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About Somnoril™

Excessive body weight, poor metabolic wellness, and sleep deprivation are major global health problems. The relationship between these issues often creates a vicious cycle: weight gain undermines metabolic health, poor sleep can lead to weight gain, and weight gain can further exacerbate sleep problems. Breaking this cycle typically requires addressing both sleep habits and weight management.


Somnoril is a patented extract of Dichrostachys glomerata that is clinically proven to enhance restorative sleep, promote sustainable weight loss, and improve metabolic wellness. Six randomized, placebo-controlled, and peer-reviewed clinical studies demonstrate the ability of this remarkable African spice fruit to help individuals reduce body weight and lose fat, fall asleep faster, and stay asleep longer.


Recommended adult daily serving: 300 mg. Suitable for a broad range of food, beverage and supplement product formats and applications.

Six Clinical
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  • Restorative Sleep

  • Weight Loss

  • Metabolic Wellness

How Somnoril Works

Somnoril works through complementary mechanisms to promote sleep, support metabolic wellness, and restore healthy body weight and composition. 


  • Restores sensitivity to leptin and adiponectin, hormones that regulate satiety and appetite.

  • Increases insulin sensitivity to help the body convert sugar into energy instead of storing it as fat.

  • Fights free radicals to reduce oxidative stress, maintain cellular health, and inhibit LDL oxidation.

  • Maintains healthy cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

Clinical Research

Clinical research demonstrates Somnoril helps people fall asleep faster, sleep better and longer, wake easier, and increase daytime activity. Five previous clinical studies, with a total of nearly 700 subjects, show this novel ingredient also supports significant weight loss and improved metabolic function.


A recent double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted with 56 adults (median age 44) who experienced poor sleep, although not clinically diagnosed. Participants were randomized into either the Dichrostachys glomerata group (receiving 300 mg/day) or the placebo group for 60 days. Sleep outcomes were assessed using the validated self-reported Insomnia Severity Index. Objective measurements of sleep and daytime activity were gathered via Oura Rings. Study analysis was conducted at three time points: Day 0 (baseline), Day 30, and Day 60.

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Source: Medical Research Archives, European Society of Medicine. 2024.

Compelling Structure/Function Claims*

  • Fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer

  • Sleep longer, sleep better, wake easier

  • Enhance sleep quality and quantity

  • Increase restorative sleep and daytime energy

  • Supports healthy body weight & composition

  • Restores metabolic balance and wellness

  • Increases satiety/appetite control

  • Supports cardiovascular health

  • Helps maintain healthy cholesterol & blood sugar/pressure levels


Clinical Studies

Effectiveness of a Proprietary Dichrostachys glomerata Extract (DYG-400®) on Adult's Sleep Quality and Activity: A Pilot TrialMedical Research Archives. 2024.

The effects of Dyglomera® (Dichrostachys glomerata extract) on body fat percentage and body weight: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Functional Foods in Health and Disease, 2023.

The Effect of Extracts of Irvingia gabonensis (IGOB131) and Dichrostachys glomerata (Dyglomera™) on Body Weight and Lipid Parameters of Healthy Overweight Participants. Functional Foods in Health and Disease. 2015.

Anti-inflammatory, Anthropometric and Lipomodulatory Effects Dyglomera® (Aqueous Extract of Dichrostachys glomerata) in Obese Patients with Metabolic Syndrome. Functional Foods in Health and Disease. 2013.


Effectiveness of Dichrostachys glomerata Spice Phenolics in Reduction of Oxidative Stress Associated with Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes; a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial. Journal of Food Research. 2013.


Effects of Dichrostachys glomerata Spice on Cardiovascular Diseases Risk Factors in Normoglycemic and Type 2 Diabetic Obese Volunteers. Food Research International. 2011.

Preclinical/Safety-Tox Studies

Anti-Obesity Effect of Dyglomera® Is Associated with Activation of the AMPK Signaling Pathway in 3T3-L1 Adipocytes and Mice with High-Fat Diet-Induced ObesityMolecules. 2022.

Toxicologic Evaluation of Dichrostachys glomerata Extract: Subchronic Study in Rats and Genotoxicity Tests. Food and Chemical Toxicology. 2014.

Anti-amylase, Anti-lipase and Antioxidant Effects of Aqueous Extracts of Some Cameroonian Spices. Journal of Natural Products. 2010.

Antioxidant Characteristics of Dichrostachys glomerata Spice Extracts. CyTA - Journal of Food. 2010.

*This website is intended to provide scientific and educational information only. These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration nor any other regulatory agency in any country. Manufacturers should consult with their legal counsel to confirm the appropriateness of claim language in their respective region.

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