Supplementation

The Science Behind VPX’s New Cherry Blast

Oct
16
2018

“Cherry Blast’s is a powerful full spectrum strength, recovery and performance beverage containing the highest known levels of the most potent Proanthocyanidins, Anthocyanins and Phenolic Acids of any tart cherry available.”

This is important because muscles lose strength and fail with exercise from excessive inflammation and free radical damage. The key Proanthocyanidins, Anthocyanins and Phenolic Acids found in Cherry Blast™ are NOT found in high enough concentrations in all super fruits. Furthermore, these critical bioactives are known to counteract TNF-alpha, COX 1 and 2 and other inflammatory markers that contribute to muscle failure and longer recovery times.

Cherry Blast isn’t unique solely due to its antioxidant capacity. It’s unique because of how it targets and combats multiple markers of inflammation and enzymes involved in the inflammation/pain response from strenuous exercise.

In numerous studies over the past decade, these key bioactive compounds found in tart cherries reduced markers of muscle catabolism, inflammatory stress and increased performance. In other words, inflammatory and antioxidant activity matters for strength, endurance, and recovery. But which anti-inflammatory compounds and antioxidants in tart cherries matter?

You may have seen other tart cherry products highlighting one or two specific compounds in the class known as Anthocyanins. However, this is an overly simplistic view of combating inflammation. The research supports the importance of obtaining the FULL SPECTRUM of most potent compounds including Proanthocyanidins, Anthocyanins, and Phenolic Acids. To obtain the Full Spectrum of bio-actives, the extract needs to be made from WHOLE Cherry, including the fruit and the skin. This maximizes potency for strength and recovery. You’ll notice in the chart that Cherry Blast contains a far greater amount of key Proanthocyanidins, Anthocyanins, and Phenolic Acids to drive muscle recovery and performance. Cherry Blast uses a super concentrated extract of the whole Tart Cherry including fruit and skins in a unique, PATENTED extraction process in Denmark. The refined processing technique preserves extremely high levels of these key bio-actives, which is crucial to its mechanism of action. High levels of Proanthocyanidins, Anthocyanins and Phenolic Acids mean powerful anti-inflammatory and free radical scavenging action for improved strength and recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage.

Cherry Blast also contains Swiss Chard which contains additional powerful anti-oxidants, and naturally increases blow flow to enhance nutrient transport to significantly enhance performance. Cherry Blast also contains Glycerin to enhance hydration and improve performance. Cherry Blast also contains more electrolytes than the leading sports drink to optimize muscle function and performance! Cherry Blast is not just a one-dimensional run of the mill tart cherry beverage. Tart Cherry works from a multi-factorial approach to lead you to VICTORY &

CRUSH YOUR OPPONENTS!

“The faster you recover, the faster you can get back on the field or court again and compete and train again!” – Jack Owoc

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