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Now Foods, Melatonin, 1 mg, 250 Tablets (Discontinued Item)

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Out of Stock - Discontinued
  • Shipping Weight: 0.47 lbs (0.21 kg)
  • Product Code: NOW-03263
  • UPC Code: 733739032638
  • Package Quantity: 250 Tablets
  • Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 4.5 in, 0.4 lbs (0.18 kg)
Product Overview


  • Helps Regulate Sleep Cycle
  • Two Stage Release
  • With Co-Factor Nutrients
  • GMP-Quality Assured
  • A Dietary Supplement
  • Vegetarian Formula

Research indicates that Melatonin may be associated with the regulation of sleep/wake cycles. Melatonin is a potent antioxidant that defends against free radicals and helps to support glutathione activity in neural tissue.

Suggested Use

As a dietary supplement, take one tablet about 1 hour before bedtime with juice or water. Consider taking this product in combination with NOW True Calm and 5-HTP.

Other Ingredients

Calcium carbonate, cellulose, stearic acid (vegetable source), magnesium stearate (vegetable source) and vegetable coating.

Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.

Vegetarian/Vegan Product.


If you are under medical supervision seek the advice of your physician or health care professional prior to use. Individuals with auto-immune conditions, depressive disorders, those taking sedatives or corticosteroid drugs, pregnant or lactating women, should consult their physician prior to use. This product may cause drowsiness. Do not operate a vehicle or heavy machinery following consumption of melatonin. Keep out of reach of children.

Do not eat freshness packet. Keep in Bottle.

Store in a cool, dry place.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Tablet
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Niacin (as Niacinamide) 100 mg 500%
Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine HCL) 5 mg 250%
Magnesium (from Magnesium Citrate) 40 mg 10%
Melatonin 1 mg
† Daily Value not established.
iHerb Customer Reviews
Good but can be better as well!
Melatonin is a sleep hormone in our body and it helps to monitor sleep cycle. Melatonin can only be produced by the body in the absence of light simulation. You will find that it is always easier to fall asleep in absolute darkness. Melatonin is one of the most powerful anti oxidant produced naturally by our body that can cross blood brain barrier and other parts easily, boost other antioxidants, boost our immune system , regulates inflammation, prevent cancer, regulates other hormones, controls weight gain, prevent heart diseases, lower high cholesterol level and many others! In current society, there is too much artificial lighting that prevents us from having a deep sleep. Added with frequent time zone travelling, irregular sleeping hours due to work etc and late supper, nobody is really sleeping properly these days and producing enough melatonin. That’s why it’s important to take melatonin regularly. Pricewise, this is definitely value for money for 250 tablets. It is wise not to take melatonin daily as it might affect your own melatonin production so this bottle can last a long time! This product is a time released version of melatonin. I find that it does keep me asleep long as compared to the capsules which is metabolised more quickly, making me wake me after 4-5 hours of restful sleep. Since this is time released, you probably get only 0.5mg initially and 0.5mg over a period so the dosage might not be enough. It is better to dose with 2 or more tablets. Personally, I find that the best way is to take the capsule of 3 mg and 1 tablets of time released in order to sleep for a long period. The product does contain magnesium stearate. Whether there is any health effects from magnesium stearate like claimed, it is highly debateable. Check out my page for more reviews!
Nov 17, 2013

Beware for side effects

Posted by Reviewer1278476 on Apr 01, 2015

Took this for the last 20 years. Did you know that you are not suppose to take this long term? I never knew that! Did you know that it LOWERS LIBIDO? Google it.

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A big Help

Posted by 5619461052993656923 on Jul 10, 2014

I have fibromyalgia which means poor sleep and often, no sleep. I have tried another brand of Melatonin but this time I bought the Now Foods 1mg and have found it far superior. It really does help me to quietly drift into sleep, taking it about an hour before I wish to settle down.

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Really helped me sleep

Posted by Reviewer2112824 on May 26, 2014

I had a few months of not being able to sleep after travelling a lot and ordered these low dose melatonin as a recommendation form my doctor. I also ordered the 3mg and i have to say that the 1.5mg have done the job so well and got my sleeping patterns back to normal that I haven't even opened them yet. I get a good nights sleep and can return to sleep when woken without feeling stressed. Highly recommend these to anyone with sleep disruption.

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Worked for a few days, then stopped

Posted by AReviewer on Mar 27, 2014

I read the glowing reviews here and decided to give this a try to help my insomnia and circadian rhythm disorder. I probably got 3 days of good sleep from it before it stopped working. I cannot recommend it since 1. it stopped working quickly; 2. Melatonin is not considered an effective treatment for insomnia (google it). It is considered helpful for circadian rhythm disorders but it did not address mine. In short, it is not a magic fix-all for sleep problems.

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Posted by 5737416560305184900 on Jan 14, 2014

I prefer the quick dissolve form

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