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What is the Best Melatonin? Our Tips and Reviews (2024)

Imagine yourself, ready to slip under the cover, phone placed on the nightstand, bedside lamp turned off. You close your eyes, and almost instantly, you are embraced by sleep. Too quick to be true?

Well, thanks to melatonin, this could very well become your reality! This little hormone, a real conductor of our sleep cycles, has become essential for quality sleep. 💤

But faced with the multitude of supplements available, how to make the right choice? How to choose the best melatonin for our sleep? We explain everything.

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The role of melatonin

Melatonin, commonly called the 'sleep hormone', has a significant influence on numerous physiological processes in our body. Primarily secreted by the pineal gland in response to darkness, it plays a crucial role in regulating our circadian rhythm.

Themelatonin level in our body peaks between 3 and 4 am. This generally corresponds to the period when we are immersed in deep and restorative sleep (unless we're out partying, of course!).

This circadian rhythm, also known as the sleep-wake cycle, is responsible for our phases of wakefulness and rest throughout the day and night.

💡Pssst: to become an expert on the subject, feel free to consult our complete guide on melatonin.

The circadian cycle

The circadian cycle (or sleep-wake cycle) is a biological process that occurs over about 24 hours and influences various aspects of our physiology and behavior: sleep, body temperature, hormonal secretion, and appetite.

The sleep cycle is divided into periods of wakefulness and sleep, with maximum alertness during wakefulness and a state of rest and recovery during sleep.

Melatonin is naturally produced by our body in response to darkness and plays a crucial role in the regulation of the circadian cycle

When light decreases, melatonin production increases, signaling to our body that it's time to prepare for sleep (but this is not an excuse to go to bed at 5 pm in winter!). 🌙

On the other hand, when we are exposed to daylight, melatonin production drops, thus promoting wakefulness. The body is an ingenious biological clock!

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Why supplement with melatonin?

For years, melatonin was prized by travelers to mitigate the effects of jet lag and by shift workers. Today, its use has expanded to anyone looking for better sleep quality.

But then why do we sometimes need a melatonin supplement to sleep well? 🤔

The answer lies in our modern lifestyles: the omnipresence of artificial light from computer and phone screens (hop hop hop, don't forget to activate blue light filter mode in the evening), daily stress, and irregular schedules often disrupt our sleep rhythm.

In this context, melatonin signals to the body that it's time to prepare for sleep. Off to bed, we said! 💤 Additionally, for those with irregular sleep phases, this hormone can be an effective solution to promote falling asleep and improve sleep quality.

☝🏽️An extra benefit of melatonin: unlike some molecules, it does not induce dependency or habituation.

How to Choose the Best Melatonin?

That's it, you're determined to buy the best melatonin possible in hopes of getting better nights' sleep. But, problem: you don't know which supplement to choose. 😐

A quick internet search on melatonin dietary supplements reveals that there are many, maybe even a bit too many...

To quickly find the best melatonin in terms of quality and effectiveness, here are our selection criteria:

Purity and Quality

Here's the number 1 and most important criterion. It's essential to opt for high-quality melatonin supplements, manufactured according to strict standards. Look for products that guarantee maximum purity, and forget unnecessary additives such as artificial colorings or potentially harmful sweeteners.

Prefer a labeled melatonin, offering additional assurance as to its quality and safety.

Appropriate Dosage

Choose a dosage that fits your needs and keep in mind that for dietary supplements, the ANSES recommendations are a maximum of 1.9 mg of melatonin per day (from 2 mg, the product will be considered a medication).

Ideally, the daily dosage of your supplement should be between 1.5 and 1.9 mg per day.

Melatonin Action

Melatonin supplements are available in different forms, notably immediate release (quickly releases melatonin) and extended release (slower and prolonged release).

- Immediate release: This is a choice option for those who simply need a quick effect to fall asleep, notably people with jet lag. 🚀

- Extended release: Designed for immediate and continuous release throughout the night. Therefore, it’s the best melatonin for individuals having trouble maintaining deep and uninterrupted sleep. 🕛

The best melatonin for sleep is the form that best suits your needs and sleep rhythm.

Form of the Supplement

Tablets, capsules, sprays, gummies… There's something for everyone!

Choose the form that best suits your preferences and lifestyle, but keep in mind that capsules and tablets often allow for a better concentration of active ingredients.

Additional Ingredients

To maximize your chances of a good night's sleep, bet on additional ingredients like vitamin B6 or magnesium, but also medicinal plants that promote restorative sleep.

The best plants for sleep? Eschscholtzia (or California poppy), valerian, passionflower, lemon balm, or holy basil.

If your supplement contains at least half of these plants combined with melatonin, then you have Morpheus's favorite cocktail in your hands! 😴

Price and Brand Reliability

Okay, good sleep is priceless, but that doesn't mean you should pay a fortune for melatonin supplements. It's necessary to find a balance between the cost and the quality of the product, because a high price is not necessarily synonymous with better melatonin quality.

Take the time to compare prices between different brands and look for options that offer good value for money.

Also make sure to choose reputable and reliable brands, with a history of quality and effectiveness. Customer reviews, professional recommendations, and certifications can help you assess a brand's reliability.

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Mistakes to Avoid

To choose the best melatonin possible and make the most of it, here's everything you should not do 😅:

- Mistake #1: Choosing your dietary supplement blindly : Hop hop hop, rule number 1 when choosing a dietary supplement (and this applies to ALL supplements) is to carefully read the labels and determine your real needs. Look at:

1. The number of mg of melatonin per dose;
2. If the ingredient list contains additives or colorings;
3. If the melatonin is coupled with beneficial plants for sleep.

Ah, and if you want to know more about selecting a good supplement and how to maximize its effects, we give you some tips in this article:
How to Choose and Succeed in Your Dietary Supplement Cure ?

- Mistake #2: Ignoring recommended dosages: No, it's not about playing amateur chemist by adjusting melatonin dosages according to your own whims. 🧪 As mentioned above, recommended dosages are there to ensure effectiveness and avoid any risk of overdose or toxicity.

- Mistake #3: Taking your melatonin too late: Store your bottle of melatonin after 10:30/11:00 PM. A late intake can disrupt your biological clock.
Result? A sluggish state upon waking and sometimes throughout the day.

- Mistake #4: Self-medication: If you are on medication, it's important to consult your doctor before consuming melatonin. Similarly, the use of melatonin in children cannot be done without medical supervision.

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  • ✅ No habituation or dependence
  • ✅ 45-day course
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Our Melatonin Choice for Our Sleep Formula

As you can imagine, at Novoma, we strive to offer you the best melatonin for sleep.

For this, we have decided to modify our melatonin formulation to offer our customers an even more effective and beneficial experience for sleep.

Our melatonin is now labeled Melotime®, and offers extended release for immediate availability.

This new formula guarantees a melatonin peak one hour after consumption, promoting rapid sleep onset, while ensuring continuous release to support a regular sleep cycle.

In our Sleep Formula , our melatonin is combined with a selection of beneficial plants for sleep 💤:

  1. Passionflower for emotional well-being.
  2. Hops to aid in falling asleep and maintaining healthy sleep.
  3. Lemon balm as a relaxant, contributing to emotional balance.
  4. Eschscholtzia, or "California Poppy," beneficial for mood and in case of stress.

In Conclusion

It's time for a recap! Let's summarize everything we know about choosing and using the best melatonin for sleep. You should:

  1. Opt for high-quality supplements, labeled if possible.

  2. Prefer extended-release melatonin if you want continuous action throughout the night.

  3. Check the appropriate dosage according to your needs.

  4. Prefer mixtures with other relaxing plants.

  5. Avoid unnecessary additives or contaminants.

  6. Avoid taking melatonin after your ideal bedtime.

  7. Avoid self-medication.

Well then, you are now ready to choose the best melatonin for peaceful nights and wakeful mornings.

From our side, all that's left is to wish you a good night! 🌙💤

Eloise Dubois-Gaché

Naturopath and FENA certified

Thanks to her solid experience in different herbalists, Eloïse includes, if necessary, complete and precise advice in phytotherapy, aromatherapy, gemmotherapy and micro-nutrition when setting up a personalized and adapted lifestyle program. to everyone.

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