0:00 Introduction: The most important antioxidant is melatonin
1:10 Leading causes of death
2:42 Glutathione is not the most important antioxidant
2:52 Benefits of melatonin
4:00 What you don’t know about melatonin
11:13 Causes of a deficiency of infrared light
11:48 How to get more infrared light
12:15 Check out my video on the therapeutic benefit of the sun
This video is a summary of an important paper that blew me away.
Three of the leading causes of death:
• Heart disease
• Metabolic illnesses
With each of these causes of death, there is some type of dysfunction that destroys the mitochondria. The essence of the problem is an excess of oxidative stress and free radical damage.
Normally, the body protects against these things through its antioxidant networks. Glutathione has been considered the most important antioxidant. But, melatonin is even more powerful and effective than glutathione.
Benefits of melatonin:
• It’s a powerful antioxidant
• It’s 2x more powerful than vitamin E
• It triggers antioxidants like glutathione
• It promotes sleep
• It supports the immune system
• It has anti-cancer benefits
There are two forms of melatonin, one being subcellular melatonin, which means it’s inside the mitochondria. It’s there to help protect against oxidation and free radical damage in the mitochondria.
A lack of melatonin can:
• Affect your sleep
• Cause inflammation
• Cause you to lose your antioxidant protection in the mitochondria
• Lead to chronic degenerative diseases (especially of the brain)
The largest stimulus of subcellular melatonin is near-infrared light (NIR).
A few things that give off NIR:
• The sun
• Fire in a fireplace
• Incandescent lights
• Infrared sauna
• Infrared lights and lasers
Being outside in nature and in the sun may be just as important as eating healthy. Infrared light also protects against UV radiation.
Being exposed to artificial lights (LED light and blue light) is a big cause of a deficiency of infrared light.