Consumer demand for botanical sleep and relaxation supplements such as valerian, chamomile, lavender, ashwagandha and lemon balm is high. And that means retailers are happy to give them plenty of shelf space. And now, traditional products such as teas, tablets and capsules are increasingly being joined by gummies, which provide a convenient and appealing alternative. These natural supplements are perfectly suitable for dosing via gummies. However, each has specific properties which call for alterations in the production process.
Sleep and relaxation botanical supplements often come in powder form, which can cause the candy mass to become more viscous. This presents problems when depositing. Tanis experts can help you optimize your formula to ensure the right viscosity.
Some botanicals can degrade with heat, either losing efficacy or taking on an unpleasant flavor. Tanis experts can provide specific advice to prevent this from happening.
Valerian and Ashwagandha are both brown powders. This means the candy base will also be dark brown. You therefore need to consider how to color these gummies, and flavor them in a way that feels right for the color.
Valerian is the root of the valerian plant. It can help people fall asleep faster, improve sleep quality, and spend more time in a deep sleep stage.
Chamomile flowers are used to treat a wide range of health issues, such as coughs, bronchitis, fevers, colds, inflammation, infection, wounds and burns. It is also believed by some to have sedative and anticonvulsant effects.
Ashwagandha, also known as Indian ginseng and winter cherry, is a herbal medicine which is used for reducing stress and anxiety, improving brain function, and may help improve sleep.
Lavender is a popular choice for sleep and relaxation due to its calming effect.
Several studies show that lemon balm combined with other calming herbs (such as valerian and chamomile) helps reduce anxiety and promotes sleep.
Tanis experts are on hand to provide all the advice you need about this. Contact us for more information!