Can Melatonin Hormone Release Help You Lose Weight And Build Muscle?

Can Melatonin Hormone Release Help You Lose Weight And Build Muscle?

You may see supplements that offer to build muscle or shred fat that contain melatonin.

You may wonder why and what the benefits are.

The hormone melatonin regulates your sleep cycle and your internal clock which can help you get some sleep, and more sleep means a proper functioning body and I don’t just mean able to walk around an talk to people normally although this does help that too.

When you sleep you release growth hormone which helps repair and grow muscle tissue, it also assists with cognitive function, maintain a healthy weight and reduce inflammation.

You naturally release this hormone when dusk sets in and is one of the reasons you start to feel sleepy.

An increase of inflammation can prevent testosterone production and steer you towards obesity plus a number of other chronic diseases.

Therefore, melatonin is a key hormone to help live a healthy lifestyle, however, it is not just supplements that can provide more for you, there’s also a number of delicious foods that you can eat to help you drift away to a good night and restful sleep.

  • Pineapples
  • Oats
  • Sweet corn
  • Olives
  • Tomatoes
  • Rice
  • Oranges
  • Bananas

It is also key that you eat foods high in Magnesium, Niacin, Calcium and B6.

The short video clip below helps explain the importance of this sleep hormone.

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Ben BA(Hons), PGCert

Ben established this site to be a free resource in 2015. Since then it has gained over half a million visits. He has always been interested in sport and he started playing rugby at the age of 6 represented his town, county and school. Ben also enjoys cycling, has started skiing and is in the Army Reserve representing his Regiment as part of the 150 Regimental Shooting Team. He holds a bachelor's and postgraduate degree in sport exercise & nutrition.

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