Taking this common sleep aid can harm your gut
Health experts are increasingly talking about the importance of quality sleep for a balanced, healthy daily routine. Melatonin is a hormone that our bodies naturally produce to help regulate sleep cycles. And while melatonin supplements have become relatively common over the past decade, experts caution against regular use.
And at the same time, gastrointestinal diseases such as (IBS) continue to be a a major problem for many of us2, especially women. With an ever-growing body of evidence that the health of our microbiome is essential for gut health, brain health, immune function, disease prevention, and more, we sure don’t want to mess with it.
There are many ways to support your microbiome, and reducing melatonin may be just one of them, according to this new animal study.