Montmorency Cherry: exercise performance, recovery and sleep
This project will expand on our previous work in which we showed that Montmorency cherry juice consumption improved the recovery of muscle strength after intensive exercise. Using muscle biopsies, we are exploring the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory mechanisms underlying this improved recovery.
Montmorency cherry contains high levels of melatonin, which is associated with sleep promotion. Therefore, we are also examining sleep quality (latency and duration) during a period of Montmorency cherry supplementation