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Webber Naturals Melatonin Extra Strength 5 mg, 144 Tablets - $8.09 ($7.69 w/ S&S)

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Penalty Box
Dec 28, 2021
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These never work for me. I never fall asleep from taking them, but am drowsy the next morning until lunch time.
Deal Addict
Jun 18, 2016
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The problem is that you shouldn’t be using 144 pills in the year or two that they expire.

Melatonin is natural hormone produced endogenously, which means repeated exogenous consumption will downregulate your nature production. You’ll also get a tolerance to it, so taking melatonin pills regularly is a surefire way to wreck your sleep.

If you’re sharing this with friends, then by all means, this is a good price.

Although I prefer other supplements these days over melatonin.
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May 23, 2021
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MooseV2 wrote: The problem is that you shouldn’t be using 144 pills in the year or two that they expire.

Melatonin is natural hormone produced endogenously, which means repeated exogenous consumption will downregulate your nature production. You’ll also get a tolerance to it, so taking melatonin pills regularly is a surefire way to wreck your sleep.

If you’re sharing this with friends, then by all means, this is a good price.

Although I prefer other supplements these days over melatonin.
Fair call. I share with family so 144 for a year makes perfect sense for us.

Mind sharing what other supplements that help with sleep quality?
Deal Addict
Jun 30, 2019
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MooseV2 wrote: The problem is that you shouldn’t be using 144 pills in the year or two that they expire.

Melatonin is natural hormone produced endogenously, which means repeated exogenous consumption will downregulate your nature production. You’ll also get a tolerance to it, so taking melatonin pills regularly is a surefire way to wreck your sleep.

If you’re sharing this with friends, then by all means, this is a good price.

Although I prefer other supplements these days over melatonin.
idk where you got your info https://www.healthline.com/health/is-me ... #addiction this says it doesnt cause addiction or whithdrawal problems, I've been taking it a few days a week with no problems
Deal Addict
Jun 25, 2009
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Too high of dose, 1mg or less is ideal.
Member
Jan 5, 2007
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MooseV2 wrote: The problem is that you shouldn’t be using 144 pills in the year or two that they expire.

Melatonin is natural hormone produced endogenously, which means repeated exogenous consumption will downregulate your nature production. You’ll also get a tolerance to it, so taking melatonin pills regularly is a surefire way to wreck your sleep.

If you’re sharing this with friends, then by all means, this is a good price.

Although I prefer other supplements these days over melatonin.
By far the most common myth around melatonin is that supplementing with it will cause your brain to make less of it. Taking a melatonin supplement before bed will not affect the pineal gland’s natural secretion of it.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/hea ... 834826002/
And all other sources confirm this also.

The only hormone that stops being produced by the body when external (PEDS) sources are introduced is testosterone, and only in the sex organs; the adrenal gland produce a very minute amount for fight or flight situations.
Jr. Member
Apr 29, 2016
141 posts
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Alberta
I've done the mistake of taking melatonin for years. Do yourselves a favor and watch this podcast from Dr. Huberman. Given the importance of sleep, I consider the 1:42 I spent watching this, the best time investment I made in 2022. Life changing stuff.
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Vegas Golden Knights…
Smoke a join or take edibles. Smiling Face With Open Mouth
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Jul 30, 2011
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NORTH YORK
presidentjon wrote: These never work for me. I never fall asleep from taking them, but am drowsy the next morning until lunch time.
5mg is too high and generally you want to take it before going to sleep at least 1 hr or you'll end up drowsy
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Feb 27, 2009
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rflair wrote: By far the most common myth around melatonin is that supplementing with it will cause your brain to make less of it. Taking a melatonin supplement before bed will not affect the pineal gland’s natural secretion of it.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/hea ... 834826002/
And all other sources confirm this also.

The only hormone that stops being produced by the body when external (PEDS) sources are introduced is testosterone, and only in the sex organs; the adrenal gland produce a very minute amount for fight or flight situations.
USAToday has posted a lot of false medical news in the past years, and using mainstream news as a source of pretty much anything today is often bad advice.

Digging into this further, we find a lot of cause for concern about daily long term usage.


A recent study and the published PDF on melatonin
https://www.csustan.edu/sites/default/f ... lizeth.pdf

Medical
https://www.medicinenet.com/is_it_ok_to ... rticle.htm

Not enough research
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articl ... 24#summary

NIH - Advises not for long term use
https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/melato ... ed-to-know

Further discussions
https://www.alaskaregional.com/blog/ent ... -melatonin

Details on long-term usage and potentially harming children.
https://www.healthline.com/health/is-it ... very-night

2022 Article on recent studies showing long-term usage concerns
https://www.sleep.com/sleep-health/long ... onin-usage

Concerns with male reproductive health; developing children and puberty
https://www.goodrx.com/melatonin/is-lon ... n-use-safe
Penalty Box
Dec 28, 2021
168 posts
219 upvotes
hellzscream wrote: 5mg is too high and generally you want to take it before going to sleep at least 1 hr or you'll end up drowsy
I take it 1-2 hours before I go to bed, still nothing.
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Mar 2, 2014
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Halifax
chilli604 wrote: Smoke a join or take edibles. Smiling Face With Open Mouth
For someone wanting to quit the habit, Melatonin seems to be the only way to get that precious sleep.
Member
Dec 4, 2012
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Calgary
BlackRed wrote: I've done the mistake of taking melatonin for years. Do yourselves a favor and watch this podcast from Dr. Huberman. Given the importance of sleep, I consider the 1:42 I spent watching this, the best time investment I made in 2022. Life changing stuff.
I was scrolling to see if someone was going to reference Huberman! That guy knows his shit.

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