The relatively unknown tart cherry is very rich in proanthocyanins, anthocyanins and phenolic acids and contains a high amount of powerful bioactive substances. Many athletes recognize the recovery function of tart cherry: quicker recovery, less muscle strain, less inflammatory reactions after training. These effects also make the tart cherry extremely suitable for the elderly. The sleep enhanced effect is much less known and although tart cherry contains (very) low levels of melatonin and tryptophan, the sleep-improving effect seems to be particularly related to procyanidin B2. The great thing is that this active substance is identified separately in the BerryShield™ Tart Cherry which really sets it apart from the competition. The BerryShield™ technology protects the cherry against degradation and ensures excellent taste and colour. Ask a sample to try for yourself.