The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    ConsumerLab tests melatonin supplements

    Good news, all of the products tested passed the analyses for melatonin and lead contamination.

    Brands covered in the new report include:

    • Advanced Sleep Formula (Dr. Ronald Hoffman/MD Select)
    • Formula 605 (MaxiHealth)
    • Melatonin Solution (Nutraceutical Solutions)
    • MidNite (Concepts in Health)

    Other melatonin products that passed the test include:

    • CVS
    • Futurebiotics
    • Natural Factors
    • Nature Made
    • Nature’s Bounty
    • Olympian Labs
    • Pure Encapsulations
    • Schiff
    • Sunsource
    • Unicity
    • Vitaline
    • Vitamin Shoppe
    • Vitamin World

    The bottom line?

    It’s been 2 years since ConsumerLab reported that all brands of a supplement passed their testing — zinc.

    10/6/08 13:39 JR

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