Immunotec® Tart Montmorency Cherry Concentrate –is a concentrate of the Montmorency cherry, one of the world’s finest sources of melatonin, the same chemical that your brain makes to help you sleep. These cherries are also one of the richest known sources of a class of antioxidants (anthocyanins).* Immunotec Tart Montmorency Cherry Concentrate makes it easy for you to enjoy the health benefits of this extraordinary fruit every day all year long. It is 100% natural with no preservatives, additives, color or sweeteners.
As a recent Newsweek article said “The day when doctors say—“Take 10 cherries and call me in the morning”— may not be far off.” The discovery of the health benefits of tart cherries is part of a larger awareness of the role that foods play in offering specific health benefits. Let’s look at some of the more interesting findings!
The problem of not being able to sleep well at night is a burden shared by millions of North Americans. It is estimated that 1/3 of our adult population—about 70 million—has trouble in getting a consistent full night’s sleep at some point in their lives, with nearly one out of five adults considering their sleep problem to be serious.
We’re more prone to sleep disorders as we age, with the elderly especially experiencing a decrease in total sleep time with more frequent awakening during the night.
Because of this, drug companies are constantly developing drugs for this ever-growing market. But not everyone wants to put these often harmful drugs in their bodies. Have you ever listened to a sleep aid commercial? It invariably ends with a long list of possible side effects that you risk in order to get your sleep. When it comes to sleep drugs, it seems the cure could be worse than the illness.
The most exciting area of research into tart cherries over the last couple of years has been the work done by Dr. Russel Reiter, the dean of melatonin research. Dr. Reiter has been painstakingly unlocking the secrets of melatonin for over 30 years. Melatonin is a hormone secreted from the pineal gland; its concentration in the blood varies throughout the day, peaking at night-time, triggering sleepiness. Melatonin levels seem to decrease with age, which may explain why, as we age, we have more problems sleeping.
Research at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio has shown that tart Montmorency cherries contain significant quantities of melatonin. According to Dr. Russel J. Reiter, “Tart cherries, specifically the Montmorency variety, contain an extremely significant quantity of melatonin, enough to produce positive results in the body.”1
Montmorency cherries, bursting with delicious flavor are apparently bursting with the benefits of melatonin as well! Take full advantage of this natural solution to sleeping difficulties.
What are the benefits of melatonin for you?
- Helps to reduce the time it takes to fall asleep
- Helps to relieve the daytime fatigue associated with jet lag
- Helps to improve your total sleep time when your sleep is restricted or your sleep schedule is altered
There are many benefits gained from eating fruits and vegetables, but one that much research has focused on is the ability of these foods to provide us with antioxidants. Although our body produces the “master antioxidant” glutathione, we also need antioxidants from our foodstuffs for optimal health. Good news here, the antioxidant power of tart cherries is head and shoulders above the vast majority of the fruits you’ll find at the marketplace!
Antioxidant Capacity of Selected Fruits†
ORAC Units/100 grams
Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) Units per 100 grams
If you have occasional or regular challenges with restful sleep, Immunotec Tart Montmorency Cherry Concentrate can be a great addition to your health routine. This product can also help to relieve the daytime fatigue of jetlag from travel, or of working late nights or shifts.
Additionally, people who just want the benefits of additional high-antioxidant fruits in their diet should consider Immunotec Tart Montmorency Cherry Concentrate. The antioxidants in tart Montmorency cherries are supportive of good health.
Immunotec Tart Montmorency Cherry Concentrate is 100% pure with:
- No preservatives
- No additives
- No food coloring
- No added sugar
How much do you need? While there is no set amount for tart cherries, most people benefit from consuming two tablespoons of Immunotec Tart Montmorency Cherry Concentrate daily.
Immunotec Tart Montmorency Cherry Concentrate is delicious! Follow the label directions to make yourself a cherry beverage at bedtime, flavor the water you drink while exercising, serve it on ice cream or stir it into plain yogurt. The naturally great taste of tart Montmorency cherries is sure to be a hit however you choose to enjoy it.
1J. Agric. Food Chem., 2001, 49, 4898-4902 Detection and Quantification of the Antioxidant Melatonin in Montmorency and Balaton Tart Cherries (Prunus cerasus), Susanne Burkhardt, Dun Xian Tan, Lucien C. Manchester, Rüdiger Hardeland, and Russel J. Reiter.
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* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.
* This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.