Melatonin and Viruses
Melatonin is a Versatile Molecule
Did you know? Melatonin is such an important hormone! It is made all throughout the body in the gastrointestinal tract, retina, thymus, bone marrow, and by white blood cells called leukocytes. Melatonin is synthesized by the pineal gland in the brain.
Besides regulating sleep and our relationship with light and dark, melatonin wears a lot of other hats.
Melatonin is a power anti-oxidant, hormone protector and up-regulator of critical molecules like glutathione.
One important emerging role for melatonin is its huge influence over our immune system functions.
In this show you will learn:
- The role of melatonin in fighting viruses.
- What’s the melatonergic pathway.
- Uses of melatonin in COVID.
- Dose spectrum?
- Types of supplements.
- Melatonin as a natural aromatase inhibitor.
and so much more!
Pep in Your Step
A good night sleeps definitely puts an energetic lilt our steps. Why? Pineal melatonin (the melatonin made in the brain) regulates mitochondrial melatonin. This runs your energy.
Healthy nocturnal release of melatonin makes your immune system respond healthfully and resiliently.
You’ve heard a lot about how cytokine storms drive very serious responses to COVID. Melatonin helps prevent this and in some cases is being explored to help treat this .
Cytokine storms damage the gut wall. It becomes excessively permeability. Leaky gut. Then more bad than good bacteria and gut wall damage occur. Nasty damaging molecules (LPS) cross the gut wall. Then this person becomes more and more vulnerable to a severe response to COVID.
This is a timely show that will provide you and others helpful insight that is relevant in today’s environment, please share.
Additional Links and Resources
The Melatonin Insulin Link
Sleep – Everything You Wanted to Know (#114)
Safe Hormones, Smart Women (Awakened Medicine Press 2010)
Dr. Berkson: COVID-19 Links
Coronavirus Update & Integrative Natural Answers
COVID-19: In Light of Historical Pandemics, the Health of Planet Earth, & What We Can Do! (#168)
COVID-19 with Dr. Leo Galland (#169)
COVID-19: Promising Treatments by Docs on the Frontlines (#172)
The FDA’s Role in the “Covid Crisis” and What You Can Do About It. (#173)
Genetics, Medicine, Nutrition & COVID-19 with Dr. E. Maristany (#178)