Why This Surgeon Takes Tart Cherry Extract Every Day
Posted on Oct 26, 2020

Hi, Dr. Meredith Warner here:

For those that don’t know me, I’m an Air Force Veteran and have a private Orthopedic Surgery practice in Baton Rouge, LA.

For as long as I can remember, I have been telling my patients about the power of Tart Cherry Extract.

I’m so happy I can share it now with those outside my clinic doors.

If you try Tart Cherry Extract, and stick with it, you won’t be disappointed.

Tart cherry extract is a convenient and low-calorie way to obtain all the benefits of the tart cherry fruit.

It is possible to eat tart cherries and to drink tart cherry juice of course, and I do that occasionally too. But to take a standard amount of tart cherry extract without unhealthy added sugars, I’ve found that a supplement is the best way to take it.

Tart cherry is one of the best natural anti-inflammatories and antioxidants there is. These benefits are specific to tart cherries - not sweet ones. You won’t get these benefits from Bing sweet cherries. Tart cherries usually make your mouth pucker when you eat them. These are the cherries that are traditionally used for cherry pies.

“I take tart cherry daily because it has such overwhelming anti-inflammatory and antioxidant capacities. I know it will certainly help me to age optimally.

I decided to develop my own Tart Cherry Extract supplement – to ensure you have the highest quality supplement with a dose of 1500mg in one single capsule.” – Dr. Meredith Warner

Pain Relief + Naturally Anti-Inflammatory + Muscle Recovery

There is no doubt that tart cherries hold massive amounts of polyphenols and anthocyanins that are beneficial to human health. Much work has been done on performance and muscle recovery as well.

In addition, the antioxidants present in tart cherries can reduce pain and inflammation. This makes it ideal for post-workout recovery, or a natural solution if you find that you’re sore from being on your feet all day.

Studies in runners have shown less pain, fewer inflammatory markers and better recovery. It has also been proven to reduce oxidative damage to muscle and other tissues. There is even documentation that Roman soldiers were given tart cherry to treat pain after battle.

In addition, the melatonin content of tart cherries and tart cherry extract is beneficial. Melatonin is a natural sleep aid. Therefore, tart cherry will help the brain to detoxify through antioxidant activities and assist in sleep which also benefits the brain at night.

“Pain is normal of course and is part of life, but if I can take a natural and healthily supplement like Tart Cherry Extract to tamp that down, why wouldn't I?.” – Dr. Meredith Warner


Oxidative stress occurs when your body has difficulty breaking down free radicals. For example, when you breathe in, oxygen molecules are broken down.

When unpaired electrons, the building blocks of molecules, are released during this process, they can wreak havoc on the body. Your body naturally releases antioxidants to capture these electrons, but a variety of factors can impact your body’s ability to create them.

Lifestyle choices, environmental factors such as pollution, and more can impact this process, causing oxidative stress.

Oxidative stress in the brain and nervous system leads to pain, decreased cognition and a decline of motor abilities over time. The body has a certain capacity to combat oxidative stress, but this decreases with age along with the lifestyle factors mentioned above. Worse still, oxidative stress generally increases as we age.

Therefore, anything that helps us to fight oxidative stress should be explored and considered in my opinion.

Polyphenols, chemicals found naturally in plants, provide such defenses for us. Polyphenols are plant-based compounds that are anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Tart cherries have polyphenols that are considered helpful in halting the negative effects of aging.

Tart cherries also have an abundance of anthocyanins.

Anthocyanins are a polyphenol class and are usually responsible for the rich coloring of fruits and berries. Cyanidin is one of the most plentiful anthocyanins in tart cherries. Tart cherries also produce flavan-3-ols and flavanols.

These compounds allow tart cherries to reduce inflammation and to decrease oxidative stress in the brain and throughout the body.


When assaulted, cells in the nervous system and in the body have an increase in oxidative stress and inflammation. Markers of this stress are NO, tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2).

Tart cherry can decrease nitric oxide (NO) production and inducible nitric oxide synthase expression. In studies that induce inflammation in animals, those pre-treated with tart cherry powders had decreased levels of NO, TNF-alpha and COX-2.

These are just a few reasons why I choose to take a tart cherry supplement every day and recommend it to many of my patients who are looking for less invasive ways of managing their pain.

I especially recommend tart cherry supplements to patients struggling with gout, as it has also been shown to help with gout flares; this powerful + natural remedy reduces the damage and pain associated with gout.

Tart cherry has also been found to reduce pain in fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis and also in situations with induced oxidative stress and muscle damage. This means that while tart cherry is a great option for treating certain diagnosable conditions, it is also great as a daily supplement to address pain after exercise and other mild aches and pains.

I take tart cherry daily because it has such overwhelming anti-inflammatory and antioxidant capacities I feel that it will certainly help me to age optimally.


We want to make it easy to get Tart Cherry supplementation into your everyday routine. We simplified this process with an easy daily supplement with pure tart cherry extract for joint and inflammation support and antioxidant-rich relief - without the extra calories of sugary tart cherry juice.

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  2. Addressing Root Cause: Natural remedies attempt to address the root causes, or the cellular beginnings of a given problem, pain, or inflammation. Naturally, this will take a bit longer and be less noticeable initially. But the results are wonderful.

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Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of The Healing Sole and Well Theory. She is a board-certified and fellowship-trained Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

Dr. Warner has treated countless patients for heel pain and plantar fasciitis pain in her private practice, Warner Orthopedics and Wellness. She developed The Healing Sole so that wearers can harness the body's natural healing power and have an option for everyday relief, without the need for surgery or expensive medical intervention.