More melatonin and CBD in melatonin gummies than indicated by the product label

Clinical Question

What is the actual quantity of melatonin and cannabidiol in over-the-counter melatonin gummies compared with the quantities declared on the labels?

Bottom line

Nearly 90% of melatonin gummy products analyzed in this study were inadequately labeled. The actual quantity of melatonin ranged from 74% to 347% of the labeled quantity. Similarly, the quantity of CBD ranged from 104% to 118% of the labeled quantity. Be sure to warn parents of the risk of excessive melatonin and CBD ingestion with the gummies. 2b

Study design: Cohort (prospective)

Funding: Self-funded or unfunded

Setting: Population-based

Reviewer

David C. Slawson, MD
Professor and Vice Chair of Family Medicine for Education and Scholarship
Atrium Health
Professor of Family Medicine, UNC Chapel Hill
Charlotte, NC


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DR ARUP KUMAR DHARA

Impact assessment

Excellent

Jonathan Tejada

Practice changing

practice changing

Anonymous

OTC Melatonin supplements

Poor quality control in production. Caveat emptor.