$US43 per litre milk on sale in Japan

Sunday, September 30 2007 @ 02:06 PM EDT

Contributed by: Billy

Stressed out? Live in Tokyo? Well do we have the milk for you! This milk apparently contains up to 4 times the amount of melatonin than normal milk. It's meant to relax and reduce stress. Want a cheaper alternative? Try Kahlua in your breakfast milk instead!

From: http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22491914-401,00.html

A JAPANESE dairy company has produced a super-premium milk for stressed-out adults - at the price of $US43 ($49) for less than a litre. Tokyo-based Nakazawa Foods said it would launch the Adult Milk line of products in October targeting "adults who live in a stressful society".

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The price of ¥5000 a bottle is nearly 30 times as expensive as ordinary milk even in Tokyo, which is famous for its high prices.

The milk is taken from cows once a week at the break of dawn as they discharge a lot of a stress-relieving hormone called melatonin during the night, the company said.

The milk is bottled within six hours of milking at a farm north of Tokyo.

It is said to contain three to four times as much melatonin as usual milk.

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