An important clock generator for our internal clock is the sleep hormone melatonin, which is produced in the dark and makes us "ready for bed". People who find it difficult to fall asleep can benefit from this sandman effect. 


Buy melatonin supplements online at BIOGENA

Melatonin is advertised in many places. But only BIOGENA offers melatonin in the usual radical BIOGENA quality with its Melatonin Drops and fit@work® Sleep preparations:

The product fit@work® Sleep offers a unique blend of sleep and relaxation-supporting plant extracts (HerbalCalmness® blend), magnesium, and melatonin to support the sleep phase. The extracts of lemon balm and valerian contained in HerbalCalmness®-Blend support normal sleep and relaxation.

Those who prefer liquid preparations are well advised to use BIOGENA Melatonin Drops. Just 4 drops provide the recommended dose of 1 mg melatonin, which helps to shorten the time it takes to fall asleep - with a refreshing and pleasantly natural mint flavor.

What is melatonin needed for in the body?

Melatonin is a hormone produced naturally in the body that helps to regulate the day-night rhythm. Produced and released in the dark, it ensures that our body is attuned to sleep and is therefore known as the sleep hormone

Melatonin as a dietary supplement

The sleep hormone melatonin is no longer just an insider tip for shift workers and long-distance travelers. More and more people with a bumpy sleep phase are also looking to supplement their diet with melatonin.

Dosage forms: Spray, tablets, drops, gummy bears, capsules & co

Over-the-counter melatonin products are available in various dosage forms. Whether (lozenges) tablets, capsules, drops, sprays, or gummy bears - in the end, it's the quality that counts.

Which melatonin is the best?

When it comes to melatonin, you should choose premium preparations that are as free from unnecessary additives as possible. Which melatonin preparation is ultimately the best depends on the individual situation. While melatonin sprays or drops can already be partially absorbed via the oral mucosa, sophisticated combination preparations, such as BIOGENA fit@work® Sleep, are rounded off with proven sleep-supporting plant extracts.

Melatonin dosage & intake

Melatonin is usually available as a dietary supplement with a dosage of 1 mg melatonin per daily dose, which also corresponds to the scientific data.

Dosage: How much melatonin per day?

According to current scientific findings, consuming 1 mg of melatonin shortly before going to bed helps to shorten the time it takes to fall asleep. Melatonin also helps to alleviate the subjective feeling of jet lag. For this purpose, at least 0.5 mg melatonin (= 2 drops) should be taken on the first day of traveling and on the first days after arrival at the destination, shortly before going to bed.

When should melatonin be taken?

With melatonin, the time of intake is crucial. As the melatonin taken breaks down quickly, the food supplement should be taken 60 to 30 minutes before going to bed.

How long can you take melatonin?

How long melatonin should be taken depends on the situation. Weeks of sleep problems put a strain on body and mind. While you should first and foremost look for the causes and work on your sleep hygiene (e.g. regular bedtimes, a good mattress, relaxation in the evening, avoiding blue screen light in the hour before going to bed), melatonin can also be used as a sleep aid. To achieve the desired effect, melatonin should be taken daily.

Can melatonin be taken permanently?

Melatonin can be taken daily for several weeks. The long-term intake of melatonin over months or years has not yet been sufficiently researched. If you are thinking about supplementing the sleep hormone permanently, you should seek advice from your doctor. They can adapt their recommendation to your circumstances.

Which melatonin to buy?

If you want to rely on the sandman qualities of melatonin, you should choose high-quality premium products that are as free as possible from unnecessary additives. BIOGENA has two top melatonin preparations on offer: melatonin drops and fit@work® Sleep.

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Conclusion: Melatonin has been available as a supplement for several years. If you want to try melatonin instead of counting sheep, you should use a trustworthy quality supplement and apply the product half an hour to an hour before going to bed.


For some years now, it has also been possible to buy melatonin as a supplement without a prescription.

Melatonin can generally be taken daily for several weeks. Long-term use should be discussed with your doctor.

Melatonin should not be taken by children, pregnant women and nursing mothers. People with epilepsy, renal insufficiency and impaired liver function should avoid it. In addition, it should not be taken at the same time as other sleep medicines or drugs containing fluvoxamine or cimetidine. In case of doubt, please consult a medical professional.

 Non-prescription food supplements usually contain 1 mg melatonin per daily dose. This listed consumption amount should not be exceeded.

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