girls:

    --Dr. Ray Peat
    in Aging Eyes, Infant Eyes, and Excitable Tissues
    http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/aging-eyes.shtml
     
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    In an interview (can't remember which), Peat said that 1mg or under is not toxic. I take .25mg occasionally to help with sleep. If i take more than 1mg i get pretty bad side effect though.
     
  5. nwo2012

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    I have to stick my hand up and say that I have used it in the past. Probably around 200 x 3mg tabs in total. Can thank Mercola for that recommendation. Was using it after nightshifts to help get to sleep. Hopefully no damage done (none that I have noticed so far). Funnily enough, once the RP 'diet' was utilized, and with a tiny crumb of Cynoplus (about 1/10th=3mcgT3/12mcgT4), I am out like a light!
     
  6. bradley

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    do you take the cynoplus at night?
     
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    Sorry for late reply. Yes probably 1/10th of one right before bed sublingualy. Helps me get to sleep and stay asleep for 5 hours (record for me, before RP way of life it was 3 at a time).
     
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    @haidut this is probably another benefit of sunlight. Also I remember Peat saying/writing that sunlight decreases prolactin. I found a study on reddit that claims increased melatonin signaling is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes (http://www.cell.com/cell-metabolism/pdf/S1550-4131(16)30160-7.pdf), so sunlight could reduce the risks of type 2 diabetes.
     
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    And prevents sleep onset.

    People with delayed sleep phase syndrome have their melatonin chronically suppressed at evening from artificial light (more specifically the blue part of the spectrum).

    Wearing amber teinted glasses prevents blue light from supressing melatonin secretion, which can then induce sleep at the correct time.

    Two sides of each coin, let's not forget.
     
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    I think melatonin also increases prolactin substantially, no?
     
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    I have always loved to go to sleep with the lights on. I fall asleep faster that way.
    In the summer i love to stay up till the sun rises and go to sleep with the curtains opened.
     
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