Melatonin’s Surprising Health Benefit – Not Related To Sleep

Melatonin is commonly thought of as a sleep hormone that goes up before bedtime to make you sleepy. It’s profoundly delayed by exposure to any artificial lights, especially blue light. It’s been recently discovered that melatonin is also produced by the mitochondria in every cell of your body in response to the near-infra-red (NIR) spectrum of sunlight. Melatonin in the mitochondria is a powerful antioxidant, as well as activating various other anti-oxidants, such as glutathione. Eating a poor diet, including processed foods, alcohol, seed oils, and high fructose corn syrup can create free radicals, which can injure the mitochondria as well as DNA. This can also lead to cancer. Near-infra-red (NIR) light can penetrate your clothing, skin, and even your skull. NIR is also found in campfires, fireplaces, and candles. It’s important to get exposed to plenty of daytime sunlight, especially in the early morning or late afternoon hours, when UV A and B are at their lowest.

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00:00 Introduction
00:43 What is melatonin?
01:39 Health benefits of melatonin
02:02 Melatonin made in mitochondria
02:25 Free radical production as a side effect of metabolism
02:40 Other factors that raise dangerous free radicals
02:54 Sunlight (near infra-red / NIR) creates melatonin in your body’s cells, a major antioxidant
03:33 How mitochondrial damage can cause cancer
03:59 How to dramatically improve your health
05:01 3 facts about near infra-red (NIR) light
05:05 NIR light reflects off green plants
05:20 NIR light penetrates clothing, skin, and your skull
05:39 Fire creates NIR light
06:10 Summary & recommendations to increase NIR light


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