“There’s an old saying down south: ‘The older we get, the smarter we is.’ ” Hopefully that proves to be true for most of us. Yet, the mystery of aging, hop scotches around our lives selectively picking at the joints of our diagrammed bodies to work its deeds of creaky moments, like worn joints of furniture or a squeaky old house.
Dexterity, dexterity where fore art thou? Where has the grace of my physical activity gone? Gone with the winds of time and youthful exuberance.
Has your search for pain relief yielded only minor help? You are not alone. — Ms. Tina Miller, a nutrition lecturer in the Dietetics Department at Eastern Michigan University states: “…One out of every three, over 70 million Americans suffer from some form of joint disease.”
Drive through any town and you will see multiple drugstores and an array of natural health stores. Mailboxes are inundated with Health Product Catalogs offering some of the purest and healthiest ingredients going back to ancient times.
The search by millions of people for holistic medicine advantages has been the catalyst for in-depth research, yielding new discoveries and a better understanding of what nature has to offer.
Patients become financially worn, from the expense of buying pharmaceuticals, discouraged by side effects, and struggles with bouts of pain and sleepless nights. Many people find they have a negative reaction to Glucosamine and Chondroitin, two of the most used joint health components. Billions of dollars each year is spent in an effort to gain some kind of quality of life.
One researched and amazing little fruit is now being brought to the forefront and attention of the public. “Tart Cherry Extract.”
“Super potent Tart Cherry Extract will do wonders for your joints —- and it’s great for your cardiovascular system, too.” — Lee Swanson, President, Swanson Health Products
What is Tart Cherry Extract, and is it a natural choice for joint relief? Tart cherries and the connection to joint health, appears to be another of natures unraveling mysteries. Review the facts about this little wonder and decide for yourself. The picture perfect sweet delicacy downed like popcorn; for one never seems to be enough, or the use in mother’s pie for a palatable succulent flavor, or in Grandpa’s home churned ice cream is not the end use of possibilities of this multi-faceted fruit.
In the British Journal of Sports Medicine it states: “men who consume tart Montmorency cherry juice have greater support for comfort and healthy muscles and tissues following workouts.”
Fox News’ medical specialist, Dr. Manny Alvarez on his FNC medical lineup, touts the value of Tart Cherry Juice in its potential to help relieve arthritis pain and smoother joint functioning.
“The antioxidant bioflavonoids found in tart cherries provide highly effective free-radical protection for the cardiovascular system — but, they have their most profound impact in joint relief.” Another bonus is the plentiful nutrients known to help promote healthy blood cholesterol levels, relieve gout, lower the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases in addition to acting as an anti-histamine. … Who would have thought!
Both sweet and tart cherries will strengthen key collagen structures in joint tissues like cartilage, ligaments and tendons, and helps the body metabolize uric acid, though the “tart” fruit has the most health benefit components.
Sounds too good to be true? Read the comments of some happy users:
“Tart cherry juice concentrate is wonderful! In six weeks, I have enjoyed a great improvement in an arthritic knee and I’m able to sleep peacefully for seven hours. For me, life really is a bowl of cherries.” — Marie from Texas
“I could hardly walk because of the pain of gout in my feet. Once I started drinking cherry juice daily, the pain went away. I have been free of the pain of gout now for three years.” — Don from Florida
“I have had fibromyalgia for 12 years. Since May 2002, I have been using tart cherry juice concentrate. It has turned my life around. While I am still on medication for the fibromyalgia, drinking the cherry juice everyday has helped tremendously with the pain.” — Aggie from Illinois
“This writer started seeing results after four weeks using a 25:1 ratio capsule of Tart Cherry Extract. With consistent use I have gained appreciable relief. I guess the idea is, consistent use in order to get the maximum benefits, which is not what I did in the beginning.” — CeCe Day from Illinois
A down side of tart cherry juice is: “to get the recommended amounts of flavonoid content from eating cherries, one would have to drink or eat the equivalent of 16 ounces or half a pound of cherries. You then would have to find real cherry juice that isn’t loaded with sugar or diluted with mostly water.” — Hence, my decision to the use of capsule versus having to lug bottles or cans of concentrate, and not always being able to get to the grocery store to buy those mouth watering temptations of health.
If you are intrigued: before you run out the door to look for cherry extract, like any other health product, make sure you do your homework. Individual response can differ. Checking with your physician is always wise to make sure there is nothing happening in your body that would prevent you from trying natural Tart Cherry Extract.
A visit to your favorite health store will provide additional background and information for your consideration.
More and more doctors are becoming aware of the value of natural products that add more quality to their patients’ lives, or their use in conjunction with medical treatments. Keep in mind: sometimes things work, sometimes they don’t. It is an endless search to be free from pain and mobility issues, even though we are marvelously made, our bodies are masses of imperfection.
Alvarez, Manny Dr. – Fox News Line Up (medical contributor) and BIO Fox News, New York – http://www.foxnews.com/drmanny/index.html
Swanson, Lee, President – Swanson Health Products Catalog Edition MHA (pg 13)
Swanson Health Products – www.swansonvitamins.com
Cherry Marketing Institute– Nutrition research, Michigan State University published Cancer letters www.cherrymkt.org/health/ca5text.html
Jacob Robert A, Dr – U.S. Department of Agriculture Western Human Nutrition Center, University of California at Davis – Study The Journal of Nutrition, June 2003