Hi, Dr. Meredith Warner here -
I take a Tart Cherry extract every day. It’s a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, which makes it great for promoting general wellness. Tart cherries have long been considered a “folk” remedy for inflammatory conditions such as gout or arthritis, and now researchers are putting it to the test.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND TART CHERRIES
Researchers have tested different types of tart cherries - from the fruit itself to juice, supplements, and more. These studies are generally small but the results have been promising. The evidence surrounding the effectiveness of tart cherry in fighting inflammatory pain disorders is growing.
Tart cherries contain compounds that both block pain signals and reduce inflammation. This means that they can tackle the pain from arthritis on two fronts. They can relieve inflammation associated with arthritis, but also block pain signaling from your inflamed joints, reducing the sensation of pain alongside reducing inflammation.
These positive characteristics of tart cherries are credited to anthocyanins – plant pigments that have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These pigments are found in many dark-colored or deeply pigmented fruits, such as blueberries, raspberries, and more. Tart cherries have some of the highest levels of anthocyanins, which is why they are so effective in reducing pain.
WHAT CAN TART CHERRY TREAT?
Tart cherries have long been thought to be effective against osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is generally more receptive to tart cherry. Osteoarthritis is usually age-related but can be caused by injuries. Most commonly it is due to chronic inflammation in the body. It’s different from rheumatoid arthritis, which is a highly inflammatory, autoimmune disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks healthy cells in the joints and other areas of the body.
There is no cure for either type of arthritis, but RA is very difficult to manage naturally.
It is not impossible - some of the pain receptors that are activated by RA may be affected by tart cherry supplementation, but the inflammation found in osteoarthritis can be more easily quelled with natural options.
Tart Cherry is also very effective for arthritis associated with gout.
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This is why I developed the newest addition to my Well Theory line: my Tart Cherry Extract. This supplement provides all the natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant relief you need - without the added sugars found in tart cherry juice. This new product gives you a natural, convenient option for anti-inflammatory support. Order today and find the power of tart cherries for yourself.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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.