Originally Posted by zmom
Does taking melatonin help the adrenals?
Taking supplemental melatonin is not too great for the pineal gland over the long term -- it decreases its ability to make its own melatonin, and actually shrinks the gland some, IIRC.
Did I post the honey thread on here already? I can't remember. Honey taken right before bed, 1 or 2 Tablespoons, will stimulate the body to produce melatonin on its own, as long as you have no sources of artificial light around. Here's the thread that describes it, along with a bunch of us who tried it:http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=932971
The glucose in the honey increases insulin, which increases tryptophan, which increases seratonin, which converts to melatonin as long as you are in darkness...
Basically, you sleep really well and your adrenals get a rest, and you wake up feeling really rested.
And adrenal function is related to thyroid function, and both are of course related to cycle length. HTH...