Costco Schiff Melatonin Ultra Discontinued - Scalpers Hit Jackpot Raise Price 2000%

Schiff Melatonin Ultra
Looking for Schiff Melatonin Ultra??? Good luck, it is discontinued. I have switched to Vicks ZzzQuil.
Today I was at my local Costco and I was looking for one of my all-time favorite sleep aids, a specific version of Melatonin made by Schiff called Melatonin Ultra. This product was made exclusively for Costco and sold over the past several years but has recently been discontinued. The proprietary blend of Melatonin featured not only 3mg of Melatonin, but also 25mg of L-Theanine, 25mg of Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), and a blend of Chamomile and Valerian Extract totaling 8.5mg. The product really does work wonders and other Melatonin just isn't the same. 

Anyway, after coming up empty-handed at Costco I figured I would just order it from Amazon as I have ordered it this way before. For those that are not aware, there is an entire cottage industry of people who purchase products in bulk from their local Costco and then resell them on Amazon. This appeals to both people that don't have a Costco membership or simply don't want to visit the store for a single item. Tonight I went to Amazon and was astounded that the price, almost like the infamous pharma-bro Martin Skirelli's Daraprim, had risen over 2000% to $149.95. My last purchase which from Amazon was $9.99 shippe
d via 2-day prime, and I have purchased it at a Costco store for $7.99 from Costco. It was even $4.99 when it was on a Costco coupon promotion. Given the discontinuation, I wasn't exactly surprised that it had increased but I was shocked by how large the increase was in a short period of time. 

For those that doubt that this is selling or is just a temporary pricing error think again. According to eBay completed sales, which is public knowledge, it shows that these bottles are selling for north of $200. It is safe to say that I will be looking for a new brand but it goes to show how much we as a society value our drugs, products, and our brands and at any cost. 

Completed eBay Sales of Schiff Melatonin Ultra 

I have to imagine that Schiff will make this product again if there is enough interest, but I have switched to Vicks ZzzQuil for now. Because supplements are unregulated I prefer to go with stable brands. You get 2mg of melatonin + the valerian & chamomile. You also get some lemon balm and lavender which was not in Melatonin Ultra.

Vicks ZzzQuil
My replacement for
Schiff Melatonin Ultra

For those that are unfamiliar with melatonin. Melatonin is what your body produces in the Pineal gland to put itself to bed naturally. I have used a 3mg tablet 30-60 minutes before bed as an effective way to help set the bedtime process in motion. 

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9 comments:

  1. Have you found a good replacement for the Schiff Melatonin that Costco sold? I tried several different brands & none work for me like the Schiff brand. I got lucky, my mom had found an extra bottle & gave it to me. Its getting low so I went online to find it & about fell over when I saw the price! I understand everybody has to make a living but the price it's been jacked up to is a joke! There's no way I can afford to pay that much. There has to be something comparable but still reasonably priced.

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  2. Have you tried Olly Restful Sleep Gummies? They've worked really well for me.

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    1. I have not but I will look into those. In general I hate the idea of gummy meds. Just not a great idea.

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  3. I have tried a few different types of melatonin and found that even at twice the dosage they are not as effective as Schiff Ultra

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  4. I’m so upset. Lmk if. Anyone finds anything that works as well

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  5. According to schiff company, new sleep aid product with melatonin will come out on November 18

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  6. Whoa. I just went to Amazon to "buy another bottle of" this very product, Schiff Melatonin Ultra, and couldn't BELIEVE the prices. Knew something had happened, but couldn't understand what. It's good to know, as someone posted, that there is a new product coming out, but I have to question why Schiff discontinued this product. Is there some medical challenge to the formulation? I've been taking Schiff, then Schiff Plus, then Schiff Ultra for at least 10 years, maybe 15. Pshaw!!

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  7. I went to my local Costco today to purchase a few bottles of Schiff Melatonin Ultra (3mg) as I was running low and it always sells out quickly… There was only a 5mg competitor’s brand that I was not familiar with. I did not inquire with the pharmacy- just thought I'd order later at Costco.com. I went to their website and it wasn’t there…Panic mode!!! I just searched the internet and you aren’t kidding... The cheapest bottle I found on Ebay is $99 – I’m hoping they bring it back soon. Tried calling Schiff directly but they’re closed for the day. Please post if you hear any news! Thank you!!!

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