Despite the continued fight against the coronavirus, the good news is, we’ve made some incredible progress over the last eight months.
Scientists all around the world are uniting with one single goal in mind: keeping us all alive. They’re leaving no stone unturned in their efforts to stop this virus—and shockingly enough, they’re even looking at natural supplements as potential weapons in this war.
By now, you’re probably already aware of vitamin D3’s potential effects on keeping the virus at bay. But according to a new study from the Cleveland Clinic, it looks like another supplement superstar might be joining the battle… melatonin.
Lower your risk of infection with a natural sleep aid
As I discussed on page 3, your body releases melatonin in response to darkness. This hormone is responsible for various roles, including regulating your circadian rhythms and sleep-wake cycles.
And now, it’s also associated with a 30 percent lower risk of testing positive for COVID-19.
The research team behind this finding analyzed patient data from Cleveland Clinic’s COVID-19 registry—with a specific focus on common complications of severe illness, like sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
The goal was to see if any current drugs available on the market today could help in the fight against coronavirus. They did this by cross-referencing key genetic features of the novel coronavirus with other common illnesses that we have more experience treating. Overall, researchers found that autoimmune, lung, and neurological diseases were the most similar.
So, drawing from these similarities, the researcher identified 34 different potential drugs that could help curb complications from COVID-19. And good, old melatonin emerged as one of the top contenders.
All-star benefits from a time-tested supplement
I think we can all agree that this is pretty incredible. (And I certainly want to know what the other 33 promising treatments are!)
But I also find it interesting that both vitamin D3 and
melatonin are hormones—so you have to wonder what the connection might be there. (Hopefully someone will consider looking into this connection soon.)
Still, you have to figure that—if mainstream researchers are willing to publish a study touting the promise of a simple nutritional supplement like melatonin (and vitamin D3, prior)—then there must be some pretty strong evidence on the table.
Bottom line? This is a nutritional supplement that’s been used for decades with very few reported side effects—so I certainly won’t hesitate to recommend it.
Again, I’ve begun taking 3 mg every night before bedtime, myself—the same starting dosage I recommend to everyone. If you’re using melatonin to help manage sleep problems, you can go higher, slowly increasing the dosage in increments if need be. Just never exceed 20 mg.
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“Researchers use ‘big data’ approach to identify melatonin as possible COVID-19 treatment.” Science Daily, 11/09/2020. (sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/11/201109152223.htm)