[caption id="attachment_927" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Cherry_Juice_Fruit_Advantage_Cherry_Juice"][/caption] Melatonin and Cherry Juice Melatonin has been getting a lot of attention lately. Maybe the fact is many people have difficult sleeping through the night or have trouble falling asleep. This may be due to a number of different factors including poor diet, alcohol, travel fatigue and stress. In fact, according to the National Sleep Foundation, over 90% of individuals living in North America had trouble getting a restful and good night’s sleep at least at some point in their lives. Melatonin is produced and secreted from the pineal gland in the brain. The amount of this compound in the blood does vary during the day. Their tends to be more during the night and less during the day time hours, thus these levels are undoubtedly connected to the daily cycles the body experiences. However, it does peak during when it is time to sleep and at minimal levels during the time we are fully awake. According to published research, melatonin levels may decrease with age, thus explaining why some older individuals have trouble sleeping at night. For this reason, many are turning to drinking a glass of cherry juice a few hours before bed to enjoy a restful night’s sleep. Just one ounce of cherry juice concentrate contains approximately 100 nano grams of Melatonin. Best of all it is a natural melatonin and not a synthetic version, thus being absorbed into the body naturally.