Dr. Weeks Comment: Russell Reiter, PhD the pioneering researcher in melatonin biochemistry at U. Texas, has published thousands of peer-reviewed scientific articles on melatonin and along with my friend and mentor Walter Pierpioli, MD from Italy – author of the 1995 breakthrough book – The Melatonin Miracle iis revolutionizing our approach to chronic degenerative illnesses … but they offer only 1/2 the picture. The astonishing Stephanie Seneff, PhD. MIT computer senior scientist and Gerald Pollak PhD (exclusion zones and structured water) complete the picture. In a nutshell, we need to remember that just like cholesterol, melatonin does NOT circulate easily in the blood unless it binds with sulfate (SO4) – then in becomes soluble and can be transported to where it is needed and be bioavailable. High doses of melatonin without sulfate is like having a full bitcoin wallet but having forgotten then electronic password – you can’t take advantage of the melatonin!
How to enhance your levels of sulfate in order to amplify the benefits of melatonin? Eat organic and non-GMO foods which are high in sulfur – garlic, onions, sulforaphane vegetables (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbages) and eat whole finely ground organic non-GMO seeds and enjoy a soak in epsom salt baths (which deliver sulfate and not just magnesium!)
Here is an excerpt from an an excellent article Joe Mercola shared about the work of Stephanie Seneff
“A key role of the pineal gland is to synthesize and secrete melatonin, which controls the sleep/wake cycle.16 Dr. Seneff suggests that one of the critical purposes of melatonin, in turn, is to deliver sulfate to the neurons at night during sleep. In her words, melatonin is clearly a “sulfate delivery system.” Dr. Seneff outlined this intricate and elegant delivery system as follows:
- With sunlight exposure serving as a catalyst, the pineal gland builds up supplies of sulfate by day, storing it in heparan sulfate molecules.
- The pineal gland produces melatonin in the evening, transporting it as melatonin sulfate to various parts of the brain, including the third ventricle, where the melatoninn releases the sulfate into the CSF.?