I don’t know about you but I find it very difficult to switch off at night. I’m a professional worrier and an over-thinker, and the word “relax” is not one in my vocabulary. So I was looking forward to giving ZenBev a whirl.
ZenBev comes in two flavours: chocolate and lemon. I was sent both to try. I definitely preferred the chocolate flavour over the lemon, although I would say it was predominantly a malty flavour rather than a chocolatey one. It wasn’t unpleasant though and reminded me of Horlicks.
How does it work?
The ZenBev formula was developed by Dr Craig Hudson to aid patients sleep. The formula is made from tryptophan, a natural source that is derived from pumpkin seeds. In a nutshell, tryptophan metabolises into serotonin, and at night (or in a night time environment), turns into melatonin which allows us to fall asleep naturally.
Does it work?
Yes. It really does. Almost too well. I would not recommend this for anyone with a child that is likely to wake up during the night – you feel like you’re at sea, which is not a nice feeling at 2am!
How do you use it?
The ZenBev website has lots of recipes, but I’ve been mixing with hot or cold milk and drinking 30 minutes before bedtime. The packaging is slightly misleading; it suggested making the lemon formula into a smoothie with frozen yoghurt. I found myself questioning whether this was a night drink or whether one could use it for stress relief during the day, as a frozen yoghurt smoothie is not really something you’d drinking before going to bed.
To clarify, it is only a night time beverage (or a drink for when you want to go to sleep).
Overall, I enjoyed ZenBev. As I’ve said above, it really does work. It’s an all-natural formula, which is great, and it is reasonably tasty! However, it’s definitely not a practical product when you’re a parent, and at £29.99 for a 250ml tub, I won’t be rushing out to buy it.