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Sublingual Melatonin Review – 8 Facts You Need to Know

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

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

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Evidence Based | Summary | What's Inside? | Claims | Cautions | Price | Dosing | Bottom Line

Sublingual Melatonin is labeled as a supplement designed to help consumers who travel to different time zones or who have difficulty sleeping. This product is manufactured by Nature’s Way.

According to the company, they are America’s leader in herbal medicine for over 40 years and sell brain supplements and vitamins blends for various health concerns. Nature’s Way is affiliated with Schwabe North America, Boericke & Tafel, Integrative Therapeutics Inc and Enzymatic Therapy.

While herbal supplements are their main products, the company also develops and sells ginkgo extracts, probiotics, essential fatty acids, liver support formulas and hyaluronic acid.

The company claims that Sublingual Melatonin is able to provide patients with a dose of Melatonin in the form of lozenges. The product is available via multiple retailers so the price may vary from one retailer to another. However, this supplement is considerably cheaper than many other similar products available at this moment.


1) What is Sublingual Melatonin?

According to the product description, “Sublingual dosing is the most rapid way to absorb certain nutrients. Nature’s Way physiologically dosed Melatonin is supported by the latest research as the preferred approach to Melatonin supplementation.” However, the company does not provide sufficient evidence to support these claims.

In fact, Melatonin is a substance naturally produced by the body (usually at nighttime while we are sleeping) and there are some scientists that believe an increased production of Melatonin will have a positive impact on the human body by promoting a peaceful and restful night sleep. These claims can’t be supported by scientific proofs as only a few concrete studies have been conducted and the effects of long term use for humans are still unknown.

What’s Inside?

2) What’s Inside Sublingual Melatonin?

Sublingual Melatonin contains: Melatonin, Magnesium Stearate and Sorbitol

3) What Does Sublingual Melatonin Do?

Sublingual Melatonin product description states “Sublingual dosing is the most rapid way to absorb certain nutrients. Nature’s Way physiologically dosed the latest research supports melatonin as the preferred approach to Melatonin supplementation.” However, we do not feel that sufficient evidence is presented to support these statements.

In fact, Melatonin is naturally produced by the body, (usually at nighttime while we are sleeping) and some scientists think an increased production will help to ease insomnia and jet lag. It should be noted that these are theories and not yet actual medical practices. It is stated on the website that the latest research supports the approach used by Nature’s Way to manufacture Melatonin supplementation, but the website does not cite the studies in this instance or provide information about such details.

Melatonin is the main active ingredient in these lozenges. Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone thought to have antioxidant properties and help regulate the sleep cycle.


4) Sublingual Melatonin Claims

  • This is one of the cheapest products of its type ($3,99 to $7,49 for a bottle).
  • No prescription is required.
  • The supplement is sold via online and offline retailers.


5) What You Need to Know Before Taking Sublingual Melatonin

  • No testimonials available.
  • No free trial sample available.
  • We were unable to find any scientific study to support the company’s claims.
  • Very little to none information on the manufacturer’s website.
  • The effects of Melatonin on long term use for humans are still unknown.


6) Sublingual Melatonin Price

Nature’s Way products are all sold via either online or offline retailers so that the price can vary to some degree. The retail price is $7.49 for a single bottle (100 lozenges), but you can find them online for under $4. There is 2.5mg per serving, and you are advised to take one per day. The recommended daily dosage for adults is to place one lozenges under the tongue and allow it to dissolve. For best results, you are advised to take the serving just before bedtime. When traveling, lozenges may be taken at the expected bedtime in the new time zone. You are also advised to continue using them for several days after your arrival and upon return home.

The US shipping rates depend on the online store that you purchase from and the deal that they offer you. Some offer free shipping.

If you have used Sublingual Melatonin, then we would appreciate your feedback to verify the claims on their website. You can leave your comments below.


7) Sublingual Melatonin Serving Size

Sublingual Melatonin, just like all others Nature’s Way products, is sold via either online or offline retailers. Regardless the source, this supplement is one of the cheapest products of its type available on the market, the retail price varying from $3,99 to $7,49 for a single bottle (100 lozenges). The manufacturer advises consumers to take only one tablet of Sublingual Melatonin per day, so a bottle of this product should be sufficient for about three months of treatment.

Bottom Line

8) The Bottom Line – “Does it Work?”

We do support companies that are developing natural alternatives to prescribed medications. Most individuals want to feel balanced, but many may not be fully aware of all the options they have for supplementation.

A natural alternative is, in many cases, recommended over prescribed medications as prescription drugs are usually associated with side effects that can cause further health and emotional problems.

With so many natural supplements available on the market, we believe consumers should seek a product with a strong researched background, that are backed by a number of positive testimonials and that are accompanied by a free trial sample. Choosing a product that contains a mineral such as lithium may be a good option for patients.

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