The Melatonin Profile is a convenient, non-invasive saliva test that analyses the circadian secretion patterns of melatonin over a complete light-dark cycle. This profile can reveal abnormal levels of melatonin that relate to various physical and psychological symptoms as well as premature acceleration of the body’s ageing process.
Melatonin is a hormone that controls the daily circadian rhythm and is best known for its role in helping to initiate sleep.
It is synthesised within the pineal gland from tryptophan during the night. With its unique ability to pass through all blood barriers in the body, melatonin acts as the central hub of physiological function.
Its role is to: