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Re: Is melatonin safe long term? Lamdage22

Posted by Jay2112 on June 16, 2022, at 20:35:09

In reply to Is melatonin safe long term?, posted by Lamdage22 on June 14, 2022, at 22:39:21

> Is it?

Well, yes, it has been proven as a powerful antioxidant. In low doses, you might want to take breaks, because it will eventually lower your body-produced melatonin, and that in itself can be a bit of a muckery.

In high doses, I have read in the scientific literature (much in rodent and animal models, but some anecdotal) that it can a) have an effect on male sperm count and even testosterone b) cause severe depression c) completely mess up natural human body/time rhythms i.e. mess up female menstrual cycles, ruin sleep/awake schedules.

From my own personal use, at very high doses (it was for anxiety, with no meds), yes, it did work, only at times though, for my anxiety, but I lowered into deep depression. Plus, I felt hungover EVERYDAY. And my sex drive just went south!

So, at low doses (lower than 10mg), with occasional breaks, seems fine.

Jay


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