How Much Melatonin Should I Take?

Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal glad which assists the body in regulating sleep.  As the evening approaches, the gland begins releases melatonin in effort to start signaling to your body that it is time to wind down and prepare for sleep. 

Melatonin is sold over the counter at many health food stores and pharmacies as well as by many online retailers. Doses can range from 1 mg on the smaller side to 10 mg on the larger side. Melatonin has been infused into numerous types of products, including tablets, syrups and a fan favorite, gummies

Studies have found that taking melatonin in low doses is an effective way to assist the body in promoting sleep while counteracting insomnia. Recommended doses are typically in the range of 0.5 mg up to 5 mg. 

Using melatonin in higher doses can result in grogginess the following morning.  An easy way to reduce your melatonin intake is by cutting your tablet or gummy in half or quarters.

The melatonin industry continues to evolve, with forms of consumption becoming more enjoyable and tastier.  Some companies are also combining melatonin with other natural substances such as CBD and CBN.  One such product combines 3 mg of melatonin with a standard 25 mg dose of CBD and 5 mg dose of CBN and infuses it into a wild strawberry vegan gummies.  Unlike chalky tasting tablets, melatonin sleep gummies have gained in popularity as a tastier and more enjoyable alternative.

*nama makes absolutely no medical claims about melatonin, CBD or CBN. No information in this article is to be used as medical advice. All potential benefits listed are cited and linked to a study where the information is provided. Always consult a doctor before taking or using melatonin.

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