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February 2012

Natural Standard Featured CE/CME: Melatonin

Natural Standard's featured CE/CME for the month of February is Melatonin: Safety & Effectiveness.

Melatonin is a hormone produced in the brain by the pineal gland from the amino acid tryptophan. The synthesis and release of melatonin are stimulated by darkness and suppressed by light, suggesting the involvement of melatonin in circadian rhythm and regulation of diverse body functions. Levels of melatonin in the blood are highest prior to bedtime. There is currently strong scientific evidence supporting the use of melatonin for jet lag, and good scientific evidence suggesting potential benefits for other sleep-related conditions.

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