Hiactives tart cherry capsule is a dietary supplement introduced by siddhidatri multi , an iso 9001:2008 certified company, in partnership with hawaiian herbals, hawaii usa. It is 100% natural product and without any side effects. It is halal and kosher certified product and has been produced under international gmp regulations. Tart cherries are loaded with important phytonutrients like antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents which can offer protection against a host of other conditions.the natural anthocyanins and flavonoids found in cherries can provide powerful antioxidant protection for the healthy cardiovascular system, ensure proper nerve function and offer anti-cancer properties. By strengthening vital collagen structures in connective tissues and helping to metabolize uric acid, it can also support joint health as well. Health benefits: anti-oxidant protection: according to a research study published in august of 2009 by the 'journal of nutrition' oxidative damage may lead to an increased rate of death and disease in the elderly in response to infections, and diseases such as atherosclerosis, cancer, diabetes, and alzheimer's disease. The study found that tart cherry can provide older adults greater protection against the development of heart disease, cancer and age-related cognitive decline. Cancer protection: carcinogens, harmful substances in air, water and food, may damage the body's cells, triggering changes that may lead to cancer. Tart cherry is loaded with three disease-fighting chemicals include perillyl alcohol, limonene and ellagic acid that may be beneficial for halting cell transformation (that often leads to cancer). They are particularly protective against cancers of the breast, lung, liver and skin. Lower cholesterol: tart cherry juice contains one of the most powerful antioxidants quercetin. Among other functions, quercetin prevents oxidative damage caused by free radicals from damaging low-density lipoprotein (ldl or 'bad' cholesterol), according to a study published in 'european review for medical and pharmacological science' in 2013. Quercetin is also an anti-inflammatory agent, which is beneficial for alleviating asthma symptoms and other respiratory conditions. Protection against muscle damage: scientific studies have found that tart cherry can help in preventing the symptoms of exercise-induced muscle damage. It may also offer relief from gout. It may alleviate the pain because of its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Insomnia: tart cherries are a good natural source of melatonin, the brain hormone that regulates sleep patterns. Researchers concluded that tart cherry juice may be beneficial for improving sleep quality and managing sleep disorders. Joint pain and inflammation: recent scientific studies have found that found that tart cherry anthocyanins may reduce joint pain and inflammation. Blood sugar regulation: metabolic benefits of tart cherry may include improved insulin, blood sugar and cholesterol levels, according to the national college of natural medicine. Researchers conclude that tart cherries can decrease the risk for type 2 diabetes and heart diseases. Directions for use: take one capsule twice daily on an empty stomach or at least half an hour before morning and evening meal. For better result, continue to use for 6-12 months.