Q: What is Melatonin?
A: Also known as the “sleep hormone,” melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone produced by the pineal gland in the brain. It regulates your sleep-wake cycle, telling your body when it’s time for sleep.
Q: What does “Fast Dissolve” mean?
A: “Fast Dissolve” is a delivery method whereby the tablet dissolves on your tongue and can be swallowed without liquids. Natrol’s unique Fast Dissolve technology allows tablets to dissolve up to 30 times faster than regular tablets.
Q: What are the possible side effects I might experience from taking Melatonin?
A: The most common side effects associated with melatonin include headache, stomach discomfort, morning grogginess, daytime "hangover" or feeling of a "heavy head." If you feel groggy, heavy headed or a hangover feeling, you are probably taking too much for your body or are taking it too late at night. Give yourself a couple of days off and try a lower milligram.
Q: Who should not use Melatonin?
A: If you are taking medication, have any medical condition, are pregnant or lactating, have an autoimmune condition or depressive disorder, consult a physician before using this product. Do not take while operating machinery or driving a vehicle. Not for use by children under 4 years of age. Consult a physician before use in children.
Q: What is the maximum amount of Melatonin I can take each day?
A: Experts indicate that short-term use (i.e., 3 months or less) of melatonin in a daily amount of 10 mg does not raise concern of harm for healthy adults. Long term use at this dosage requires recommendation and supervision by a health care professional. Individual results will vary using melatonin and sometimes taking less is better.
Q: When is the best time to take Melatonin?
A: It is recommended to take melatonin 20-30 minutes before you are planning to go to sleep.
Q: Can I become addicted to Melatonin?
A: Natrol Melatonin is a non-habit forming sleep aid and is not a drug.
Q: Is Natrol Melatonin vegetarian?
A: Yes, Natrol Melatonin is 100% vegetarian.
Q: Is it pet safe?
A: This product contains xylitol which is safe for individuals, but should never be fed to animals and can be life-threatening to pets, in particular dogs, ferrets, and rabbits. If Xylitol is ingested by pets, please seek veterinary medical attention immediately. For additional information, please click here.