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Looking Deeper into the Safety of Melatonin

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Man sleeping peacefully.
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Supplements Have Their Own Regulations


Blackboard with the chemical formula for melatonin.
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Melatonin is a hormone


Man shopping for supplements.
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Melatonin is natural, but natural doesn’t mean safe


Scientist peering through microscope.
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Research finds melatonin highly suspect


Blackboard with the chemical formula for serotonin.
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Unreported serotonin is a problem


Depressed woman looking out a window.
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Serotonin


Various pills and capsules.
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So many melatonin supplements to choose from


Doctor smiling while talking to patient.
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Buying supplements like a detective


Woman taking pills in bed.
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Proper use of melatonin


Woman sleeping peacefully.
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The bottom line


Eli Hendel, M.D.

Eli Hendel, M.D.

@Lung_doctor

Eli Hendel, M.D., is a board-certified internist/pulmonary specialist with board certification in Sleep Medicine. An Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Keck-University of Southern California School of Medicine, and Qualified Medical Examiner for the State of California Department of Industrial Relations, his areas include asthma, COPD, sleep disorders, obstructive sleep apnea, and occupational lung diseases. Favorite hobby? Playing jazz music.