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How Tart Cherries Help Fight Arthritis

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

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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.

Types Of Conditions Tart Cherry Is Effective For

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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Tart Cherry Extract in Jar

At Well Theory, we are passionate about finding new ways to help you holistically improve your overall well-being. This is why we decided to develop our new Tart Cherry Extract. This new 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.

Dr. Meredith Warner Baton Rouge Orthopedic Surgeon

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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