While consumer purchases of functional health products are most strongly influenced by the presence of long-term benefits, functional benefits addressing busy, stressful lifestyles follow very closely behind. Consumers' functional product purchasing choices are influenced by products that combat the health concerns that accompany longer hours at the office and less time for family or relaxation. As interest in functional products with energy boosting, stress-reduction, or sleep improvement properties grow, mass-market players need to be increasingly aware of functional products that can answer these consumer needs.

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Source: Datamonitor, "Functional Food, Beverages and Supplements - Inside-Out Health and Beauty"