Re: Melatonin, another must read by Hveragerthi ..... Adrenal Fatigue Support Forum
Date: 11/14/2010 1:03:08 AM ( 31 mon ago)
Dr.Lam said that adrenal glandulars do not atrophy the adrenals.
Yes they do. I have seen this happen to people given adrenal glandulars by doctors.
In fact they believe in useing melatonin for sleep.
I buy trader joe's which has 500 mcg. per tablet and I sleep like a baby with these.
Which is fine. That is closer to what the body would normally produce, although still higher. What Nounicorns is advocating is 6-12mg, which is not safe by any stretch of the imagination.
Let me show you this way. The body produces melatonin in picograms. It takes 1,000,000 picrograms to make one microgram. So as you can see even the 500mcg (micrograms) you are taking is already considerably higher than the body's normal production. Now, it takes another 1,000,000 micrograms to equal a gram. So even at the lowest megadose level Nounicorns is recommending, which is 6mg this is 6,000,000,000,000 picograms. But normal levels for the human body is between 10 to 100 picograms. So why would anyone other than the completely ignorant actually believe that taking 5,999,999,999,900 picograms more melatonin than the upper limit the body would normally produce will be free from adverse effects. And that is only at the minimum megadose Nounicorns is recommending of 6mg.
This is a fantastic example of why people need to be especially careful about getting their health advice from the internet without researching the claims thoroughly.
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