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Monday, January 25, 2010

Melatonin "Cures" Macular Degeneration

Melatonin can halt and reverse macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness and reduced vision in the elderly.1 The process whereby this happens is remarkable. Scientists now believe that as we age we produce significantly less melatonin, and this results in degraded macular function. A study with 100 patients revealed that melatonin not only halted, but improved, age-related macular degeneration (ARMD).2 (Image shows improvement. See reference for more images.)3 Researchers used 3 mg per night, which is the standard dose in most melatonin supplements. This study offers real hope for those with macular degeneration.4 References
  2. Changxian Yi et al. effects of melatonin in age-related macular degeneration.
  3. "New Study Reveals Effects of Melatonin on ARMD."
  4. Changxian Yi, Xiaoyan Pan, Hong Yan, Mengxiang Guo, Pierpaoli, W. Effects of Melatonin in Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Ann N.Y. Acad Sci, 2005;1057:384-392.

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