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Can Melatonin Help Fight COVID-19?
A good night's sleep is the gift that keeps on giving. Sleep improves cognitive function, decreases stress, and even supports weight loss. Now, a new study from the Cleveland Clinic says that melatonin could help fight coronavirus. The FitFormula Wellness team decided to dig deeper into an article by Mic.com, The Surprising Link Between Melatonin and Coronavirus.
Why is sleep important?
We all know that sleep is important. Not only is it essential for a good mood, alertness, focus, and other cognitive function, a lack of sleep can lead to weight gain, weakened immune system, and increased chance of illness. Despite knowing the dramatic effect sleep has on our well-being, many of us cannot get those eight crucial hours of ZZZ’s. Luckily, sleep supplements like FitFormula’s Blueberry-Flavored Sleep Formula can help.
Melatonin is a hormone in control of the sleep-wake cycle. We naturally release it at night, and it helps put us in a peaceful, sleepy state. However, for those struggling to get to sleep, whether from sleep disorders like insomnia or depleted melatonin levels caused from electronics before bed, melatonin supplements can help get you back in control of your sleep cycle.
Melatonin and Coronavirus
Melatonin offers many important benefits: better mood, improved sleep, and greater overall health. According to the Cleveland Clinic’s study published in PLOS Biology last October, melatonin may show us yet another incredible benefit: a nearly 30% decrease in the likelihood of contracting SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19. Additionally, the study found that the reduced risk of contracting SARS-CoV-2 increases from 30% to 52% for African Americans, meaning African Americans reap the most significant benefit from melatonin.
Feixiong Cheng, Ph.D, an author of the study mentioned above, reminds us that “large-scale observational studies and randomized controlled trials are critical to validate the clinical benefit of melatonin for patients with COVID-19, but we are excited about the associations put forth in this study and the opportunity to further explore them."
The Best Sleep Aids
This association is exciting, and FitFormula is thrilled to be able to offer you the products necessary to stay healthy, happy, and strong against the coronavirus.
Check out FitFormula’s Blueberry-Flavored Sleep Formula, our non-habit forming, individually packaged sleep-aid made with melatonin and GABA. It’s all-natural, fast-acting, and perfect for:
- When you have depleted melatonin levels from electronics before bed.
- Traveling, as you don’t need water to mix it with, simply pour it in your mouth.
- People who wake up in the middle of the night and can’t fall back asleep. Keep our sleep aid by your bedside, and you can take it if your sleep is disturbed before morning and still wake up refreshed and ready for your day!
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