I don't believe they have any issues with alcohol, but ask a professional of course.I've not taken Melatonin. Does it interfere with alcohol?
My druggist (sorry, chemist) recommends not to buy supplements in USA.I buy mine from Canada - off the chemist's shelf in bottles of about 30 pills. I did ask my doctor at home about them, and he said they were fine.
I usually take them an hour before going to bed for about 5 nights following long haul flights.
I don't believe they have any issues with alcohol, but ask a professional of course.
What about CanadaMy druggist (sorry, chemist) recommends not to buy supplements in USA.
Interesting...I didn't know the animal-derived Melatonin.
My suggestion is to try it before relying on it as there can be different outcomes to that which is desired.I brought some from gnc but haven't been game to take it after seeing some worrying comments from pilots on pprune.
Valerian is still my go to choice although isn't perfect for jetlag unless combined with red wine!
Excellent suggestion. A good idea to make sure you have nothing important on the following day just in case you have any unwanted effects. I have never had any, but gave some to my mother to try and she says she feels 'hung over' the morning after taking one.My suggestion is to try it before relying on it as there can be different outcomes to that which is desired.
In my case it causes precisely the opposite to the desired effect and I become wide awake.
I was prescribed it by a sleep specialist as i was having insomnia and in her words "didn't want all her good work undone" by me flying a lot. She told me to pick it up in the US. However said that usually it only comes in 3 and 5mg over there. She said to buy the three and take half. She also recommend to take it on the flight and for 2 days after landing. Have stuck to the 1.5mg - 2mg and only when needed, this along with exercise and jetlag seems to be a thing of the past.Reading the article in the following link suggests there are concerns for taking over 1mg.
Melatonin: Not a Magic Bullet for Sleep | Psychology Today
Read words of caution towards the end.