A Curious Human’s Guide to Melatonin

Get to know this fascinating molecule

Molecular structure of melatonin drawn over the canvas of the night sky.
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You may be familiar with the dietary supplement “melatonin” for its purported usefulness in promoting a normal sleep-wake cycle and combatting jet lag. Indeed, melatonin is a hormone and neurotransmitter that we produce naturally and has an important role in helping us fall asleep every night, but there are so many other cool (and…

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Brandon J Eudy, PhD

Brandon J Eudy, PhD

Dr. Brandon J Eudy holds a PhD in nutritional sciences. He blogs about food, cooking, and nutrition at www.realfoodexplored.com