How Melatonin Works

Melatonin, known chemically as N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine, is a hormone produced in the pineal gland located in the brain.  The pineal gland is an endocrine gland and is responsible for the production and distribution of melatonin in the human body. The production of melatonin helps regulate the sleep-wake cycle and is responsible for the entrainment of the […]

What is Melatonin

Melatonin is a naturally occurring substance found in all animals.  It is known chemically by the name N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine. Melatonin is a circulating hormone that affects the daily cycles of mammals.  It is part of what helps animals and humans in the entrainment of the circadian rhythms. What this means is that through melatonin receptors in […]