A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals that consumers using melatonin gummies as a sleep aid may be ingesting much higher doses than expected. The researchers tested the melatonin concentration in over two dozen gummy supplements available at mainstream retailers, finding nearly all products contained over 10% more melatonin than advertised. One product even had three times the melatonin concentration indicated on the label.
The study raises concerns about the potential risks associated with the increasingly popular sleep aid, particularly for children, who may experience adverse effects from large amounts of melatonin.
The study's findings underscore the importance of choosing high-quality melatonin supplements from trustworthy brands to ensure that the products are safe and contain accurate dosages. It also calls for a discussion on why melatonin and other supplements are sold in gummy form, which can be particularly appealing to children.
At Doctoral Health, we believe melatonin products should have accurate dosage information and only available in capsule form.