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Science: Melatonin makes old bones stronger

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Firestormm, May 30, 2014.

  1. Firestormm

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    I wonder if it's related to increased growth hormone from improved sleep??
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    So glad i started taking melatonin for sleep. I was having a murderous time on minocycline with insomnia and the melatonin has just counteracted it.
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    Have they looked at the effects of melatonin in people with osteoporosis ? I was just dx with that last year and I've been on melatonin for about 5 years.

    People are so much more complicated than rats in a controlled lab. Although sometimes I feel like a lab rat.

    Tc ... x
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    i use melatonin off and on, i cant really say it helps but i add it to my sleep regime anyway but my thoughts are that im getting its antioxidant effects even if it doesnt help sleep.
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    Many of us find melatonin does not help sleep. Yet I agree with @heapsreal, its antioxidant properties may be even more important. If this rat finding works in humans, well its a whole new world for those with serious bone calcium loss, including the long term bed bound.
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    peroxynitrate if i remember correctly is the oxidant it helps counteract, the other substance that helps counteract this is b12??
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    Lots of things work on peroxynitrite, Marty Pall has a list of them in his book and probably his website. Many antioxidants do this, but with varying effectiveness.

    Hydroxocobalamin for example is a peroxynitrite scavenger. However its thought under some theories that adenosyl cobalamin can inhibit production of peroxynitrite from nitric oxide synthase activity.
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