Effect of tart cherry juice (Prunus cerasus) on melatonin levels and enhanced sleep quality.

@article{Howatson2012EffectOT,
  title={Effect of tart cherry juice (Prunus cerasus) on melatonin levels and enhanced sleep quality.},
  author={Glyn Howatson and Phillip G. Bell and Jamie Tallent and Benita Middleton and Malachy Mchugh and Jason G Ellis},
  journal={European journal of nutrition},
  year={2012},
  volume={51 8},
  pages={
          909-16
        }
}
BACKGROUND Tart Montmorency cherries have been reported to contain high levels of phytochemicals including melatonin, a molecule critical in regulating the sleep-wake cycle in humans. PURPOSE The aim of our investigation was to ascertain whether ingestion of a tart cherry juice concentrate would increase the urinary melatonin levels in healthy adults and improve sleep quality. METHODS In a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover design, 20 volunteers consumed either a… CONTINUE READING
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