WHAT WE FOUND OUT:
Zeal has a positive impact on improving overall POMS (TMD) scores and the subsets relating to Anger and Hostility. These effects were statistically significant when comparing the results of two doses per day to placebos over a 29 day period.
2-dose Zeal improved the POMS Iceberg profile that measures subsets of POMS relating the Vigor and Vitality, with a significant within-group
increase in Vigor and Activity. These improvements were associated with significant decreases (improvements) within the 2-dose group in the POMS subdomains of Tension and Anxiety, Despondency and Dejection, Anger and Hostility, Fatigue and Inertia, Confusion and Bewilderment.
While there were significant improvements in most areas measured for both 2-dose and 1-dose Zeal, only improvements in Total Mood Disturbance and the subdomain of Anger and Hostility associated with 2-dose Zeal resulted in statistically significant changes compared to the placebo groups.
That said, the overall conclusions of the investigators were that the Zeal Drink makes a positive impact on multiple parameters of mood state in healthy individuals who are moderately stressed.