Tart Cherry Extract: A Simple Remedy For Better Joint Function

Tart Cherry Extract: A Simple Remedy For Better Joint Function

Tart cherries are commonly recommended to help alleviate pain associated with gout and arthritis. They also offer many other health benefits – ranging from better exercise performance and recovery, to a decrease in bad cholesterol.

Today, we’re going to discuss why it’s an ideal natural supplement for relieving pain in your joints and protecting them from future damage:

Tart Cherries Increase Antioxidant Capacity

Antioxidants are what your body uses to neutralize something called “free radicals.” During your body’s day-to-day processes, as it breaks down oxygen for energy, for example, free radicals are produced. Free radicals are molecules that have unpaired electrons.

As they move through the body, seeking new electron pairs, they can “steal” other cells of their electrons and cause cellular damage, inflammation, and more. This can impact your immune health, your brain health, and trigger inflammation in joint tissues as well.

Under ideal circumstances, your body naturally produces its own antioxidants to keep free radicals in check. But when your health is suffering, from lack of sleep, to stress, to bad habits like smoking and poor diet choices – it struggles to produce enough antioxidants to keep these free radicals in check.

Ideally, you want your body to produce enough of its own antioxidants to fight the damage life brings to your joints. But there is no harm in supplementing your antioxidant intake – particularly if you use a natural supplement like Tart Cherry Extract. 

Most of us do not and will never make enough antioxidants to actually cause a beneficial change in our oxidative stress. It is important to supplement.

Tart Cherry Reduces Swelling

A 2004 animal study found that tart cherry supplements helped reduce inflammation and pain responses – showing promise that it may be an effective method to reduce swelling in humans.

This makes tart cherry an excellent alternative to NSAIDs, which often have harmful side effects. When swelling is decreased, so is pain. This also helps your joints move with greater ease and range of motion.

A 2013 study showed that participants who had osteoarthritis of the knee that drank tart cherry juice for 6 weeks experienced less pain and greater mobility in the joint. 

The participants were also found to have improved cartilage health – which is a good sign that the longevity of their joint health was improved.

One of the best ways to take advantage of this natural anti-inflammatory is through taking a concentrated supplement. You would have to drink a lot of tart cherry juice to experience the full benefits – and that comes with a high amount of sugars as well. Our Tart Cherry Extract supplement includes one simple ingredient: 1500mg of tart cherry extract. This concentrated superfruit promotes joint health, pain relief, and oxidative support within the body.


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

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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