Roy asked in Science & MathematicsMedicine · 9 months ago

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?

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  • Retief
    Lv 7
    9 months ago
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    No, it means the FDA has not tested or verified the claims. It does work for some people, but it is not a guarantee.

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  • 9 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.

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  • 9 months ago

    No

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  • Dylan
    Lv 6
    9 months ago

    Not proven to given standards does not mean sham.

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