Most everyone knows that deep, dependable sleep is helped along when the body’s melatonin is released. This naturally occurring hormone is secreted by the pineal gland. It regulates our day and night circadian rhythm.

Would you like a 7% fat loss by this time next year? Well, if you’re a postmenopausal woman, supplemented melatonin might just do the trick.

A recent study was completed with 81 postmenopausal women, some were given 1 mg to 3 mg melatonin nightly for a year.  Here is the bottom line:  The research findings suggest that melatonin has a beneficial effect on body composition and fat oxidation (burning). Supplementing with melatonin for 12 months could help reduce body fat, increase lean mass, and increase levels of adiponectin (which improves fat burning).

Melatonin has been clinically studied for years and research continues to determine if this enhanced hormone helps prevent cancer, aging and even depression.

Before you self-medicate, check with your health-care provider.