Montmorency Tart Cherry – The Superfood Packed with Antioxidants and Many More!


Alpha-Wellness Montmorency Tart Cherry is a cherry extract powder produced from non-GMO tart cherry (Prunus cerasus) skins. Our product is uniquely processed with Good Agriculture and Manufacturing Practices from the orchard to a finished freeze-dried powder capsule. Montmorency Tart Cherry contains no additional additive and it is free from allergens.

Montmorency Tart Cherry has excellent antioxidant capacity. Research has shown that cherries are the riches source of anthocyanin compared to other berries. Montmorency tart cherry was clinically tested in Michigan State University to contain the highest concentration of Anthocyanin 1 and 2 which contribute to the pain relief and anti-inflammation properties of the fruit. Besides, the superfood is also rich source of Vitamin A, C, B6 and fibre.cherry-chart1


Fun Fact: Do you know that it takes 1,000 cherries to produce 0.45kg of Montmorency Tart Cherry powder?

  • Helps maintain healthy joint function
  • Eases inflammation-related joint pain
  • Relieves post-exercise muscle soreness
  • Lowers blood uric acid level, reducing risk of gout
  • Supports healthy inflammatory response
  • Regulates sleep cycle
  • Supports healthy cardiovascular system

There have been more than 65 peer-reviewed studies linking Montmorency tart cherries to a variety of health benefits. The advantages of consuming tart cherries have also been highlighted by various media including sports magazines and health websites.

  1. Anti-oxidation & Anti-Inflammatory

a. Healthy adults showed increased levels of five different anthocyanins and increased antioxidant activity for up to 12 hours after eating Montmorency tart cherries. (No. of subjects: 12)

(Uhley, Virginia Ellen, et al. “Pharmacokinetic study of the absorption and metabolism of Montmorency tart cherry anthocyanins in human subjects.” The FASEB Journal 23.1 Supplement (2009): 565-4.)

b. Healthy older volunteers who consumed 240ml of tart cherry juice (50 tart cherries) or twice daily for 14 days observed significant reduction in acute oxidative damage. (No. of subjects: 6 male, 6 females)

(Traustadóttir, Tinna, et al. “Tart cherry juice decreases oxidative stress in healthy older men and women.” The Journal of nutrition 139.10 (2009): 1896-1900.)

  1. Post-Exercise Muscle Pain and Inflammation Management

a. Ten days supplementation of Montmorency Tart Cherries (480 mg/d) surrounding a single bout of resistance exercise, appears to be an effective dietary supplement to lower muscle soreness perception, reduce markers of muscle damage response and physiological stress in resistance trained human subjects. (No. of subjects: 23 male)

(Levers, Kyle, et al. “Effects of powdered Montmorency tart cherry supplementation on an acute bout of intense lower body strength exercise in resistance trained males.” Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 12.1 (2015): 41.)

b. Tart cherry juice can provide a viable means to aid recovery following marathon running by increasing total antioxidative capacity, reducing inflammation, lipid peroxidation and so aiding in the recovery of muscle function. (No. of subjects: 13 male, 7 female)

(Howatson, Glyn, et al. “Influence of tart cherry juice on indices of recovery following marathon running.” Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports 20.6 (2010): 843-852.)

  1. Reduction in Blood Uric Acid Level

Healthy women who consumed two servings (280 g) of cherries after an overnight fast observed significant decrease in plasma urate (14%) and increase in excreted urinary uric acid (28.7%). This result supports the anti-gout reputation of cherries. The trend toward decreased plasma concentrations of the inflammatory markers, C-reactive protein (CRP) and nitrous oxide (NO) adds to the in vitro evidence that compounds in cherries may inhibit inflammatory pathways. (No. of subjects: 10 females)

(Jacob, Robert A., et al. “Consumption of cherries lowers plasma urate in healthy women.” The Journal of nutrition 133.6 (2003): 1826-1829.)

  1. Sleep Cycle Regulation

A study conducted by University of Texas Health Science Centre found that Montmorency tart cherries contains substantial amount of melatonin at levels higher than normally found in human blood. One gram of Montmorency Tart Cherry powder contains NLT 25 μg of melatonin. Increased melatonin levels in blood helps improve the body’s natural sleep patterns. Melatonin works best when consumed one hour before desired sleep time.

(Burkhardt, Susanne, et al. “Detection and quantification of the antioxidant melatonin in Montmorency and Balaton tart cherries (Prunus cerasus).” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 49.10 (2001): 4898-4902.)

  1. Healthy Cardiovascular System

Cherry enriched diets in rats lowered multiple risk factors for heart disease by reducing total blood cholesterol and triglycerides levels, as well as slightly raising high-density lipoproteins (HDL).

(Seymour, E. M., et al. “Tart cherry-enriched diets reduce metabolic syndrome in rats.” Journal of Nutrition (2007).)

Maximize the inherent benefits of Tart Montmorency Cherries
Montmorency cherries are one of the riches sources of anthocyanins.