Reducing stress and improving mood: Multiple studies have shown that the phytochemicals in these foods, particularly the resveratrol and chamomile work in synergy to mitigate stress and improve mood, helping to reduce negative thoughts. Boosting intake to levels well above that achieved from the foods or drinks helps to induce a state of calm and relaxed frame of mind rather than sedation, helping prepare for natural sleep 4,6,7,8.
Reducing physical discomfort: Symptoms at night such as joint pains, hot flushes, urinary frequency, abdominal bloating and wind caused by poor gut health all can cause restlessness and disrupt quality sleep.
Improving gut health: Fortunately, the anti-inflammatory, gut health enhancing properties of pomegranate, and turmeric are well reported clinical trials to help these symptoms particularly with longer term intake 9,10,11.
Boosting circadian rhythm: The biological processes which relax the mind and dampen down the body’s metabolism in preparation for sleep (circadian rhythm) can be disorganised by poor gut health, international flights, staying up late at the weekend and lack of sleep itself – creating a vicious circle which gets worse over time. Disruption of the circadian rhythm not just effects sleep, it’s linked to many health issues ranging from dementia to heart disease 12. Fortunately, robust conducted trials have shown that the phytochemical in these foods, particularly the citrus bioflavonoids, resveratrol and quercetin in pomegranate help the bodies circadian rhythm get back on track 13-16.
For further information: The previous and ongoing clinical studies conducted buy this research group refer to the published papers below 18-23.