There is a lack of scientific evidence from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) for supplements that claim to benefit air travel symptoms such as jetlag and edema, although there is limited support to suggest melatonin and pycnogenol may be worthwhile.
Light pollution is caused by street lights and other man-made sources can have a disruptive effect on natural cycles. Researchers found that even the low light intensities of urban skyglow can suppress melatonin production.
What's in store for the supplements market this spring? We've gathered some new releases from the past month or due to launch soon, and they run the gambit: From iron and probiotic combos to collagen hair-health capsules to relaxation lozenges...
The Council for Responsible Nutrition has issued new formulation and labeling guidelines for members who are marketing melatonin supplements targeting sleep support, the organization announced yesterday.
A new study has shown that taking melatonin and using a light box
for several days before crossing time zones can help travelers
avoid jet lag by resetting their Circadian rhythms, and may also be
of use to sufferers of delayed sleep...
The health-conferring benefits of walnuts have been widely studied,
but new research has shown that they are a source of the
antioxidant hormone melatonin. It indicates that consumption of
walnuts can boost blood levels of melatonin...
Scientists carrying out meta analysis of research into the effects
of exogenous melatonin have concluded that supplements can help
improve sleep quality, decreasing sleep onset latency and
increasing sleep efficiency and total sleep...
Levels of the hormone melatonin, shown in animals to protect
against the development of breast cancer, appear to have no
relationship with risk for the cancer in humans, reports a UK team,
failing to confirm previous results from...
Melatonin, a naturally occurring hormone found in the body, might
one day offer a new approach to traditional high blood pressure
treatments, according to a report in today's rapid access issue of
Melatonin supplements, often taken to help insomniacs and
jet-lagged travellers sleep, may make it dangerous for those with
cardiovascular problems to stand, reported a researcher in
yesterday's issue of the Journal of Physiology.
Taking supplements of melatonin, used to combat insomnia or jet
lag, could pose health risks for people with asthma say researchers
in the US. Higher levels of melatonin are associated with an
overnight loss of lung function in asthma...
The Committee on the Framework for Evaluating the Safety of Dietary
Supplements is requesting information and comment on prototype
monographs for melatonin, chromium picolinate, glucosamine, and saw
palmetto as dietary supplement...