In this article about the best muscle-recovery beverages, tart cherry juice and Cheribundi are praised for their ability to reduce post-workout soreness.
Cherry juice contains powerful antioxidants with proven anti-inflammatory properties, helping to neutralize workout damage. Most of the evidence is based on tart (unsweetened) cherry juice. One study found that distance runners who drank tart cherry juice twice daily for seven days had less muscle soreness and inflammation. Another found subjects who took a tart cherry powder for 10 days pre-workout had lower levels of creatinine (a marker of damage) for 48 hours after they lifted.
Curb exercise-induced soreness by gulping down these proven recovery beverages.