Melatonin is a natural hormone that strengthens our immune systems and is our natural sleep regulator. For many people, between family, working, personal time, and friends, sleep is placed on the back burner. It’s one of the most neglected body functions because of our day-to-day responsibilities. According to the CDC, an average of 35% of all adults in the United States sleep less than 7 hours. As we grow older, our production declines which makes it more difficult to create a healthy sleeping pattern and protect ourselves from illness. That is why An Optimal You has established a hormone balancing therapy program for melatonin levels. There are so many benefits it provides as we age. An Optimal You is California’s number one hormone replacement and anti-aging center. We have designed our program to ensure you receive the greatest benefits from bioidentical hormones that are 100% natural for your body.
There are many benefits to ensuring that your body is producing the right amount of melatonin:
Increased sleep quality. There are 4 stages of sleep that human beings go through each night. Each stage varies on an individual basis and provides different benefits depending on how long you are sleeping. Melatonin controls the deep sleep stage of sleep. This is also known as the Rapid Eye Movement (REM) stage. Your body relies on REM for physical, mental, and behavioral balance on a day-to-day basis. Without this sleep hormone, your health will decline in most aspects will decline. Your body needs a regular sleep pattern to function optimally. Balanced hormone levels help your body achieve that.
Stronger Immune System. Thanks to an increased amount of sleep, your body is better prepared to fight off disease and illness. Research has shown that it can help fight off certain cancers such as breast cancer and slowdown the growth of prostate cancer cells. Hospitals today often use it as a supplement to certain cancer therapies. Each person is different, and this is not a guaranteed form of cancer therapy. Talk to your doctor about how melatonin might help you.
Less Stress. Stress is known to break down your immune system which makes you more susceptible to illnesses such as the cold or the flu. Melatonin regulates the thymus gland to ensure that the negative effects of stress does not impact your body. It lowers your body temperature and slows your heart rate, making it easier to manage your stress levels. It won’t make your stress disappear, but wellness practices such as hypnotherapy, bioenergy testing, or aromatherapy paired with hormone balance therapy can help alleviate your stress in a natural and organic way.
Melatonin plays a direct role in your sleeping cycle and sleep effects your mood, physical and emotional state, and overall body regulation.
An imbalance could mean you experience
Produced in cycles by our pineal gland, we have lower levels of melatonin during the day to keep us awake. At night, our levels increase to let our bodies know it’s time for sleep. If we use our electrical devices (phones, computer, television) before we sleep, our levels fluctuate. This causes us to stay awake longer and have a hard time staying asleep.
Other signs of imbalance include:
Though the side effects are minimal and not very common, it’s important to note what the side effects are. Because it is a sleep regulator and causes extreme drowsiness, we do not recommend driving or operating heavy machinery within five hours of taking the supplement.
The most common side effects of melatonin include:
There are other less common side effects that may make you feel slightly depressed, have mild tremors, mild anxiety, reduced alertness, confusion, and have abnormally low blood pressure. Most of this is due to the hormone’s inability to reduce your body temperature and lower your heart rate to put your body in a sleepy state. In other instances, your medication may also interact with specific medications such as contraceptive drugs, diabetes medications, immunosuppressants, or anti-platelet drugs. Always talk to your doctor before receiving hormonal treatment!
Our melatonin hormonal balance treatment is the most optimal way to ensure your hormone levels are where they should be! We conduct a thorough hormone test, then we create a personalized wellness plan for you to follow based on the results. Every person is different, and we take each person’s medical history into account when we create a plan. We understand that a general treatment won’t work for everyone.
Over the counter supplements are not always properly regulated. Without a proper plan, you may not get the results you want. Through a personalized plan, we’ll help you achieve proper sleep and reduce stress, anxiety, and sleep disorders. Call us today to find out about our melatonin hormone balancing treatment!