Melatonin is the hormone that helps regulate your circadian rhythm. It keeps your body’s internal clock running smoothly. But your levels drop as you get older.1 And not having enough can do more than just keep you up at night…
It may put you at risk for advanced prostate cancer.
Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health measured melatonin levels in 928 men. They found that men who produce have a lower risk for developing advanced prostate cancer. And we’re not talking small odds, either. These men reduced their risk by 75 percent.2
Melatonin blocks the growth of prostate cancer cells.3 Having enough also helps control other sleep-related risk factors for developing prostate cancer.
Without optimal melatonin levels, you won’t get restful sleep. The result? It throws off your circadian rhythm. This can make you produce even less melatonin.
This cycle is what puts you at risk for advanced prostate cancer.4 That’s why you have to make sure your body is producing enough melatonin on its own.
Sure, you can take a supplement. But remember, melatonin is a hormone. Taking it as a supplement on a regular basis may disrupt your natural hormonal balance.
|Melatonin is also a potent antioxidant. It’s 200 percent more powerful than vitamin E.6 Getting more of it may help to keep your immune system strong.|
Instead, try to eat the right foods.
Researchers in Thailand found that fruits like orange and banana help. But pineapple increases your levels of aMT6-s by as much as 266 percent.5 It’s a metabolite in your urine that measures circulating melatonin levels. Tart cherry juice also helps your body produce more of the hormone.
Also make sure you avoid bright, artificial lights late at night. That includes television and glowing electronics. Remember, you produce this hormone naturally in the absence of any light. Make the room you sleep in as dark as possible.
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