Are melatonin pills just placebos?
I use 3-5mg tablets every now and again to help me fall asleep but I just noticed the label says May promote sleep with a *. I had to get my glasses to see this and the tiny text says Theis statement has not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. Does this mean melatonin is a sham? am I missing something?
- RetiefLv 79 months agoFavorite Answer
No, it means the FDA has not tested or verified the claims. It does work for some people, but it is not a guarantee.
- StarShineLv 79 months ago
It MAY help, meaning it will affect some people and not others.
They can't legally say that it will help because it hasn't been proven to work with everyone. That goes for most natural supplements that claim to have medicinal benefits. For some people it may work, for others it won't.
- RichardLv 79 months ago
- DylanLv 69 months ago
Not proven to given standards does not mean sham.