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NOW Foods Melatonin 5mg Vcaps, 180 Capsules
- High Potency - Premium Quality
- Helps Regulate Sleep Cycle*
- Vegetarian Formula
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Caution: For adult use only. Keep out of reach of children. If you are under medical supervision seek the advice of your physician or health care professional prior to use. Individuals with auto-immune conditions, depressive disorders, those taking sedatives or corticosteroid drugs, or pregnant or lactating women, should consult their physician prior to use. This product may cause drowsiness. Do not operate a vehicle or heavy machinery following consumption of melatonin.
Melatonin, Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Vegetable Polysaccharide (capsule) and Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source). Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives. Vegetarian/Vegan Product.
As a dietary supplement for adults, take 1 Vcap® near bedtime with water. Capsule may be opened and the contents divided over several evenings if desired. Consider taking this product in combination with NOW® True Calm™ and 5-HTP.
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Top Customer Reviews
This Melatonin is by far the best I have ever tried. It really makes me sleepy and give me a solid night of sleep.
When I realized that taking Ambien every night was eroding my daytime memory and having other adverse effects, I realized that I needed to quit taking it. I tried going cold turkey but couldn't sleep at all and was miserable for a week. I ordered this product in desperation, sure that it wouldn't do anything for me. But to my amazement, it helped fill the void left by Ambien without any of the nasty side effects.
Of course this isn't as effective as a prescription drug like Ambien or Lunesta, but it actually does help you fall asleep in a noticeable way. And best of all, it doesn't have any of the horrible side effects of prescription sleep aids. I highly recommend this product to anybody who is looking for an alternative to RX sleeping pills or who needs help tapering off their prescription.
But now this stuff starts working on me in 1 hour and I'm ready to go to sleep. I even experimented with forcing myself to stay up longer and 3 hours was the maximum before I was flopping around the room trying to get to bed in a hurry before I feel right to sleep.
I hope this works as well for you as it did me. :)
Just because this product is natural does not mean it should be used indiscriminately. In parts of Europe melatonin is a controlled substance that cannot be obtained without a prescription. It does work, it is a hormonal drug, and it is powerful. Your body can become less sensitive to melatonin and it's own melatonin production can decline with long term use over 2 months. Therefore it should be used with some discretion. Your body can also increase its sensitivity over time to melatonin and regain it's own production if supplementation is paused. How long that takes will depend on the person.
Melatonin is a hormone that is produced by the pineal gland in mammals, which chemically interacts with your brain to help induce sleep. Melatonin levels with most people elevate when their eyes are exposed to darkness, increasing as their length of time in darkness increases.
Some people, such as those diagnosed with ADD, or depression, or a SSRI (selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor) , may have impaired uptake of melatonin, or their brains are not as efficient at using it, so a boost can be useful, especially in today's world where people keep lights on until 11pm.
I have taken Dramamine, and Tylenol PM, and generic sleep pills in the past to go to sleep while people upstairs were being noisy even with my ear plugs in. The problem with those is they loose effectiveness overtime, and you can form a dependance on them.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I sleep not better than usually. Maybe little better. I expect much more.Published 1 hour ago by Yakov Malinskiy
I've used other brands of Melatonin at the same dosage (5mg) with much better results. I usually start to feel somnolent about 30-60 minutes after taking Melatonin; with this... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Megan
They seem to help me sleep, and I haven't detected any side effects, so I'm satisfoed.Published 4 days ago by T. Ford
Knocks you out, baby! Just take 1 before bedtime. Enough said.Published 5 days ago by Regina O'NEIL
My 7 year old has trouble sleeping, he has ADHD & Aspergers so his doctor told me to use OTC Melatonin to help him sleep. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Jennifer Campbell