NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
May 30, 2018
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that a new review in this week's American College of Cardiologyfound the most commonly consumed vitamin and mineral supplements provide no consistent health benefit or harm?

The reason we are even paying any attention to this study is because it is appearing frequently in the media.

Our Thoughts: yet again, another cherry-picked meta-analysis, which by definition gives the authors total control of what studies they choose to use. Their choices were, as you can guess, suspect at best. There is nothing original about the study. Just a rehashing of old anti-supplement gibberish.

Until end of day on Thursday May 31st, you can purchase May and June sale items. See below for what's on sale.

We are offering a one year NCI Well Connect Membership at 25% OFF at this link! For more details about NCI Well Connect Membership, see below.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
How Melatonin Helps Us Sleep
Bonnie and Steve: An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans have some type of sleep disorder, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Many of you take melatonin supplements to help you fall asleep. While melatonin is highly successful for sleep, its underlying mechanisms are unknown.

Researchers from last month's Journal of Pineal Research have discovered how melatonin suppresses neurons in the brain that keeps you awake and alert. Mice were perfect subjects for this study.

Melatonin infused in their brains at dark, when the mice were awake and active, increased sleep and reduced wakefulness by suppressing specific neurons that stimulate the brain to wake up.

In humans, researchers also discovered that blocking melatonin receptors in the brain at bedtime significantly increased wakefulness. The experiments singled out one receptor, MT1, as the mechanism which melatonin acts to inhibit the specific orexin neurons that wake you up.

Hence, if you target the melatonin MT1 receptor, you will get the most sleep with minimal side effects.

Recently, we have found that while melatonin can be very helpful, for some, it does not lead to restful sleep throughout the evening. For these individuals, we have found a timed-release melatonin to be optimal, as it spreads the hormone out evenly throughout the sleep cycle.
You Are What Your Mother Eats 

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Have a happy, healthy day,

Bonnie, Steve, Carolyn, Lilo, Elizabeth, Sharron, and Lori (not pictured)
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