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Melatonin's Role in the Gut "Brain"

Posted by Dr. Allison Smith on Thursday, 12 March

Melatonin's Role in the Gut "Brain"

Last week, I discussed Melatonin's Role in Sleep. By focusing on MT6s, we may be focusing on the tip of the melatonin iceberg.

We see very high levels of MT6s in the urine as a result of pineal synthesis and release of melatonin in response to dark stimulation. 

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Melatonin’s Importance Is So Much Bigger Than Sleep

Posted by Dr. Allison Smith on Thursday, 17 July

450414019I've been up to my elbows in melatonin research for a week now.

I always felt like I had a pretty good working knowledge of where melatonin came from in the body, roughly how it was synthesized, the signals that propagate its production, and where it acts. Like most clinicians, I tended to think of it for sleep problems in general and as an adjunct treatment for some of the comorbidities associated with different cancers.

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