Protective Effects of Melatonin and Its Supplements on the Arterial Mechanics
1Department of Cardiology, Preventive and Epidemiological Cardiology, Cardiological Basic Sciences, İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa Cardiology Institute, İstanbul, Türkiye
2Clinic of Internal Diseases/Nephrology, İstanbul Kartal Dr Lütfi Kırdar City Hospital, İstanbul, Türkiye
Keywords: Melatonin; supplement; arterial mechanics
Melatonin (5-methoxy-N-acetyltryptamine), a neurohormone, is synthesized from tryptophan taken up by the pineal gland cells. It affects several cardiovascular functions such as arterial blood pressure, heart rate, cardiac rhythms, and mechanical properties of the large arteries and aorta. Melatonin and its supplements, generally made in a laboratory, can improve several cardiovascular functions such as arterial blood pressure and arterial mechanics.
Cite this article as: Yıldız M, Şahin Yıldız B. Protective effects of melatonin and its supplements on the arterial mechanics. Koşuyolu Heart J 2022;25(2):213-215.