How Tart Cherries may enhance your sleep
We love the recovery benefits of tart cherry but why is it specifically in Hilo’s Sleep Recovery product? That’s easy! Studies have shown that tart cherry may be a safe and effective way to treat insomnia and increase the amount of sleep you get each night. The data reported is that subjects are able to fall asleep faster and increase sleep for an additional 84 minutes!
So, what is a tart cherry? Tart cherries are the sour varietal of the traditional commercial cherries (Rainier, Bing and Lambert) and are strains of either Montmorency or Balaton. Hilo uses Montmorency grown and cultivated in the USA. Tart cherries are especially abundant in proanthocyanidins which gives them their dark red color. Researchers believe this compound is significant in improving sleep. Not only do these proanthocyanidins have antioxidant properties, but they also help your body process tryptophan. Tryptophan, an essential amino acid popular for its claim in turkey, ultimately converts to serotonin to help regulate sleep. Tart cherry supplementation is actually inhibiting the breakdown of tryptophan so that it is more available for this critical step.
The word superfood gets thrown around a bit too much, but Montmorency makes a really great case for itself to its importance and muscle recovery as well as sleep and worth testing out in a sleep routine. Hilo Sleep Recovery surrounds this delightful fruit with melatonin and phosphatidylserine to further aid in bedtime stress reduction and getting to sleep faster.