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Hormone secreted by the pineal gland.A [[hormone produced by the [[pituitary gland which is thought to affect reproductive processes and mood.

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Beet Root Pigment

... body. These processes include the synthesis of neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin. Methylation is also required for the biosynthesis of melatonin and the electron transport chain constituent coenzyme Q10.

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by jinx25
Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beet Root Pigment
Replies: 7
Views: 5040

Why do we feel sleepy after eating meal?

... books, including her latest, Eat Your Way to Happiness . Tryptophan is needed for the body to produce serotonin. Serotonin is used to make melatonin, a hormone that helps to control your sleep and wake cycles." And so they go on for another page saying the same thing. Article here .

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by animus
Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:39 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Why do we feel sleepy after eating meal?
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Views: 22151


I know that melatonin hormone is released by the pineal gland upon the fall of the night, so we can go to sleep easier. But nowhere I could find how the daily release of this hormone is triggered in humans that live on the north ...

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by kk
Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:18 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: melatonin
Replies: 2
Views: 3567


... for nothing more than their beautiful flowers. All true, but I don't think that answers his question. Like him, I would like to know how a good (melatonin?) feeling or effect in us comes from flowers. What has natural selected that response in us? Certainly, it has not been carried on in us because ...

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by charles brough
Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why are flowers "beautiful"?
Replies: 112
Views: 68780

Light absorption and human skin.

:lol: yeah :-D I meant something like in the skin or something. There must be something regulating circadian and melatonin release, not?

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by JackBean
Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:15 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Light absorption and human skin.
Replies: 3
Views: 2167
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