Potent antioxidants called anthocyanins give tart cherries their deep, dark color and provide numerous health benefits. They encourage faster recovery of isometric strength and muscle function after exercise, which means faster relief from the minor discomfort and stiffness that can follow muscle exertion. Add Tart Cherry with CherryPURE® to your post-workout regimen today!
Benefits at a Glance:
- Packed with powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins
- Supports muscle recovery after exercise1,2
- Faster relief from stiffness and discomfort post-exertion2
- Also promotes heart and brain cell health3,4
More facts about Tart Cherry with CherryPURE®
Anthocyanin molecules give blueberries, raspberries, bilberries, and cherries their dark pigmentation. Anthocyanins are potent compounds with a wide range of health–promoting properties,3,5,6 especially for your muscles. And tart cherries have a very high anthocyanin content.
Improving exercise performance
Anthocyanins support exercise performance by promoting healthy blood flow and vascular function,7 supporting metabolic pathways, and inhibiting peripheral muscle fatigue.8 In a double-blind clinical trial, measurements which represent your body’s ability to use oxygen during physical performance significantly increased in athletes who took 100 mg of anthocyanin daily for 6 weeks compared to placebo.9
Post-exercise muscle recovery in clinical studies
In a randomized, controlled trial, consuming tart cherry juice twice daily over seven days provided substantial relief in muscle discomfort after a strenuous long-distance running event compared to placebo.2
In another randomized, placebo-controlled study, the exercise-induced loss of strength following a workout was 22% with the placebo compared to only 4% with tart cherry juice.1
Recovery for marathon runners
Marathon runners given tart cherry juice for five days before a race, on race day, and for two days after a race experienced significantly faster recovery of isometric strength and muscle function compared to a placebo group.10
Whether you’re a marathon runner or just exercising to stay in shape, Tart Cherry with CherryPURE® is an excellent addition to your post-workout regimen.