Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone in the body and well-known supplement to help improve our sleep patterns. Inadequate sleep can interfere with optimal body function and overall fitness. According to research, melatonin improves our sleep, but has other positive effects on the body. It appears melatonin may increase metabolism, weight loss, and provide protection for muscle tissue.
How can a common sleep aid help with body fat reduction and enhance muscle? Before answering that question, we need to understand how melatonin functions in the body.
Excerpted from verywell.com