Benefits of Melatonin
Melatonin is a powerful and versatile antioxidant produced within the body. Melatonin protects both lipids and proteins from damage, and can find some of the most dangerous radicals in the body — including hidróxilos radicals and hydrogen peroxide. Unlike other antioxidants, melatonin is easily dissipated in the cells, and even crosses the blood-brain barrier to protect the latter.
Unfortunately, melatonin levels produced naturally decline with age, leaving older adults with limited antioxidant protection against conditions associated with oxidative stress, particularly diseases Neurodegenerative. Therefore the use of supplements with melatonin can help older adults to increase their antioxidant protection against some of the most damaging diseases of age, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and stroke.