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Hormone was posted 03/30/1998 11:09 pm by chipper
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Tom: Melatonin is a natural hormone secreted by the pineal gland in the brain. Little is understood about the pineal gland and its effects. One thing that is known is that it secrets melatonin. The function that has been found for melatonin is that it has a "diurnal" (day-night) cycle. It's levels rises in the evening and are high at night, and then drops during the daytime and at a low at around noon. The hormone inhibits ovarian function and luteinizing hormone secretion. The LH (luteinizing hormone) causes ovulation in the female and supports pregnancy. --- I have heard of it used to help some people lose weight (very much unconventional) and also used as a sleeping pill. I, personally, don't recommend the use of little-known hormones to treat anything. I would be skeptical about it until I saw the studies and results from it which should satisfy your questions. If they don't, Use Caution. Best Wishes!!!

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