Can I give the Lipopure Melatonin to my small children?

 Lipopure Melatonin for small childrenQ:  I ordered the Biogenesis Lipopure Melatonin for my kids.  Can I use it for kids?  My children are 2 and 3.  If so, is the dosage on bottle of 1 ml accurate for this age or should it be less?

A: Melatonin can be used with children to help regulate sleep cycles and regulating circadian rhythm in the short term.  We don’t know about using it on a long-term basis in children.

This is what some research has found:

Insomnia (children): Melatonin 1-5mg once daily at bedtime for up to two months has been used.

There is other research with children who have sleep disorders, (children with behavioral, developmental, or intellectual disorders): Dosages most often varied from 3 to 6mg and were administered daily prior to bedtime.  Some studies employed lower (0.1-1mg) dose.  Treatment duration ranged from one week to a year, with the majority lasting several weeks.

In general, it is best to start off with a low dose and work up to what works best for that individual.  This product has 1.5 mg of melatonin per dropper.  I would recommend starting off with 1/3 dropper (0.5 mg) with each child, and then increase the dose by 0.5mg each time until you find the dose that works best for each child.

It takes about 20-30 minutes to get absorbed and have an effect.  Try to get the liquid under the tongue.  If you use on both children, and touch the mucosa of the mouth, I would recommend a good hot water rinse of the dropper to wash off germs.

Here is an info sheet on this product too for your reference:

http://www.bio-genesis.com/pdf/Liposomal%20Melatonin.pdf

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