Faster recovery and less soreness

Studies show that drinking Montmorency cherry juice significantly speeds recovery and reduces muscle soreness after hard exercise.

Montmorency cherries contain high levels of anthocyanins – natural compounds with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. These compounds help reduce inflammation and deactivate harmful free radicals produced in abundance during exercise. The result, as demonstrated by a number of research studies, is quicker muscle recovery and less soreness.

Faster recovery and less soreness can enable more frequent training sessions leading to improvements in performance.


CherryActive is the leading brand of Montmorency cherry juice. It is highly concentrated, contains no added preservatives or other such additives and is made avoiding excessive heat to help protect its beneficial nutrients. It has been a little-known secret of top rugby, football, tennis, cycling and other elite sports players for over a decade.

CherryActive is available in bottles, sachets and capsule formats.


Cost effective way to take CherryActive every day. Keep in fridge and measure out your daily 30ml with our dispenser pump, sports bottle or branded glass. Dilute with water or add to recovery shakes, natural yoghurt and smoothies etc.


Convenient packs containing recommended 30ml serving – great for on the go and travelling – include a sachet in training/gym bag to take straight after exercise. 30ml sachets can also be taken onto aircraft. Also, the sachets are part of the Informed Sport programme (ideal for tested, professional athlete customers). Dilute with water or add to recovery shake etc.


Made from the skins of the Montmorency cherry. Very low in carbs/calories – ideal for convenience and for calorie/carb conscious athletes (eg if cutting weight to meet competition regulations). Take two capsules after training. Recommended use CherryActive products for recovery: Take 30ml of CherryActive Concentrate (2 capsules) within 30 minutes post training or competition. Dilute with water (250-500ml) or add to recovery shakes, natural yoghurt and smoothies.


Montmorency cherry juice reduces muscle damage caused by intensive strength exercise.

Montmorency cherries contain high levels of polyphenolic compounds including flavonoids and anthocyanins possessing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.

August 2011

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Recovery facilitation with Montmorency cherries following high-intensity, metabolically challenging exercise.

The impact of Montmorency tart cherry (Prunus cerasus L.) concentrate (MC) on physiological indices and functional performance was examined following a bout of high-intensity stochastic cycling.

April 2015

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Influence of tart cherry juice on indices of recovery following marathon running.

This investigation determined the efficacy of a tart cherry juice in aiding recovery and reducing muscle damage, inflammation and oxidative stress.

December 2010

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Efficacy of tart cherry juice in reducing muscle pain during running: a randomized controlled trial.

Long distance running causes acute muscle damage resulting in inflammation and decreased force production. Endurance athletes use NSAIDs during competition to prevent or reduce pain, which carries the risk of adverse effects.

May 2010

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Efficacy of a tart cherry juice blend in preventing the symptoms of muscle damage.

This was a randomised, placebo controlled, crossover design. Fourteen male college students drank 12 fl oz of a cherry juice blend or a placebo twice a day for eight consecutive days.

August 2006

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Montmorency cherries reduce the oxidative stress and inflammatory responses to repeated days high-intensity stochastic cycling.

This investigation examined the impact of Montmorency tart cherry concentrate (MC) on physiological indices of oxidative stress, inflammation and muscle damage across 3 days simulated road cycle racing.

February 2014

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The Effects of Montmorency Tart Cherry Concentrate Supplementation on Recovery Following Prolonged, Intermittent Exercise.

This study investigated Montmorency tart cherry concentrate (MC) supplementation on markers of recovery following prolonged, intermittent sprint activity.

July 2016

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Montmorency tart cherry (Prunus cerasus L.) supplementation accelerates recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage in females.

Tart Montmorency cherry concentrate (MC) has been reported to attenuate the symptoms of exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD) and to accelerate exercise recovery, which has been attributed to its high anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

February 2019

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Effects of powdered Montmorency tart cherry supplementation on an acute bout of intense lower body strength exercise in resistance trained males.

The purpose of this study was to examine whether short-term ingestion of a powdered tart cherry supplement prior to and following intense resistance-exercise attenuates muscle soreness and recovery strength loss, while reducing markers of muscle damage, inflammation, and oxidative stress.

November 2015

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