Melatonin is considered the “Swiss army knife” among hormones. The benefits of this versatile hormone for the sleep-wake rhythm have long been proven. New studies also show that it is also responsible for many other physiological processes in the body.

In addition to its sleep-supporting effect, it protects the body from free radicals as an antioxidant, regulates the immune system, suppresses inflammation and thus ensures quality of life into old age.

These positive effects of melatonin are described in the scientific publications compiled here. The selection aims to present the latest data regarding the basics of melatonin as well as its possible use in humans in clinical practice. Enjoy reading!


Melatonin, the “mother hormone of chronobiology”, has been known since its discovery in 1958, primarily as an effective sleep aid. Thanks to decades of research, it has now become the true star hormone that has already exceeded all scientific expectations. – And further fields for the therapeutic use …

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Basic Facts

Basic Facts

Melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine) is mainly produced in the pineal gland, the pineal organ located in the brain – especially during the night when it is completely dark. Because then the level of melatonin increases to eight times the daily value, which is the signal …

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Viral diseases

Viral Diseases

Viruses always need host cells to replicate in the human organism. One way of treating viral diseases is therefore to prevent this from happening. Studies are currently increasingly suggesting that coronaviruses attack human cells via ACE2 (angiotensin converting enzyme 2).

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