VIDEO: Melatonin for Heartburn

Most people know melatonin as a sleep hormone, and wouldn’t think to use it to treat acid reflux (heartburn).

But did you know that the body secretes about 500 times more melatonin in the digestive tract than in the brain?

Studies have shown that melatonin is quite useful in treating heartburn in the following ways:

  • Melatonin is useful in reducing stomach acid.
  • Melatonin helps your lower esophageal sphincter valve close properly.

These things are key to treating heartburn.

Watch this two-minute video on treating heartburn naturally with melatonin

If you suffer from chronic heartburn, give us a call at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine in San Diego. You can schedule a consultation to see if melatonin treatment is right for you.