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Here Is Why CBD is safer than Melatonin Gummies

Unregulated Melatonin Gummies Found With Hazardous Amount of Melatonin

In a recent findings found that there "melatonin gummies" sold in the market that contains dangerous amount of melatonin that could be injurious to one's health.

Melatonin is marketed as a dietary supplement for sleep aid. Melatonin are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and often sold as over the counter supplement or food.

Before the COVID-19 epidemic, melatonin was used by 1.3% of children in the United States mainly for sleep and stress. Even though there has been a lack of proper scientific evidence that melatonin is safe and works, the usage of such substances has risen ever since COVID-19.

From 2012-2021 there have been an increase of over 500% of reports for investigations for quality of melatonin of perdriatic use as a result of 27,795 cases of emergency department visits, 4,097 hospitalization and 287 people have been admitted in the intensive care unit and 2 deaths in the United States.

30 brands of gummy melatonin were chosen for the test and purchased online. Products that did not have melatonin in the label were excluded. Gummies from the dietary supplements were tested in the lab and extracted with the methanol method. The test was to analyze the amount of melatonin, CBD and serotonin (in the past melatonin was found to contain serotonin).

Results showed that out of the 30 products selected 4 were unavailable for purchase, 1 product did not list "melatonin" in the label. In the 25 products that were left: one product, level of melatonin was traceable to 31.3 mg of cannabidiol (CBD) was found. The rest of the products contained 1.3 mg to 13.1 mg of melatonin per serving.

The products that actually contained melatonin with the amount of 74% to 347%. 22 out of the 25 products had inaccurate information listed on the label and 3 products had 12% of melatonin which falls under ±10% that was listed in the label. Four of the products had 4-18% of CBD that is higher than listed on the label. Serotonin was not found in any of the products.

The rest were found that the majority of the melatonin products were mislabeled. Most of the products had exceedingly high amount of melatonin and CBD.

If children were given melatonin as sleeping aid from the products that were tested they could be exposed to 40 to 130 times higher amounts of melatonin that can be unsafe.

CBD added to food supplements is currently still illegal and not approved. FDA has only approved CBD-based medication for seizures that could be used for children. There isn't enough research conducted on the effects of CBD in children. It's currently recommend to use CBD with children above 1 years old for intractable seizure disorders.

Apart from CBD, it is dangerous to allow children to consume high levels of melatonin. Melatonin can cause children to feel drowsiness, have headaches, be agitated and increase urination and bedwetting.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health explains that using melatonin can have harmful interactions with other medications and have an allergic reaction to melatonin. Melatonin can also affect hormonal developments like puberty, menstrual cycles and over production of hormone prolactin.

The problem with melatonin is the regulations framework for this supplement has failed. Melatonin is not regulated by the FDA and at the same time FDA does not have the authority to regulate melatonin before it is sold on the market. Manufacturers do not comply with the law therefore making melatonin a very harmful supplement.

CBD could be a very good alternative for sleep and here's why:

● CBD helps to reduce anxiety and stress

● CBD helps to calm your brain

● CBD helps endocannabinoid system in your body to regulate wake/sleep cycle

● CBD is available as CBD Isolate made with pure CBD without THC. Full Spectrum includes CBD, THC and other cannabinoids including terpenes and flavonoid. Broad Spectrum contains CBD and different cannabinoids without THC

● CBD is non-addictive

● CBD has no withdrawal symptoms

● CBD can relief pain

● CBD has anti-inflammatory properties

● CBD can reduce stress and anxiety

● CBD can boost your immune system

● CBD helps with muscle and pain recovery

● CBD can treat insomnia

● CBD can treat mental disorder

● CBD can manage PTSD

● CBD can manage symptoms of seizures

● CBD can reduce nausea and motion sickness

When you are looking for good and safe CBD product then give Mellow Organic a try. We have Mellow CBD Oil 900 mg made from CBD Isolate with MCT oil. Available in a 30ml bottle and with two flavor options: Natural and Orange. Mellow Full Spectrum CBD Oil with 1,800 mg and comes with loads of therapeutic benefits from cannabinoid including THC along with all the terpenes, flavors and fatty acids. Available in a 30 ml bottle. Mellow CBD Soothing Balm Vanilla Scented CBD-infused topical includes selected high quality ingredients to help you relieve pain, tensions and also very good for skin care. Our Mellow CBD Soothing Balm comes in 50 g tin.

For more information about Mellow Organic CBD products please feel free to contact us anytime. We are also there for you if you need any advice on our products or how to use our products. Visit us at

The next time you buy a CBD product or even melatonin always lookout for:

● Lab test result from independent third-party lab

● Certificate of Analysis to make sure that product is safe

● Instructions on how to use the products.

● Study the ingredients and make sure that it will suit your needs

● Make sure the product is free from any harmful chemicals, pesticides or heavy metals

Also consult your medical provider before starting using CBD or any other supplements.

Written by

Vivek Roachthavilit


Special thanks to:

JAMA Network


National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

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