Mystery Melatonin

May 17, 2024

From 2012 to 2021, calls for pediatric melatonin ingestions to US Poison Control Centers increased 530% and were associated with 27,795 emergency department and clinic visits, 4,097 hospitalizations, 287 intensive care unit admissions, and 2 deaths.

In a recent study, scientists assessed the actual quantity of melatonin and CBD in these products compared with the quantities printed on the labels. 88% were inaccurately labeled and only 3 products (12%) contained melatonin that was within ±10% of declared dosage. Yikes.

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