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What are the popular sleep aid ingredients in the US and China sleep ingredient markets?

According to data from the China Sleep Research Association, the current incidence of insomnia among Chinese adults is as high as 38.2%. In addition to using sleep aid products such as sleep pillows, more and more consumers are looking for functional foods to help them improve sleep disorders. So which sleep aid ingredients are most popular among consumers?


According to relevant consultation data, judging from the perception of the effects of different sleep aid products, 24.5% of netizens think that melatonin has a significant sleep aid effect, 54.1% of netizens think that the effect is average, and 16.8% of netizens think that it has no effect. As for health products such as vitamins, 26.1% of netizens think the effects are significant.


Sleep aid ingredients in the U.S. market: During the 52 weeks ending November 29, 2020, the ten ingredients with the highest sales in the sleep category were melatonin, special therapy, valerian, ivy, ashwagandha, Griffonia seed extract 5-HTP, l-theanine, chamomile, vitamin C and DHEA.


5-HTP, mainly derived from the African plant Griffonia seed extract, works in the brain and central nervous system by increasing the production of the chemical serotonin, which can affect sleep, appetite, body temperature and pain perception. Since 5-HTP can increase the synthesis of 5-hydroxytryptamine, it is mainly used to relieve emotional problems such as insomnia, depression, and anxiety.


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