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Why lifters should use melatonin before sleeping

Why lifters should use melatonin before sleeping?

Melatonin is a hormone secreted in the brain that regulates sleep. Oral ingestion of melatonin may be used as a sleep aid. It is non-addictive. Irregular sleep patterns are associated with a wide variety of health problems and premature aging. Melatonin is the hormone used by your body to help you fall asleep, and thus supplementation is seen as a way to get regular sleep. This is particularly useful for people who engage in shift work or are jet-lagged.

Other benefits of melatonin include general neuroprotective effects, as melatonin is a powerful antioxidant. Melatonin also has several anti-cancer properties and is currently being investigated for its role in fighting breast cancer. It does not appear to have much of an effect on lean mass or body fat, but it potentially stops your body from gaining more fat. Melatonin supplementation also benefits eye health, possibly reduces tinnitus, and improves mood (by helping you get better sleep).

Most lifters have difficulty sleeping well due to elevated cortisol levels from hard training. This will diminish results in the long run. Melatonin is a simple and effective way of dealing with this problem. Simply take 10mg every day before sleeping.

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