Melatonin benefits for the Athlete…
We incur a high amount of oxidative stress through strenuous exercise. Melatonin and getting quality sleep is one of the most important parts of combating this oxidative stress incurred. Sleep is so important for health and developing your desired physique. The old adage, you only grow when you sleep, is very true.
Research into melatonin has shown that it's multifaceted effects may improve treatment outcomes in cancer patients and has many benefits to the immune system in general. It’s a powerful anti-oxidant that has beneficial anti-aging properties and anti-inflammatory benefits that has been linked to weight loss. A study by the Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity showed that 30 dieters consumed 10mg before bed for 30 days, lost 3.1 kg more body weight than the placebo group. Always consult your physician before using any supplements.
Make sure your getting good quality sleep in a dark, cool room, and consider supplementing melatonin for a plethora of health benefits.