Cherries Zzzzzzzzzz

I recently saw a commercial on television the other day about a popular over the counter product that helps you sleep better. I was surprised to see their commercial because I haven’t seen or heard from this company in about 20 years. So I started thinking, what is in this product that helps you sleep better? As I was looking, something very alarming was brought to my attention; its side effects! Notice this list of COMMON side effects:

Constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth, nose, or throat; excitability; headache; loss of appetite; nausea; nervousness or anxiety; trouble sleeping; upset stomach; vomiting; weakness.

If you thought these were bad, look at this list of EXTREME side effects:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); dark urine or pale stools; difficulty urinating or inability to urinate; fast or irregular heartbeat; hallucinations; seizures; severe dizziness, lightheadedness, or headache; stomach pain; tremor; trouble sleeping; unusual fatigue; vision changes; yellowing of the skin or eyes; hypersensitivity; gastrointestinal issues; cardiovascular issues; ocular issues; genitourinary; and hematologic.

Why would anybody be interested in taking a product that has the potential of causing these issues? Are there any natural supplements available that can help you sleep better?

There are…cherries! Not just any Tart Montmorency cherry. Why this type of cherry? Notice the NATURAL benefits:

Tart Montmorency cherries are one of the world’s finest sources of melatonin, which is a natural hormone that helps to trigger and regulate sleep.

Tart cherries have as much antioxidant capacity as red grapes, oranges, plums, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and blueberries; combined!

Tart cherries contain a considerable variety of important nutrients including vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin B6, thiamine, phosphorus, iron, calcium and potassium, all essential to support health and well-being.