Piping Rock Melatonin Review
The following is a review of the supplement Melatonin 10 mg by the manufacturer Piping Rock. This company claims that their product acts as an aid for sleeping disorders, including jet lag. The ingredients aim to minimize sleeping disorders, together with other central nervous system disorders.
- Melatonin – 10 mg
- L-Theanine – 5.5 mg
Other Ingredients: Dicalcium phosphate, cellulose (plant origin), crospovidone, vegetable magnesium stearate, vegetable stearic acid, silica. Melatonin helps to regulate the day/night cycles, which in turn helps with wake/sleep cycles. L-Theanine assists in inducing sleep, also aiding relaxation. This substance boosts serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain.
The recommendation from the manufacturer is that 1 tablet be taken half-an-hour before bedtime.
A bottle containing 120 tablets costs $5.99 online. This is a 25% discount (from $7.99). The manufacturer also has a deal in which you can buy 2 (two) bottles for $10.89.
Possible Side Effects
The ingredients in this product can lead to drowsiness, therefore it should only be taken before bedtime. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or drink alcohol with this product. The suggestion from the manufacturer is to take this supplement for a maximum of two (2) months, taking a week’s break before using it again.
Customers in the United States, if dissatisfied with the product, can return the used bottles for a refund or credit. The return should be made within one year of purchase and accompanied by a reason for the return of the product. Customers from any other country dissatisfied with the product have 60 days from purchase to return the product. The product should be returned unopened. A refund will be given, minus the shipping fee; a 20% restocking fee will be charged. If the cost of returning the product is more than the value of the product, the return will be cancelled and no refund granted.
Melatonin 10 mg Review – The Bottom Line
This supplement does have some strong points, but also some negatives. Firstly, this is a supplement that is offered by the manufacturer at a discounted rate. If you buy double the amount, you can save even more. Secondly, if you are ordering from the US you are covered by a satisfaction guarantee: a full refund is possible. On the negative side, our research found that the guarantee applicable to customers out of the US is not as favorable. To receive a possible refund, goods must be returned unopened and within 60 days of purchase. In addition, the company will deduct a shipping fee and a 20% re-stocking fee from the refund amount. Secondly, even though this supplement is used to treat jet lag, it is a product that can realistically only be used at night before bedtime and not during the day. This is because the product leads to drowsiness. Lastly, the inclusion of dicalcium phosphate in the formula is somewhat problematic. This substance is used as a binder, but too much of it can lead to coughing, and gastric issues, or it can interact negatively with other prescription medication. It is therefore best first to speak to your doctor before trying out a product like this that carries some risks.