Melatonin and Muscle Mass – How Melatonin Can Make You Stronger

melatonin and muscle mass

While I don’t like to take melatonin on a regular basis (begins to make me feel groggy if I take it too many days in a row), I have begun to take a small dose of melatonin on days I’m particularly tired, or when I’ve hit a heavy workout. I do this to more fully recharge my batteries, but also to help me gain more muscle. Science has made some particularly interesting discoveries about melatonin and muscle mass that has led me to do this.

It’s during our sleep that our muscles really grow, thanks to the release of human growth hormone. So I believe the deeper sleep allowed with melatonin really boosts this function. But it appears, melatonin in itself has properties that aid in the recovery and growth of muscles after a workout.

Melatonin has been shown to do the following for muscles:

  • Induces an increase in skeletal muscle PGC-1alpha, a key regulator of energy metabolism, and optimizes glycogen replenishment (study).
  • Reduces muscle damage, oxidative stress and inflammation during short term intense exercises (study).
  • Reduces body fat and increases lean muscle (study).

So on nights where you really need some rest, or after a particularly heavy workout and you want to make some extra gains, consider taking some melatonin before bed. And make sure to take some extra protein right before bed for even more growth!

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Have a good one!

-David Carreras aka Mr. Manpower
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