Tart, Sweet and Acerola Cherry Extract & Juice Powder
Prunus cerasus, Prunus avium, Malpighia glabra
Tart cherry, sweet cherry, and acerola cherry extracts and juice powders are versatile, functional ingredients for use in dietary supplements as well as food and beverage formulations. There is significant scientific research in support of the unique nutrient and phytonutrient profiles of various cherry nutraceuticals, particularly in the areas of sports recovery and inflammation, and antioxidant capacity.
- Human clinical trials of tart cherry extract have underscored its ability to reduce inflammation and boost muscle recovery after endurance exercise
- Studies show that sweet cherry counteracts oxidative stress and inflammation
- Acerola cherry is a potent source of naturally-occurring Vitamin C
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Cherry Scientific Studies
As tart cherries are known to contain several antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds, Connolly et. al. (2006) tested the efficacy of tart cherry juice in preventing the symptoms of muscle damage from exercise by administering a cherry juice blend or placebo to fourteen male college students twice a day for eight days, incorporating strength exercises on the fourth day and recording elbow strength and pain before and after exercise. A second trial was repeated two weeks later. Pain and loss of strength were significantly lower in the cherry juice trial than the placebo. Strength loss after treatment with the placebo was 22% and only 4% after treatment with cherry juice. These results suggest that tart cherry may be effective in decreasing some symptoms associated with muscle damage following exercise. Another study by Howatson et. al. (2010) evaluated tart cherry for its efficacy in helping recovery and reducing muscle damage following marathon running by measuring biomarkers of muscle damage before and after the marathon. This study showed significantly faster isometric strength recovery and reduced inflammation in participants given tart cherry juice. Total antioxidant status (TAS) was also measured and shown to increase following tart cherry consumption. This suggests that by increasing TAS and reducing inflammation, tart cherry juice may aid post-exercise muscle function recovery. In another study, Kuehl et. al. (2010) evaluated the efficacy of tart cherry in reducing post-exercise muscle pain in runners. Participants were given tart cherry juice or placebo twice each day for seven days before a race and on the day of the race and reported their pain level on a 100 mm Visual Analog Scale (VAS) at baseline, before the race, and after the race. Compared to the placebo group, participants who received tart cherry juice reported a significantly smaller increase in pain, higher willingness to use the drink in the future, and higher satisfaction with the reduction in pain, which they attributed to the drink.