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  • Rise in Melatonin Use for Children Causes Safety Warning

    Rise in Melatonin Use for Children Causes Safety Warning0

    A growing number of children are being given melatonin to enable them to sleep. Some health professionals and researchers worry that, with little proof of long-term safety, melatonin is being used too frequently and for too long a duration. Melatonin, which occurs naturally in the body, plays an important role in the regulation of sleep-wake cycles, also

  • A Natural Source Of Melatonin

    A Natural Source Of Melatonin0

    Melatonin is produced by the pineal gland; it is shaped like a pine nut, thus its name.  The pineal gland, also known as the conarium, kônarion or epiphysis cerebri, is a small endocrine gland located in the center of the vertebrate brain. The pineal gland produces melatonin, a serotonin-derived hormone which modulates sleep patterns in both circadian and seasonal cycles.