Supports healthy sleep and may help with symptoms of jet lag.* Slow-release formula supplies 5 mg of melatonin per tablet. What is melatonin? Melatonin is a hormone naturally produced by the body. It’s secreted by the pineal gland in response to darkness. Normal production peaks around midnight and gradually tapers off by morning. Natural production of melatonin decreases with age. . Melatonin is well documented to be involved in the body’s circadian rhythm and sleep cycle as well as regulating a variety of body functions. . How does melatonin support health? . Provides natural support for healthy sleep.*. Helps circadian rhythyms normalize after jet lag.*. Supports healthy sleep in the elderly.*. Promotes a more refreshed sleep.*. Has a variety of antioxidant activities shown to be more powerful than vitamin E and vitamin C.*. Why choose Vitacost Melatonin? . Slow-release formula. Natural and non-additictive. Supplies 5 mg of melatonin per single-tablet serving. Also supplies 10 mg of vitamin B-6 per serving. Contains 100 servings per bottle. About Vitacost. Vitacost nutritional products are manufactured to high standards of quality efficacy and safety. Each Vitacost product meets or exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA’s Code of Federal Regulation (21 CFR 111) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP). . . *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose treat cure or prevent any disease.
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Rating breakdown44 reviews
39 out of 44(89%)customers recommend this product.
"I take 5 or 25mg of extended release melatonin each night. the Doctor/Scientist who wrote the book on Melatonin in the 90's & teaches in San Antonio said at our age, 65+, we should be taking 20-30mg since it decreases as we age. Extended release works better than regular which gives you an immediate drop off and you wake up too soon."
Tablets made by vitacost do not dissolve correctly
December 31, 2014
"I do not think the dissolution rate on your tablets is good. I do not get the effects I expect from melatonin products with yours. Same as the magnesium citrate tablets you sell..... they do not dissolve in gastric pH very well at all, limiting their bioavailability. You all need to check on this with an independent lab."
"Doesn't just help you get to sleep but it helps you remain sleeping through the night. This was a huge deal for me, as I had not slept through the night in quite a few years. The slow release aspect of this melatonin seems to be the greatest help here."
"I fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer when I take Melatonin. Word of advice, though: Don't take it too late in the evening if you need to wake up very early the next morning. Sometimes the rest is so good that you oversleep."
"May husband and I have started taking this product a few weeks ago and it seems to be supporting healthy sleep patterns. My husband has been noticing deeper sleep and more pleasant dreams. Seems to be a great product at a great value."
"I purchased these for my husband who has absolutely no problem falling asleep. He tends to wake up around two o'clock and stare at the ceiling for an hour or so. During this hour, he also tends to nudge me and ask me if I am awake. He repeatedly asks me until I am totally awake and quite irritated, as well. Then we both lie awake, checking the clock, worrying about all the problems in the world and how to solve them. Well, that's him...I'm just mad that he woke me up! So I bought him these, he takes one before bed and stays asleep all through the night. How do I know? Because I am lying there, wide awake, listening to him snore!"
"I was taking 3 Mg standard tablets and not getting any relief. I saw theae slow release 5 Mg tablets and thought I'd give them a try. I'm sleeping better. Not perfectly, but a lot better than before. Take care not to take these too late, as I experience some grogginess upon awaking if I don't allow at least 8 hours between taking the tablet and waking up."
"I've had some sleep problems for many years. My allergy doctor first recommended melatonin about 20 years ago. I get much more natural sleep aid and awake not feeling groggy when I take this 5 mg slow release formula. Try it for a couple weeks and you're likely to be pleased. I like to use it with Vitacost Valerian for maximum benefit."