Drinking Cheribundi puts you in good company. Did you know that 175 professional sports teams and collegiate athletic programs drink Cheribundi to help the athletes recover quicker. The seasons are long, workouts are intense, competition is fierce, and muscles need to recover faster to get back out there and do it all over again. Food scientists determined that there are more than 30 phytonutrients in tart cherries that have both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. That's a delicious dose of natural protection in a little red fruit.
"There's a particular type of antioxidant in tart cherries called anthocyanins and these are very potent phytonutrients that fight inflammation and block the enzymes that cause inflammation," explained Malachy McHugh, Ph.D. As the Director of Research at the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma (NISMAT) at Lennox Hill Hospital in New York, McHugh has published several papers on the positive effects of tart cherries for post-workout muscle recovery. He sees the potential for pre-covery, such as drinking Cheribundi for three or four days prior to beginning a new workout regimen, loading the body with inflammation-fighting nutrients. Then continuing to include Cheribundi for daily recovery.
The scientific studies that support the health benefits of drinking tart cherry juice daily keep coming. Last summer a research team in the UK reported findings of a study conducted on soccer players, showing reduced levels of inflammation markers and muscle soreness. Researchers concluded that "the research builds on existing studies suggesting (tart cherry juice) may benefit athletes involved in high-intensity strength training, cycling, and metabolic exercise." Runner’s World and Triathlete Magazine both recently highlighted the product benefits for fitness buffs with Triathlete stating that tart cherries were aiming for the superfood throne.
Dr. McHugh seems to agree when he mentions. "For a professional athlete, adding tart cherry juice to their diet provides significant acceleration to their recovery and lets them tolerate long seasons a lot better."
Treat your body right and do the one thing that's proven to support muscle recovery after your workouts – drinking Cheribundi, once a day, every day.