There are many healthy plant compounds and nutrients in tart cherry juice. It might also have higher levels of some nutrients than sweet cherry juice.
Tart cherry juice before and after intense exercise may reduce muscle weakness and soreness. It may accelerate recuperation.
Melatonin levels can be raised with the help of tart cherry juice. This can help reduce the symptoms of insomnia and help you sleep better.
The anti-inflammatory effects of tart cherry juice may help ease the pain of arthritis. But the effect doesn't seem to be very big, and more research is needed.
The high amount of antioxidants in tart cherry juice may help improve brain function and reduce the symptoms of mild to moderate dementia.
There are a lot of different nutrients in tart cherry juice that may help the immune system. However, more studies are needed.
Some antioxidants in tart cherry juice may help turn off genes that contribute to the growth of cancer. But this hasn't been tried out on real people yet.
Damage to nerves can cause pain called peripheral neuropathy, which may be eased by tart cherry juice.
Studies show that drinking tart cherry juice may lead to small drops in blood pressure.
Mice who drank tart cherry juice lost weight and had less belly fat and cholesterol in their blood. However, human studies are needed