Friday, February 28, 2014

Professional Hockey Players Reveal Secret Weapon

Do athletes have secrets weapons that help improve their performance? What are they? For some, it’s drinking one 8 oz. bottle of Cheribundi each day. 90 professional sports teams and hundreds of athletes drink Cheribundi to refuel and reduce recovery time in between tough workouts. You’re probably wondering why they drink Cheribundi and how it works.

During sports performance and high-energy activities, certain enzymes in the body can create inflammation in the body’s muscles and joints, causing them to ache. Tart cherries are high in anthocyanins that have been shown to block these enzymes and aid in fast muscle and joint recovery.

A local Rochester News Station recently interviewed players on USA’s Men’s Hockey Team to find out what some of the players’ secret weapons were. Some of the professional hockey players on the team revealed that their secret weapon is Cheribundi, and that they drank it during the 2014 Olympics to shorten their recovery time in between games. Click HERE to read the full-story.

VP of Operations at Cheribundi, Ed Maguire explains, "The speed of the recovery with the athletes within two days using the cherry juice...they were picking up what would normally take them seven to ten days to recover that amount of strength."

While athletes drink tart cherry juice to speed up their recovery time, they also drink it to restore the body’s glycogen stores after rigorous workouts. Tart cherry juice contains carbohydrates and antioxidants that are critical to athletes’ recovery, and improve their ability to train consistently.

So how do we make sure athletes are getting all of the good-for-you ingredients in cherries in Cheribundi? Click here or read our next blog post to find outJ

In the meantime, try the Cheribundi challenge. Drink it for seven days and see if you don’t feel better. Click HERE to sign up!

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