Montmorency Tart Cherry Capsules
Item #: 3351
Size: 60 Vegetable Capsules
Montmorency Tart Cherry
Researchers continue to explore the benefits of "superfruits," a unique group of nutrient-rich fruits that contain natural compounds shown to have potential disease-fighting properties. Few fruits fall into this category and emerging science shows tart cherries (technically known as Prunus cerasus) are among them. Tart cherries are rich in antioxidants and contain potent phytonutrients including anthocyanins - plant pigments that have been linked to a variety of health benefits - and melatonin.
Tart cherries are one of the few known food sources of melatonin, a potent antioxidant that helps improve the body's circadian rhythms and natural sleep patterns (Burkhardt 2001). Specifically, Montmorency Cherries may contain as much as 6x the amount of Melatonin of a regular cherry. A study conducted by Dr. Russel Reiter and Colleagues at the University of Texas Health Science Center found that tart cherries contain substantial amounts of melatonin.... Produced naturally by the body's pineal gland at the apex of the brain, melatonin has been shown to do much more than regulate our sleep-wake cycle. Studies suggest that melatonin may help protect the vascular system, lessen inflammation and reduce ischemia and reperfusion injury associated with surgery. (Tan 2000, 2003 Cuzzocrea 2001, Lissoni 1997, Reiter 2001, 2000).
Research also suggests tart cherries may reduce inflammation and ease the pain of arthritis and gout. Emerging studies suggest cherries may offer protection against heart disease, aid in Diabetes management and act as a neuroprotector. Experience this cherry's many disease fighting benefits.
These capsules contain 100% Montmorency cherries, with no fillers or additives. The whole cherry, including the skin and the pulp, are freeze-dried and encapsulated in an all-vegetarian capsule. Each capsules contains 435 mg of whole tart cherry powder.
Suggested Use: Take 1 to 2 capsules daily.
Warning: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or breast feeding, ask a doctor before using product
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Cuzzocrea S, Reiter RJ. Pharmacological action of melatonin in shock, inflammation and ischemia/reperfusion injury. European Journal of Pharmacology. 2001;426:1-10.
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