Can melatonin help you sleep and, if so, which is the best melatonin supplement? In this report, ConsumerLab.com explains what melatonin is, when melatonin is most likely to help with sleep problems, how to use melatonin, and, most importantly, shows you which melatonin supplements are high quality, the right dose and type for you, and offer the best value.
Our tests found a wide variety of melatonin products to be of high quality -- containing the labeled amounts of melatonin without unacceptable lead contamination and, if regular tablets or caplets, breaking apart properly in disintegration tests. However, we also found significant differences among melatonin supplements: Suggested daily dosages ranged 30-fold, from 0.3 mg to 10 mg, and cost ranged 100-fold, from just 2 cents to $2 for an equivalent amount of melatonin. This means you may not be using the right dose if you go by the label, and you could be paying a lot more than you need to if you're not using our product comparisons.
In this comprehensive report about melatonin, you'll get test results and quality ratings for 20 melatonin supplements (including 11 that passed our voluntary Quality Certification Program) and information about two additional melatonin supplements similar to others that passed testing. You'll learn:
- Which melatonin supplements passed or failed testing
- How melatonin supplements compare on quality, ingredients, and cost. See how you can potentially save hundreds of dollars per year on a supplement while getting the same amount of melatonin
- What melatonin can and cannot do for your health
- The differences between regular and time-release melatonin supplements
- The differences among natural, synthetic, and plant-based melatonin
- Melatonin dosage for different sleep issues and conditions
- Concerns, drug interactions, and potential side-effects of melatonin
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