The overall rating for melatonin is 2.1 out of 3 meaning there is some evidence that this supplement does some (not all) of what it claims. Using this supplement may lead to some improvements.
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- Overall Effectiveness Rating
- Research Rating
- Products Containing Melatonin
- Claim Ratings
Overall Effectiveness Rating
The overall effectiveness rating for melatonin is 2.1 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is mixed on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. While some of the research supports its use, other evidence does not. Using this supplement may lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for melatonin as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.
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Research Rating for Melatonin
There are 14 studies in the database on melatonin; the research rating is 47. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this research rating is for melatonin as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.
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Products Containing Melatonin
|Products Names||Amount of Melatonin|
|REM Sleep Aid||5mg|
|Full list of all 55 products containing Melatonin.|
The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.
|Performance Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|improve sports performance||increase strength|
|Hormone Function Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|increase levels of growth hormone||increase testosterone||decrease levels of somatostatin (growth hormone inhibiting hormone)|
|Mental Health Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|improve cognitive ability|
|General Health Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|increase bone density||increase total sleep time||improve sleep quality|