WHAT IS MELATONIN?
Produced by the pineal gland in the brain, melatonin is a naturally-occurring hormone present in your body throughout the day with levels becoming higher and higher as night approaches. The elevated levels of melatonin signal to your body that it's time to go to sleep and the natural chemical help you to rest more soundly through the night. Because sleep and mood are closely connected, supplementing with melatonin can alleviate stress. Very small amounts of melatonin are found in foods such as meats, grains, fruits, and vegetables but supplementing is much more effective.