Melatonin can be very beneficial during withdrawal because opiates such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, oxycontin and others. It can deplete your bodies natural melatonin levels making your brains natural melatonin levels low. This can cause a number of opioid withdrawal symptoms including trouble sleeping and poor moods. By taking a melatonin supplement you can most likely help offset these negative withdrawal side effects.
Melatonin – This antioxidant hormone is produced by the brain’s pineal gland during sleep and helps maintain the natural biorhythms of the body.
It’s an all-natural ingredient that our brains produce naturally. By replenishing it through supplements we can once again benefit from it’s many positive effects.
It helps control our body clock or sleep-wake cycles, I’ve found it helpful as a treatment for insomnia and opiate withdrawal. When we detox off opiates like heroin, hydrocodone, oxycodone, Suboxone it interferes with the brains natural production of melatonin. Having insufficient levels of melatonin can make detox from opiates and prescription pain killers that much harder.
By using a melatonin supplement you may experience many benefits such as help to prevent the oxidative damage to brain cells that contributes to a variety of withdrawal symptoms such as erratic sleeping habits, and headaches.
Melatonin for opiate withdrawal symptoms has also been found to reduce the incidence of headaches, boost immune function and help the body heal by allowing for sleep.
The proper dosage of Melatonin can vary depending on your personal needs. If you’re severally depleted and really having trouble sleeping, you may want to test a higher dose. When it comes to testing melatonin dosages, start small and see how you do.
Melatonin is a natural supplements and doesn’t cause many side effects. It may make you very sleepy and is good for bedtime. Try not to drive or operate heavy machinery after taking. If you are taking any medication, have a serious illness, are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breast feeding, are diabetic, have a hormonal imbalance from another illness or are menopausal and on hormone replacement therapy (HRT), melatonin should not be taken without consulting your doctor.
Interested in trying Melatonin?
Then just check out the OFC’s Sleep and Relaxation Formula, REST.We added melatonin specifically to help promote sleep and ease withdrawals during your detox. It contains Melatonin, 5-HTP, and Mucuna Pruriens (L-Dopa), which an all help support sleep and replenish brain chemicals.