Tart Cherry

Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Overall Effectiveness Rating
  4. Research Rating
  5. Products Containing Tart Cherry
  6. Claim Ratings
  7. Dosing
  8. References

Tart Cherry Simple Report

  • Supplement: Tart Cherry
  • Supplement Category: plant and food extracts
  • Number of Products Containing Tart Cherry: 35
  • Effectiveness Rating: 2.3 out of 3
  • Research Rating: 38 (above 80 indicates sufficient research)
  • Number of Studies: 13
  • Number of Claims: 12
  • Effective Dosage Range: 276 - 480 milligrams per day

Tart Cherry Detailed Report

Overall Effectiveness Rating

The overall effectiveness rating for tart cherry is 2.3 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is mixed on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. While some of the research supports its use, other evidence does not. Using this supplement may lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for tart cherry as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Research Rating for Tart Cherry

There are 13 studies in the database on tart cherry; the research rating is 38. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this research rating is for tart cherry as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Products Containing Tart Cherry

Products Names Amount of Tart Cherry
Myobuild 4X 240mg
Super Human Amount not listed.
Ath BCAA 100mg
Macabre Ultimate Amount not listed.
Stage-2 PRFM Amount not listed.
Full list of all 35 products containing Tart Cherry.

Claim Ratings

The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.

Body Composition (weight, muscle, body fat) Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
increase weight loss

Protein Synthesis Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
decrease protein breakdown

Performance Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
improve running performance

Cardiovascular Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
lower blood pressure
lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels
increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels
lower total cholesterol levels

Recovery Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
improve recovery
reduce muscle damage
reduce muscle soreness

General Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
increase total sleep time
improve sleep quality

Dosing

The Supplement Database includes 3 studies on tart cherry dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose ranges from 276 to 480 milligrams per day, the average dose being 454.5 milligrams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for Tart Cherry.

References

Title of Study
Effect of tart cherry juice (Prunus cerasus) on melatonin levels and enhanced sleep quality
Effects of a tart cherry juice beverage on the sleep of older adults with insomnia: a pilot study
Effects of montmorency tart cherry (L. Prunus Cerasus) consumption on nitric oxide biomarkers and exercise performance
Effects of powdered Montmorency tart cherry supplementation on acute endurance exercise performance in aerobically trained individuals
Effects of powdered Montmorency tart cherry supplementation on an acute bout of intense lower body strength exercise in resistance trained males
Efficacy of a tart cherry juice blend in preventing the symptoms of muscle damage
Efficacy of tart cherry juice in reducing muscle pain during running: a randomized controlled trial
Impact of tart cherry juice on systolic blood pressure and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in older adults: a randomized controlled trial
Influence of tart cherry juice on indices of recovery following marathon running
Montmorency Cherries Reduce the Oxidative Stress and Inflammatory Responses to Repeated Days High-Intensity Stochastic Cycling
Pilot Study of the Tart Cherry Juice for the Treatment of Insomnia and Investigation of Mechanisms
Recovery facilitation with Montmorency cherries following high-intensity, metabolically challenging exercise
The Effects of Montmorency Tart Cherry Concentrate Supplementation on Recovery Following Prolonged, Intermittent Exercise