Tart Cherry Juice and muscle fatigue

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A small study with limited testing parameters, but food for thought. Plus, the thing was sponsored by 'Cherrypharm.'


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Greg (not verified)

i remember seeing a report on this on FOX. They interviewed a doctor who said that this drink contains no fat or protein or sugar, which is what your body wants in a recovery drink.

I'm no doctor, just parroting what he said. But the study was sponsored by the beverage maker, i wouldn't trust it. Besides, isnt chocolate milk tastier than cherry juice? who the hell wants more tartness in their mouth and stomch after a 100 mile ride?

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Claudette (not verified)
Natural anti-inflammatory

Ingredients in tart cherries, pomegranate, etc. are natural anti-inflammatory agents. Perhaps the cherry juice has a higher concentration of these things than other drinks.

I am sure Cherrypharm wants to compete with the Pom juice market? The study seems sound and is published in a reputable journal, so I would trust it, save for the small sample size and only one locale of muscle testing.

And heck, if it works, do it.

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bill vojtech (not verified)

"Wall Street Journal had a piece about it today. There is sugar in the juice. To get the ""dose"" you need, you also get around 250 cal in sugar.

It seems like most fruits, (grapes, cherries, pomegranites, blueberries, etc), have some sort of anti oxidant, anti inflamation properties that are supposed to be our salvation.

If it tastes good, eat it."

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bill (not verified)

i've heard people drink that cherry juice for gout. A quick google brought up tons of links.

They even sell cherry juice in concetrated capsules.

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Claudette (not verified)

Sulfur and sulfur compounds are natural anti-inflammatory agents. Red wine, cherries, pomegranate, blueberries, grapes and other fruits which contain sulfur compounds have long been used to combat inflammation.

Gout is caused by buildup of urate crystals because of a failure of processing or an overload. The crystals themselves are not dangerous, but our immune system attacks them and creates a reaction in the joint(s) involved. Anti-inflammatory agents can help with the symptoms, but treatment targeted towards reduction of urate levels is the only way to prevent more attacks.


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