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Fitfluential Deep Dive - Why Melatonin is Critical to Longevity, Health and Wellness with Jason Prall

FitFluential Radio - The Intersection of Health, Wellness and Fitness
Released on Jan 6, 2017

Jason is a health practitioner whose life revolves around getting people maximized performance, enhanced longevity, and educated on new research about health and wellness. He is also a speaker and host of the You, Optimized. Radio podcast geared towards improving people’s health through lifestyle changes.

Today, Jason will talk about melatonin and why he says it’s more than just a sleep hormone. He’ll also provide tips regarding melatonin supplementation as well as how to improve sleep hygiene.


" Melatonin supplementation is not something you want to use because you have crappy sleep.” Jason Prall



In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Melatonin does so much more than put us to sleep. It’s involved in a lot of complex processes necessary for humans to function optimally.
  • Melatonin is able to increase glutathione production, a powerful antioxidant in the body.
  • It’s imperative for your body to produce adequate amounts of melatonin without supplementation. We get better results with what our body produces naturally than supplementation.
  • Supplementing melatonin will reduce the body's natural melatonin production.
  • You can protect your mitochondria much better with melatonin than any other vitamin, better when you produce it yourself than exogenous supplementation.
  • The electron transport chain allows you to produce ATP, the currency of energy. Melatonin shrink protein to increase the efficiency of ATP production.
  • Melatonin supplementation is only used when someone's chronically dysfunctional but then only in small doses of up to 2 mg.
  • Interaction with natural light and avoidance of artificial light will maximize melatonin production.
  • Artificial light especially blue light will shut down melatonin production, even Wi-Fi signals and EM signals also shuts down melatonin production.


Key Takeaways:

  • Supplementing is all about inducing health and not treating disease, it's the last resort.
  • Whether you get good or bad sleep, if you take sleep hygiene seriously you will benefit from your body's ability to produce melatonin specially when you're into improving brain, sex, and exercise performance.
  • Lifestyles are changing and we have to understand how it's affecting our physiology.


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