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Melatrol Review – 8 Things You Should Consider

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

Reviewed by Rebecca Williams, MD, MA, MB, BChir

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Evidence Based | Synopsis | Formula | Claims | Cautions | Price | How To Use | Final Thoughts

Melatrol is a dietary formula designed to assist those who experience occasional restlessness. The formula’s manufacturer is unknown. There is a single mentioning on the label of Melatrol of the distributor called Pacific Naturals, but we the name of this producer is not mentioned on the formula’s official page.

Melatrol is promoted as a drug free solution for a very common problem of modern man: insomnia. Stress, environmental toxins, unhealthy diets, agitated lifestyles are just a few of the potential causes of sleeping problems. Natural remedies against sleeplessness and stress are numerous, and Melatrol is just one of the supplements advertised as both effective and safe. Although described as “proven to help you relax” the statement actually refers to one of its active ingredients, namely Melatonin. In the section bellow we will detail Melatonin’s mechanism of action and why is this chemical so important for maintaining healthy sleeping patterns.


1) Melatrol at a Glance

Melatrol’s name comes probably from Melatonin, which is one of the key ingredients in this formula. Melatonin is also a naturally occurring hormone in the body. Melatonin levels are directly related to the sleep/wake cycles. To be more specific, Melatonin levels increase during nighttime (in absence of light) and decreases during the day. Melatonin secretion which occurs at nighttime results in reduced alertness and relaxation of the body, a perfect set for falling asleep. The problem is that people who are under a lot of stress cannot synthesize Melatonin properly, besides other imbalances that result from prolonged stress.

Serotonin, a chef neurotransmitter in the brain is required in Melatonin production. Stress affects Serotonin levels so Melatonin cannot be produced in sufficient amounts anymore. Melatrol also features the main precursor of Serotonin, which is known as 5-HTP. 5-HTP has been shown to effectively increase Serotonin levels directly in the brain, due to the compound’s ability to cross the blood brain barrier.


2) What Are Melatrol Ingredients?

Melatrol contains the following ingredients: Melatrol contains the following ingredients: 5-HTP, Melatonin, Proprietary blend: Valerian root, GABA (Gamma Amino Butiric Acid), Rhodiola Rosea extract, Passion Flower, and vegetable capsules (cellulose, water).

3) Is Melatrol Right for You?

Melatrol is based on several active ingredients that work together to promote relaxation and sleep.

5-HTP is an extract of the plant Griffonia Simplicifolia and is the direct precursor of the neurotransmitter Serotonin. This brain chemical has been linked to various health areas, one of them being that of regulating sleep-wake cycles. When normal Serotonin synthesis is disrupted we start feeling the negative effects that include chronic fatigue, depression, irritability, and poor sleep quality (inability to fall asleep, frequent awakenings during the night, etc). Serotonin levels were observed to be at lowest during REM sleep, also known as the dream sleep. The chemical is a key substance used by the pineal gland to make Melatonin, the hormone that is directly linked to sleep.

Melatonin levels are higher during the night and decrease in daytime. The fact that Melatonin is secreted in absence of light could be an explanation why we need darkness in order to fall asleep. People who travel a lot often experience sleeping problems as their bodies are used to secrete Melatonin after a certain pattern, but the different time zone does not allow their bodies to maintain that schedule. Melatonin secretion works just like a clock, with an increase in the levels of this hormone as darkness comes in. Melatonin levels which remain elevated for approximately 12 hours, until the first ray of light. During the day, Melatonin levels are barely detectable.

Valerian root is another popular sleep aid. The herbal extract has been traditionally used as a relaxation remedy recommended for people who suffer from anxiety, depression, or restlessness. Another important benefit associated with Valerian use is that it does not cause grogginess or drowsiness usually experienced with prescription medication.


4) Melatrol Claims

  • Melatrol is a natural formula.
  • The formula comes with a money-back guarantee, but we cannot access the “Policy Details” section at this time.
  • A free trial is available, but we’re also not sure under what conditions it is available.


5) What You Need to Know Before Taking Melatrol

  • The product is not clinically tested for safety and potency
  • The information about the producer and its history is very vague. An official site of this company was not found.
  • No details about the money-back guarantee or the free trial period are provided on the official page of the product


6) Melatrol Price

Melatrol can be ordered directly from the official page of the product for the price of $49.95. More advantageous offers are available for larger purchases. A 5 month supply reduces the monthly cost to only $29.97. International shipping is available.

It seems that the formula comes with a free trial and a money-back guarantee, but we could not access the sections that would provide more details about the terms and conditions.
Melatrol is available on other online retailers for a relatively low price of $26 (discounted from a $69.99 standard price).

How To Use

7) How to Use Melatrol

Herbal extracts traditionally used to promote sleep and relaxation include Valerian root, Passion Flower, and Rhodiola Rosea extracts, all three present in the composition of this supplement. These extracts are recommended by herbalists and naturopaths as natural alternatives to combat stress, achieve a sense of calmness, and improve sleep. As opposed to prescription medication, these ingredients have fewer side effects and don’t affect the natural chemistry of the human body.

Final Thoughts

8) Final Thoughts on Melatrol

Although Melatrol looks like a natural option for those who have some trouble sleeping, we cannot say that the formula is suited for those who have sleeping problems as result of more serious ailments. It is very important to consult a doctor prior to use the formula in order to find if your sleeping problems have other underlying causes besides stress. Customer reviews are limited even on the product’s page, and we have no other source to validate the formula’s potency at this time.

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