Melatonin

CAS #73-31-4

Melatonin is a hormone made by the pineal gland, a small gland in the brain.
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Introduction

Melatonin is a hormone made by the pineal gland, a small gland in the brain. Melatonin helps control your sleep and wake cycles. Very small amounts of it are found in foods such as meats, grains, fruits, and vegetables.

Appearance White or yellowish crystalline powder
Identification A: IR Absorbtion
B. UV Absortion
C. HPLC Identification Test
Assay (On the dried Bais) 98.5~101.5%
Loss on drying(80/3h) ≤1.0%
Residue on Ignition ≤0.1%
Chloride & Sulfate ≤0.2%
Related Compounds Individual Impurities ≤ 0.1%,
Total Impurities ≤1.0%
Heavy Metals ≤10.0 ppm
Lead(Pb) ≤3.0 ppm
Arsenic(As) ≤1.0 ppm
Cadmium ≤1.0 ppm
Mercury(Hg) ≤0.1 ppm
Total Bacterial Count ≤1000 cfu/g
Yeasts & Moulds ≤100cfu/g
Samonella Negative
E.Coli Negative

Functions and Applications

Melatonin can inhibit the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis, reduce the levels of gonadotropin-releasing hormone, gonadotropin, luteinizing hormone and follicular estrogen, and can directly act on the gonads, reducing androgens, estrogens and estrogens. Progesterone content. In addition, MT has strong neuroendocrine immunomodulatory activity and free radical scavenging antioxidant capacity, which may become a new method and approach for antiviral therapy. MT is ultimately metabolized in the liver, and damage to hepatocytes can affect the level of MT in the body.

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