OPINION: Dr Ken Romeo 775-870-6942
Amitriptyline, a commonly used tricyclic antidepressants, can cause severe liver damage in patients who receive it continuously.
Melatonin is an antiaging and antioxidant hormone synthesized from pineal gland and is usually a part of a custom tailored anti aging program.
If melatonin is such a powerful antioxidant, can melatonin reverse the damage caused by amitriptyline in the liver?
In a recent study, melatonin was given to patients and the scientists studies markers such as cell viability, reactive oxygen species formation, lipid peroxidation, mitochondrial membrane potential, and liver glutathione levels.
Melatonin effectively reduced the cell death, free radical formation and lipid peroxidation, mitochondrial membrane potential collapse, and reduced cellular glutathione content caused by amitriptyline.
It goes without saying that Melatonin can be an important component to a well constructed individualized anti aging program.
Yours in Health!
Dr. Ken Romeo
Dr. Ken Romeo is a Principal and Chief Clinical Data Coordinator for the Healthy Aging Research Foundation (HARF) in Reno, NV.
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