Cherry Central


Cherry Central – The Montmorency Cherry Growers – Montmorency Tart Cherries and Montmorency Cherry Juice is a popular recovery drink for athletes and active people. It is high in antioxidants from polyphenols and have an anti-inflammatory effect. Studies show less perceived pain (DOMS Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) and faster strength recovery after exercise as well as lower inflammatory markers after drinking 8 – 12oz of tart cherry juice daily. Especially when athletes are training hard for multiple days, 2-a-days and during the ramp up of off season lifting or in-season weekly games.

Montmorency Tart Cherries have a high level of melatonin, which helps us sleep at night as well as helps produce glutathione and vitamin C to increase mitochondrial health. In other words – it leads to strong cells, better performance an output. And of course, better sleep. Better sleep = better recovery!

Typically athletes will drink Montmorency tart cherry juice at night to help with sleep and give an extra boost of carbohydrates for the day. In one study athletes who were given Montmorency tart cherry juice had increased sleep time by 30 minutes and took less naps during the day.

Having Montmorency Cherry Juice at night will give the benefits of helping recovery by lowering inflammation and repair during a better night sleep from the melatonin, glutathione, and other antioxidants.”

Cherry Central is a Montmorency Cherry Growers cooperative with growers located in Michigan, Washington, Utah and Canada. Producers of the Indian Summer, Traverse Bay and fruitHaven brands of Montmorency Cherry and other quality fruit products. Look for these products on,, and at your local retailers and health clubs.