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

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was 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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