Views: 14 Author: Site Editor Publish Time: 2021-04-09 Origin: Site
I believe there are many people who don’t know. When it comes to the word melatonin, some people will think it is a kind of worry for whitening, but it is not. Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the human body. Our sleep has a lot to do with it. Let's take a closer look at melatonin together.
What is melatonin?
Melatonin can regulate the internal secretion in the body, but as the age increases, the body's melatonin gradually decreases, which is why the sleep time of the elderly is getting shorter and shorter, and the baby needs to sleep for a very long time. The average person’s melatonin content is strongest when they are 3 to 5 years old, and then gradually decreases, especially after 35 years of age, the melatonin decline is very obvious, many middle-aged and elderly people have sleep disorders, and in general, melatonin The secretion of vitamins affects sleep.
The efficacy and role of melatonin
1. Promote sleep
Melatonin can shorten people's sleep time before going to bed and improve our sleep quality. For people who suffer from insomnia, melatonin can be used to relieve the symptoms of insomnia. In addition, melatonin can also improve our physical fitness status, thereby improving our quality of life and delaying aging.
2. Regulate immune function
Another major function of melatonin is to promote the synthesis of lymphocytes and release cell mediators, which can increase the number of lymphocytes and eosinophils, and also enhance immunity.
3. Anti-aging effect
Melatonin has an obvious antioxidant effect. It is a natural hormone that can help eliminate free radicals in our body, inhibit lipid peroxidation, protect the structure of cells, and delay aging.