Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland. It has daily and seasonal rhythms that are synchronize physiological processes in the body.

  • Serotonin (5-HT) is a precursor of melatonin, and its production is triggered by the activation of β-adrenoreceptors on pinealocytes.
  • Melatonin helps with circadian rhythm disturbances
  • Need supraphysiological doses
  • don’t know what the actual purity of medication is when buying it
  • when do you give melatonin?
    • timing is critical!