Last Updated: 10/1/2009 9:22 AM
The Day formula of RelaxZen is, like the Night formula, a “mellow berry” flavored shot that is sweetened with sucralose and ace-k. The resulting mixture is zero calorie, but has a nice amount of sweetness to it and a flavor that’s actually quite pleasant (can’t say that about all shots that are on the market today). Functionally, this product is, as the name states, designed to reduce stress and balance mood. They accomplish that through the use of acai extract, GABA, passionflower extract, L-theanine, and B vitamins. Compared to the Night formula, which uses sleep agents in melatonin and valerian root, the function might be harder to feel in this variety. But then again, this variety is less likely to be misused by people who aren’t looking to go to sleep after consumption. On the packaging front, they’ve done a nice job of creating something that’s visually appealing and unique, using a tallish 2.5 oz. bottle that has a wider opening than those using the “classic” shot bottle. That, paired with the product’s easy to decipher name and its clean front panel, makes this a product that has the merits to compete in the relaxation space.