Melatonin vs Thyroid & Thymus
Mainstream Big Pharma beaker boys pretend they know a lot about melatonin.
Melatonin research is geared to marketing, not facts.
The real “melatonin miracle” is that so many people have been conned by the hype that this “miracle molecule” is age-reversing, disease-fighting, sex-enhancing, and sleep promoting.
You say it makes you sleep like a log and has your sex drive up to full throttle?
Placebo is the most powerful drugs of all.
Not to worry now that you know the truth — a placebo works even when you know it’s a placebo.
Ray Peat (“Aging Eyes, Infant Eyes, and Excitable Tissues,” 2006) wrote …
“In 1994 A.V. Sirotkin found that melatonin inhibits progesterone production but stimulates estrogen production, and it’s widely recognized that melatonin generally inhibits the thyroid hormones, creating an environment in which fertilization, implantation, and development of the embryo are not possible. This combination of high estrogen with low progesterone and low thyroid decreases the resistance of the organism, predisposing it to seizures and excitotoxic damage, and causing the thymus gland to atrophy.”
Melatonin was discovered in a cow in 1958, 37 years before being discovered in a plant in 1995.
Do you think the beaker boys learned everything humans need to know about the quantity and quality of melatonin in plants in the last 25 years?
If the answer is, “Yes,” then I’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell to you.
There’s a sucker born every minute — it’s projected that the global melatonin market will reach $1.5 billion in U.S. dollars by 2021.
Muhammad A. Nawaz, et al. (“Melatonin: Current Status and Future Perspectives in Plant Science,” Melatonin in Plants, 2007-2017) wrote …
“The concentration of melatonin in plants is affected by the genotype, environmental factors (photoperiod, temperature), stage of development [ … ] and method of determination [ … ]. This latter factor may be a major issue in the reports of melatonin in plants. The concentration of melatonin can vary among the different cultivars of a same species Wang et al. (2009) quantified the level of melatonin in 58 and 25 different varieties of corn and rice, respectively, grown at the same geographical location [ … ], and observed huge variations in melatonin concentrations. The values of melatonin ranged from 11 to 2034 ng/g and 11 to 264 ng/g in corn and rice, respectively. These massive differences in concentrations suggest that the melatonin levels are determined, in large part, by the genotype of plants or the method used for melatonin quantification.”
Plants grown in the shade produce extra melatonin.
Tomato plants in the shade produce 135% more melatonin than tomato plants in direct sunlight.