Melatonin is a hormone and antioxidant secreted by the pineal gland in the brain. Melatonin regulates sleep-wake cycles, also known as circadian rhythm. Studies show that melatonin may help people fall asleep faster and support healthy sleep quality.*
How is Theratonin different from other melatonin supplements?
Theratonin is independently tested and certified by NSF® International for content accuracy and purity. That means that what’s on the supplement facts label matches what’s in the product – nothing more, nothing less. You can sleep peacefully knowing that each tablet of Theratonin provides an accurate, reliable dose of melatonin.
That’s important because multiple recent studies have found that melatonin supplements are commonly mislabeled. One recent study tested 30 melatonin supplements and discovered that over 71% of the melatonin supplements didn’t contain the dose of melatonin listed on their supplement facts panel. The actual melatonin content of these supplements ranged from 83% below to 478% above the labeled dose. Plus, 26% of the tested melatonin supplements were contaminated with serotonin, a potent neurotransmitter.
Who is likely to benefit from Theratonin?
Anyone seeking sleep support may benefit from Theratonin.*
Women undergoing fertility treatments with ovarian stimulation may also benefit from Theratonin to support healthy egg quality.* Women taking Theratonin while trying to conceive should also take a preconception prenatal supplement, like TheraNatal® Core or OvaVite®.
How long should I take Theratonin?
If you’re taking Theratonin for female fertility, take for at least 6 weeks prior to egg retrieval. Stop taking Theratonin after embryo transfer.
If you’re taking Theratonin to support sleep, doses of up to 8 mg of melatonin have been used safely for up to 6 months. Consult with your healthcare provider to find out how long you should take Theratonin.
What is the best time of day to take Theratonin?
Take Theratonin 30-60 minutes before bed. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery for at least 4-5 hours after taking Theratonin.
Are there any side effects from Theratonin?
Because melatonin is a neurohormone involved in sleep regulation, melatonin may cause dizziness in some individuals.
Is there anyone who should not take Theratonin?
The list below includes some people who may need to avoid Theratonin. This is not a comprehensive list, so it is important to consult with your healthcare provider before using Theratonin. Seek medical guidance for long-term sleep difficulties and before administering Theratonin to children.
Pregnant or nursing women: There is currently not enough evidence to determine the safety of melatonin during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Women trying to conceive naturally: Melatonin may interfere with ovulation in women trying to conceive naturally.
Allergy to stevia: Theratonin contains a small amount of stevia leaf extract for sweetness.
Those with certain conditions:
Depression: Some evidence suggests that melatonin may worsen symptoms of depression.
Seizure disorders: Melatonin may increase the risk of seizures.
Bleeding disorders: Melatonin has demonstrated anticoagulant activity and may increase the risk of bleeding in those with bleeding disorders.
Can I take other nutritional supplements with Theratonin?
Yes. You can continue to take most other vitamin, mineral, and herbal supplements along with Theratonin. Do not take Theratonin with other supplements containing melatonin, unless otherwise directed by your healthcare provider. Exercise caution if taking vitex angus-castus or caffeine supplements along with Theratonin, as these supplements may increase effects of melatonin.
Does Theratonin interact with any prescription medications?
The list below includes some of the more common potential interactions. This is not meant to be a comprehensive list or take the place of advice from your healthcare provider. As with any dietary supplement, discuss with your pharmacist and/or healthcare team to determine whether Theratonin can be taken along with your medications.
Benzodiazapenes (Valium®, Xanax®, Halcion®, Ativan®, and Klonopin®): Taking melatonin along with sedative drugs may cause additive sedation.
Contraceptive drugs (birth control): Contraceptive drugs may increase the effects of oral melatonin.
Fluvoxamine (Luvoc): This medication may increase the effects of melatonin and cause excessive drowsiness. Exercise caution if you’re taking more than 5 mg of melatonin.
High blood pressure medications: Although melatonin may decrease blood pressure in healthy people, melatonin might worsen blood pressure in those already taking medications for high blood pressure. Monitor your blood pressure closely if you’re taking melatonin along with high blood pressure medications.
Immunosuppressants: Melatonin can stimulate the immune system and may interfere with immunosuppressive therapy.
Medications for diabetes: Some evidence suggests melatonin may increase the risk for low blood sugar, while other evidence suggests it may raise blood sugar. Exercise caution if you’re taking melatonin along with medications to help manage diabetes and monitor your blood sugar closely.
Seizure medications (anticonvulsants): Melatonin may decrease the effectiveness of anticonvulsants and increase the frequency of seizures in certain individuals.
Warfarin (Coumadin): Melatonin may increase the risk of bleeding when taken with warfarin.