Melatonin in the UK

Where can I purchase melatonin here in the United Kingdom?

While melatonin is categorized as a food supplement in the United States, this is not the case in the UK. This popular sleep hormone has not been officially scrutinized for general public consumption in the UK, and this is why it is illegal to sell it in this part of the world. Despite this stipulation, melatonin may be prescribed by a doctor as an effective remedy for insomnia and a variety of sleep disorders. If you have a sleep condition that has been documented by your physician, you may be able to get this supplement through the National Health Service.

Can I get melatonin without a prescription in the United Kingdom?

Consumers are not permitted to buy this hormone over the counter at present. It is legal, however, to import this supplement from abroad for your personal use. You may find a number of comprehensive online sites that specialize in providing health foods and related supplements to the general public as a way of acquiring melatonin in the UK.

Where can I get this supplement online in the UK?

Popular suppliers and manufacturers include:

Biovea, GNC, Natrol, and Vitasunn may offer this hormone in pill, tablet, or liquid form. The liquid variety may be more convenient if the hormone is being purchased for children.

What is considered to be a safe dosage?

In pill form there are several strengths, including 10mg, 5mg, 3mg, and 1mg. Timed release versions are designed to work steadily while you are sleeping. A general recommendation would be to start with a low dose and see how well it works for you. If a lower dose seems ineffective, you may then advance to a higher dosage level. Any manufacturer instructions should be followed regardless of the dosage you are taking, and you should avoid consuming this supplement if your immediate and subsequent plans include driving or working with machinery. Although supplemental melatonin tends to be safe and effective when used as directed, you should consult with your general practitioner before first use.