Melatonin and sleep quality are increased following tart cherry juice consumption

Howatson, Glyn, Bell, Phillip, Tallent, Jamie, Middleton, Benita, McHugh, Malachy and Ellis, Jason (2012) Melatonin and sleep quality are increased following tart cherry juice consumption. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 44 (S2). p. 315. ISSN 0195-9131

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Abstract

Tart Montmorency cherries contain high levels of phytochemicals that include melatonin. Considering the alleged rampant use of prescription sleep medications in professional sports with a lot of travel (e.g. NHL), cherry juice might be a viable non-pharmacological alternative. We hypothesized that consumption of a tart cherry juice concentrate would provide an exogenous supply of melatonin and have a positive influence on sleep.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B400 Nutrition
C600 Sports Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Nicola King
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2013 09:02
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:37
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/14096

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