Re: What time do you take melatonin?
At no time.
Melatonin is elevated at night in nocturnal animals too, so what would be the point?
The “Vampire Hormone” created by darkness is much different than melatonin in pill form.
Melatonin is also formed in the skin, intestines, and the retina.
Re: I know that melatonin is synthesized in the pineal gland, the retina, and bone marrow cells, but I’ve never heard about skin and intestine.
Melatonin is ubiquitous in Nature. It’s hard to find fruits, vegetables, or herbs where it isn’t, including cereals, beer, and wine.
It’s a circadian hormone that stimulates the metabolism of Growth Zones 1 and 2 of plants, and discourages the metabolism of Growth Zone 3.
There seems to be a rivalry between melatonin and melanin.
For example, bananas are rich in melatonin. Catechol melanin is created when they brown.
Re: Can you expand on the vitamin C and melatonin connection?
As I understand it, melatonin, plus vitamins C and E, offer protection against inflammation.
Be aware that in 15 or 20 years, inflammation will have gone the way of cholesterol and phlogiston.
Beware of any word that has no opposite.
Re: Isn’t melatonin a potent antioxidant?
There is no such thing as an antioxidant. Or an oxidant.
Western chemists continually obsess over one edge of a two-edged sword.
Yin and Yang, let alone Ning, are a mystery to them.
Atom Bergstromis a Body & Organ Language specialist and promoter of Time Conscious Eating and Longevity Lifestyles, Gosta Ingvar “ATOM” Bergstrom was raised in New Jersey and the San Fernando Valley of Southern California.
Atom has been teaching workshops and seminars across the U.S.A. since 1977. With over 50 years experience in health and nutrition, Atom has been counseling people with various diseases and ailments since the 70’s. His expertise is on nutrition, chronobiology, reflexology, slit-lamp iridology, meditation, Sufi, and I Ching and other holistic modalities. He graduated from Adano Ley’s Texas Institute of Reflex Sciences in 1979.