The importance of sleep in people’s health and wellbeing is undeniable, with some studies suggesting that sleep deficiency could cause health complications such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart-related problems, and obesity.1 Based on the National Institute of Mental Health and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention report, the lack of sleep could constitute a risk factor for suicidal thoughts.2 

According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, approximately 50 to 70 million Americans are dealing with sleep disorders, and 1 in 3 do not regularly get the recommended amount of uninterrupted sleep they need to protect their health.3 On top of that, a recent study in the UK from the University of Southampton showed that the number of people suffering from sleep problems rose from 16% to 25% during the Covid-19 pandemic.4

The effects of Roman Chamomile extract on sleep quality

Chamomile is widely used throughout the world as it is one of the most known and primitive medicinal herbs that possess strong antioxidant, immune health and calming properties. Based on clinical studies, it is recommended for many ailments including fever, ulcers, muscle spasms, skin irritations, gastrointestinal disorders and insomnia.5

Roman Chamomile, formally known as Chamaemelum nobile (syn. Anthemis nobilis) is one of the oldest known medicinal herbs that possess strong antioxidant, immune health and calming properties. It has been used traditionally to naturally promote restful sleep, respiratory and gastrointestinal health.6 Although it is often confused with the more well-known German Chamomile (M. camomilla), Roman Chamomiles therapeutic effects were stated to be better than those of German. Roman Chamomile has an exceptional safety profile and is a great source of flavonoids and azulene compounds, which have been reported for their immune health activities.7

Considering the beneficial effects of Chamomile on human health, more and more studies investigate its efficacy in anxiety and sleep quality. In 2017, a clinical study investigated the effects of Chamomile extract on sleep quality among elderly people, showed that the use of chamomile extract can significantly improve sleep quality. The participants reported a significant improvement in their sleep quality after four weeks of twice-daily intake of Chamomile extract capsules.8 

The Unique Solution with Sibelius™: Chamomile

Taking into consideration the multiple benefits of Chamomile, Sibelius has developed Sibelius™: Chamomile, which is a branded, scientifically evidenced, high-quality Roman Chamomile extract specially designed to support restful sleep naturally. 

Sibelius used their patented technology Chronoscreen™ to identify the beneficial effects of their proprietary Roman Chamomile. Chronoscreen™, measures the effect natural ingredients have on the life span extension of whole organisms exposed to a treatment. This testing method identifies and confirms the evidence of a botanical’s potential health benefits, from which they can determine the pathways essential for the ingredient’s activity.

A market study on Sibelius™: Chamomile-liquid tincture among people aged 26-62 years old has shown the beneficial effects of Chamomile extract on sleep quality and duration. Participants were asked to take up to 1.2ml per night suspended in a small amount of water for four weeks. All the participants reported an improvement in sleep quality and duration, and a reduction in the number of times waking up throughout the night.9

At Sibelius, we work closely with our customers to create market-leading products using the best ingredients from the best source.  Our research and quality testing provide our customers with the confidence to make marketing changing products.

Our Sibelius™: Chamomile can be incorporated into a wide range of formats, contact us today to see how our clinically studied ingredients can drive sales.

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References:

  1. Lichtenstein, G. R. The Importance of Sleep. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2015; 11(12): 790.
  2. Liu, R. T. et al. Sleep and Suicide: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Longitudinal Studies. Clinical Psychology Review. 2020; 81:101895.
  3. National Heart Lung, and Blood Institute Sleep Health. 2021.
  4. Sleep Foundation. How Much Sleep Do We Really Need? 2021
  5. Srivastava, J. K., Shankar, E. and Gupta, S. Chamomile: A herbal medicine of the past with bright future. 2011.
  6. Hieu, T. H et al. Therapeutic efficacy and safety of chamomile for state anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, insomnia, and sleep quality: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials and quasi-randomized trials. 2019.
  7. Sándor Z et al., Evidence Supports Tradition: The in Vitro Effects of Roman Chamomile on Smooth Muscles, Frontiers in Pharmacology. 2018; 9: 323.
  8. University of Southampton. Women with young children, key workers and BAME groups losing sleep during coronavirus pandemic. 2020 
  9. Sleep Study: Consumer Based Assessments Using Novel Sibelius: Chamomile Liquid Formulation. (Independent study conducted by Fenix Innovation Group Australia on behalf of Sibelius Natural Products, 2019)

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