There’s ample evidence that melatonin improves sleep quality for most people, and gummies are more fun than pills.
Just be careful you don’t eat too many or you might feel a bit groggy the next day, and keep them away from kids.
I’ve tried a decent number of vegan melatonin supplements, and the ones on this page are the ones that I rate the highest.
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What To Look For in A Vegan Melatonin Gummy Supplement
Many melatonin gummies are “accidentally” vegan, you really only need to look out for:
- Mono- and di-glycerides from animal sources
- Artificial colors (depending on where you stand on them)
Always double-check the ingredients list.
Once you know that a particular gummy is vegan (ideally it will say so), there’s a few things you want to consider:
- Dosage – Without going into too much detail, most research supports using 1-5 mg of melatonin per night, although a bit more or less is typically okay.
- Sugar – Gummies are often sweetened. A small amount of sugar is okay, but be aware that sugar can contribute to sleep issues, so avoid gummies with 5 grams of sugar per serving.
- Reputation – One relatively recent study found that the amount of melatonin in a product was not within 10% of the claimed amount on the label in 71% of products tested. Some products even contained serotonin, which can have adverse effects on sleep. Stick to companies that you somewhat trust in the quality of their products, this isn’t a product to cheap out on (even the expensive ones aren’t very expensive).
My 3 Top Rated Vegan Melatonin Gummies
While I think these are all “good” products, I have rated them in order of how highly I rated them.
Of all the ones I’ve tried, this is my favorite, and it’s affordable as well.
Here are the biggest strengths of these gummies:
- 3 mg of melatonin per gummy (so most people will find 1-2 per night is perfect)
- Sweet, but less than 1 gram of sugar
- No artificial food coloring
Most importantly, Future Kind only makes vegan products, which I love. In addition, they source all their products from the United States and have them third-party tested for quality.
If there’s any company I do have a reasonable degree of trust in, it’s them. I’ve tried several of their other products and they’ve all been good quality.
I found that these melatonin gummies in particular worked quite well, the only issue was limiting myself to 1 or 2 per night because they tasted good.
If you’re a fan of gummy bears, then you’ll probably like Sugarbear’s melatonin gummies.
Each gummy has 3 mg of melatonin, just like Future Kind’s. So most people will find either 1 or 2 gummies per night is perfect.
The biggest potential appeal of these gummies is that they contain other sleeping aids on top of melatonin.
- Lemon balm leaf extract
- Valerian root
- 5-HTP extract
Not all of these have much research backing up their effectiveness, but there is some evidence for most of them helping a little bit, and little risk of side effects. See this detailed sleeping aid review if you’d like to see the research behind them.
The big negative about these gummies is that there is about 3 grams of sugar per 2 gummies (so about 1.5 grams each). That’s not incredibly high, but it’s a bit more than ideal.
This final gummy is pretty good, but also has some significant cons in my eyes.
On the plus side:
- Each gummy has 5 mg of melatonin – If you feel you need a higher dose (e.g. 10 mg), it’s easier and cheaper to have 2 of these.
- Clearly labeled vegan – Has no artificial colors as well.
- Claims to be lab tested.
But there are also a few drawbacks to be aware of:
- 4 grams of sugar per gummy – This is not super healthy in general, especially not right before sleeping.
- The company isn’t well established – The product is highly rated by others and I found it effective, but I don’t trust Nutra Champs as much as I trust a company like Future Kind.
I think it’s a good option to try if it fits what you’re looking for, but I’m a little more hesitant recommending it than the others.