Ingredient is said to deliver improvements in sleep in as early as one week.
Kemin Industries has launched its newest product for human health and nutrition, DailyZz, an ingredient containing a blend rich in naturally occurring polyphenols for natural nightly sleep.
In a clinical trial, Kemin Industries found DailyZz promotes better quality sleep in as early as one week, and improves next-day functioning in healthy adults who have occasional sleep complaints.
Dr Michael Grandner, director of the sleep and health research programme at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and lead investigator of the study, explained: “Sleep is an important part of overall health, and many people without sleep disorders are looking for ways to improve their sleep so that they can feel more rested during the day and perform better. Our study showed that DailyZz might help some of those people meet their goals of better sleep and better daytime functioning.”
Participants in the 30-day study received either 485mg of DailyZz to take 30 minutes before bed or a placebo. According to Kemin, those taking DailyZz nightly showed “significant improvement” in their quality of sleep, as well as better concentration, reaction time and visual recall and processing. The participants taking DailyZz also showed improved judgement in a risk-taking scenario after a night of quality sleep, the company added.
Kim Edwards, global product manager, Kemin Human Nutrition and Health, concluded: “Consumers are sleeping less hours due to increasing stress at work, obligations at home, and the growing use of digital devices. Consumers are looking for natural, non-addictive sleep ingredients to improve their quality of sleep and feel rested in order to take on the next day, and DailyZz meets all these needs.”