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How Melatonin May Benefit Depression, Autoimmune Disorders, and Cancer

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  • Lack of sun exposure combined with artificial lighting late into the night disrupts your biological clock and melatonin production, and can provoke a number of adverse health effects, including elevating your cancer risk
  • In a recent study, light therapy outperformed Prozac for the treatment of major depression
  • Relapses of multiple sclerosis that occur during spring and summer — which tend to be less common due to higher vitamin D levels but do happen — may be related to decreased melatonin levels

By Dr. Mercola

The hormone melatonin plays many important roles in your health, from helping you sleep better to strengthening your immune system, slowing down brain aging, reducing migraine attacks, protecting bone mass, and preventing cancer.


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