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Reactions Science Videos | May 08, 2018

Check out Hot Mess here: https://www.youtube.com/HotMessPBS Melatonin is a supplement that’s supposed to help you sleep. But does it work? What’s the chemistry of this sleep aid? This week on Reactions, we go into the chemistry of melatonin and the realities of supplements.

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Does Melatonin Really Help You Sleep?

Melatonin

Meta-Analysis: Melatonin for the Treatment of Primary Sleep Disorders

Pharmacokinetics of Alternative Administration Routes of Melatonin: A Systematic Review

Melatonin Natural Health Products and Supplements: Presence of Serotonin and Significant Variability of Melatonin Content

Effects of blue light on the circadian system and eye physiology

The absolute bioavailability of oral melatonin.

Why Vitamins and Other 'Dietary Supplements' Can Contain Anything

Vitamins and the Failure of Free-Market Health

Scientists pinpoint dosage of melatonin for insomnia

Melatonin Treatment for Age-Related Insomnia

What the Letters "USP" Mean on the Label of Your Medicine

Mild serotonin syndrome: A report of 12 cases

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