Tony McKenna, the general manager for market and product development, says cows produce a sleep-promoting hormone called melatonin at night and, just as with human mothers, that hormone is expressed in milk.I wouldn't be surprised if there's a side ingredient of casomorphin in the recipe too. The drug snobbery continues, even when it's not a zero sum fight. Why can't Fonterra ever consider a joint experiment in cannabutter?
Dr McKenna says the company has identified a market for the product in Asia and Europe, with key consumers likely to be professional people, the elderly and international travellers.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Forget ketamine, aka horse tranq. There are new ways being developed to placate the growing hordes of insomniacs in the world. A milk powder featuring melatonin has been developed by Canterbury's Synlait: