|"The SLEEP helped enable me to re-establish my natural sleeping pattern and dissipated my nighttime issues." - MC|
SLEEP is 100% pure Montmorency Tart Cherry with no other juices, additives, or flavorings and less than 1/10th of a gram of sugar per tablet. SLEEP is derived from natural, pure, Montmorency Tart cherries (technically known as Prunus Cerasus), one of the few natural sources of melatonin, the hormone responsible for the regulation of sleep.
The body typically secretes between 5-25 micrograms (mcg) of melatonin nightly – and 2 milligrams (mgs) of melatonin is 80 times more than what the body needs.
A study published in the American Journal of Therapeutics found Montmorency Tart Cherries extended sleep time by 84 minutes. The participants were 50 and older and suffered from insomnia.
Montmorency Tart Cherries contain melatonin in slightly higher levels than what is found in human blood, and unlike synthetic melatonin, Montmorency Tart Cherries will not interact with medications including Sleeping Pills, Benzodiazepines or Antidepressants. Studies suggest that melatonin may help protect the vascular system, lower inflammation and reduce ischemia and reperfusion injury associated with surgery. Research also suggests that tart cherries many ease the pain of arthritis and gout.
These miraculous cherries are also high in minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and plant compounds that are proven to boost the immune system.
Montmorency Tart Cherries Health Benefits:
Montmorency Tart Cherries benefit and improve multiple areas: Sleep, Inflammation and Muscle Recovery. These powerful cherries have been used for pain relief and a study published in the Journal of Functional Medicine was the first to report consumption of Montmorency Tart Cherries caused changes in uric acid metabolism which can have an impact on joint pain.
Research also suggests that Montmorency Tart Cherries may reduce inflammation and ease the pain of gout and arthritis. Additional studies suggest tart cherries may help to protect against heart disease, assist with diabetes management and act as a neuroprotector (preserve neuronal structure of the brain and nervous system).
Studies on mice have shown that Tart Cherries may reduce the risk of colon cancer by turning off the genes involved in cancer growth.
Along with the natural melatonin content, Montmorency Tart Cherries are rich in anthocyanins, a class of antioxidant phytochemical, that are considered disease-fighting compounds. Mary Ann Lila, the author of “anthocyanins and Human Health: An In vitro Investigative Approach” published in 2004 in the Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology stated that “The role of anthocyanin pigments as medicinal agents have been well-accepted dogma in folk medicine throughout stated that “The role of anthocyanin pigments as medicinal agents have been well-accepted dogma in folk medicine throughout the world, and, in fact, these pigments are linked to an amazing broad-based range of health benefits.”
SLEEP tart cherry tablets are made with 100% natural Montmorency tart cherries. Our unique processing process means no refrigeration is necessary, making it ideal for travel.
Montmorency tart cherries are one of the few natural sources of melatonin, which is responsible for the regulation of sleep. Only the Montmorency variety contains melatonin that is slightly more than is normally found in human blood and unlike synthetic melatonin will not interact with medications. Too much melatonin not only disturbs sleep but also causes headaches, nausea, dizziness or irritability. Synthetic melatonin can be hundreds of times more than what the body needs to sleep. Natural melatonin found in Tart Cherries is unique in its profile and is free of undersirable side effects or interaction concerns.
Role of Melatonin
Melatonin not only assists with sleep but also is a powerful antioxidant more potent that vitamins C, E, and A, because it is soluble both in fat and water. Montmorency cherries are a rich source of powerful antioxidants, including anthocyanins, kaempferol, and melatonin. Tart cherries are unique among fruits and vegetables due to their broad antioxidant makeup.
Melatonin is a natural hormone produced in the pineal gland (pea sized) located at the base of the brain. Melatonin is not only an antioxidant that assists in the destruction of free radicals, but it also influences the sleep process and circadian rhythms.
The University of Texas Health Science Center has been quantifying the availability and activity of melatonin in cherries. Dr. Russel Reiter has been studying melatonin for 30 years and headed up the research team. "Tart cherries, specifically the Montmorency variety, contain an extremely significant quantity of melatonin, enough to produce positive results in the body," states Dr. Reiter.
Brunswick Labs (Wareham, MA) discovered that tart cherries contain a class of compounds called SOD (super oxide dismutase), that act as super scavengers of dangerous free radicals within the body. The human body requires SOD yet few food items produce this necessary compound.
Each tablet of Sleep is made with 600mg of Montmorency Tart Cherry.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure disease or illness.
*Always consult with your healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking or stopping any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have any health problem.