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Supplement Facts

MIX WITH OTHER DRINKS, 2 TABLESPOONS TO 1 CUP OF WATER. MAY BE ADDED TO CARROT JUICE AND COMBINES WELL WITH ANY FRUIT DRINK TO MAKE A DELICIOUS PUNCH. USE IN TEAS AS A SWEETENER AND IN LIQUEFIED DRINKS INSTEAD OF SUGAR.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 Tbsp (30 ml)
Servings Per Container 16
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 90.00
Calories from Fat 0.00
Total Fat 0.00 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.00 g 0%
Cholesterol 0.00 mg 0%
Sodium 45.00 mg 2%
Potassium 275.00 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 22.00 g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0.00 g 0%
Sugars 20.00 g
Protein 2.00 g 4%
Vitamin A 0.00 IU 0%
Calcium 30.00 mg 3%
Thiamin 0.06 mg 4%
Niacin 0.60 mg 3%
Magnesium 16.00 mg 4%
Vitamin C 0.00 mg 0%
Iron 0.72 mg 4%
Riboflavin 0.05 mg 3%
Phosphorus 30.00 mg 3%
Copper 0.04 mg 2%
** Daily Value (DV) not established
† Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on
your calorie needs:
  Calories: 2000 2500
Total Fat Less than 65 g 80 g
  Sat. Fat Less than 20 g 25 g
Cholesterol Less than 300 mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2400 mg 2400 mg
Total Carbohydrate   300 g 375 g
  Dietary Fiber   25 g 30 g
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

Other Ingredients: 100% Dark Sweet Cherry Concentrate

Storage Instructions: To maintain freshness, refrigerate after opening.

Warning: Childbearing age women should limit vitamin A supplement intake to 10,000 IU (excludes beta-Carotene)

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Made in USA

Health Notes

Tart Cherry

Tart Cherry
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
  • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
  • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

Our proprietary "Star-Rating" system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.

For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. To help you make educated decisions, and to better understand controversial or confusing supplements, our medical experts have digested the science into these three easy-to-follow ratings. We hope this provides you with a helpful resource to make informed decisions towards your health and well-being.

This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Insomnia
Dose: 1-8 ounces up to twice daily for seven days
Tart cherries contain a small amount of the sleep-regulating hormone melatonin and may improve some measures of sleep quality. (more)
Osteoarthritis
Dose: 80 mg anthocyanins, the equivalent of approximately 100-120 cherries, 16-24 ounces tart cherry juice blend, 1 ounce of liquid concentrate, or 400 mg of concentrate in tablets or capsules
In a preliminary trial, people with osteoarthritis who took tart cherry extract for three months reported reduced joint tenderness and less joint pain and disability. (more)
Sprains and Strains and Exercise-Related Muscle Injury
Dose: 80 mg anthocyanins, the equivalent of approximately 100-120 cherries, 16-24 ounces tart cherry juice blend, 1 ounce of liquid concentrate, or 400 mg of concentrate in tablets or capsules
Some studies indicate that supplementing with tart cherry may support muscle strength recovery and reduce pain, especially after exercise. (more)
Fibromyalgia
Dose: 80 mg anthocyanins, the equivalent of approximately 100-120 cherries, 16-24 ounces tart cherry juice blend, 1 ounce of liquid concentrate, or 400 mg of concentrate in tablets or capsules
Tart cherries contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances that may reduce muscle pain. (more)
Athletic Performance and Reducing Pain and Speeding Muscle Strength Recovery after Intense Exercise
Dose: 8-12 ounces twice daily of a tart cherry juice product equivalent to at least 80 mg per day of anthocyanins or 100-120 cherries daily
Anthocyanins in tart cherry may support faster muscle recovery in athletes. (more)
Insomnia
Dose: 1-8 ounces up to twice daily for seven days Tart cherries contain a small amount of the sleep-regulating hormone melatonin.1 In a double-blind trial, healthy young people took one ounce daily of a tart cherry juice concentrate, estimated to contain the equivalent of 90-100 tart cherries, for seven days, which resulted in increased urine levels of melatonin and improvement in several measures of sleep quality.2 In a double-blind study of older people with insomnia, drinking eight ounces twice daily of a cherry-apple juice blend [note: ratio not given], estimated to be equivalent to 100 cherries per day, for seven days resulted in small improvements in some measures of sleep quality.3
References

1. Burkhardt S, Tan DX, Manchester LC, et al. Detection and quantification of the antioxidant melatonin in Montmorency and Balaton tart cherries (Prunus cerasus). J Agric Food Chem 2001;49:4898-902.

2. Howatson G, Bell PG, Tallent J, et al. Effect of tart cherry juice (Prunus cerasus) on melatonin levels and enhanced sleep quality.Eur J Nutr 2011 Oct 30. [Epub ahead of print].

3. Pigeon WR, Carr M, Gorman C, Perlis ML (2010) Effects of a tart cherry juice beverage on the sleep of older adults with insomnia: a pilot study. J Med Food 13:579-583.

Osteoarthritis
Dose: 80 mg anthocyanins, the equivalent of approximately 100-120 cherries, 16-24 ounces tart cherry juice blend, 1 ounce of liquid concentrate, or 400 mg of concentrate in tablets or capsules Tart cherries contain anthocyanins and other flavonoids that have anti-inflammatory effects according to test tube and animal studies.1, 2, 3 In a preliminary human trial, people with osteoarthritis who took 400 mg per day of tart cherry extract (supplying 100 mg per day of anthocyanins) for three months had reduced joint tenderness and reported less joint pain and disability.4 Double-blind research is needed to confirm these promising results.
References

1. Seymour EM, Lewis SK, Urcuyo-Llanes DE, et al. Regular tart cherry intake alters abdominal adiposity, adipose gene transcription, and inflammation in obesity-prone rats fed a high fat diet. J Med Food 2009;12:935-42.

2. Saric A, Sobocanec S, Balog T, et al. Improved antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potential in mice consuming sour cherry juice (Prunus Cerasus cv. Maraska). Plant Foods Hum Nutr 2009;64:231-7.

3. Blando F, Gerardi C, Nicoletti I. Sour cherry (Prunus cerasus L) anthocyanins as ingredients for functional foods. J Biomed Biotechnol 2004;5:253-258.

4. Cush JJ, Barnboym E, Zashin S. Archer study: an open-label trial of cherry extract (anthocyanins) in osteoarthritis of the knee. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2007;15:C221. [Abstract].

Sprains and Strains and Exercise-Related Muscle Injury
Dose: 80 mg anthocyanins, the equivalent of approximately 100-120 cherries, 16-24 ounces tart cherry juice blend, 1 ounce of liquid concentrate, or 400 mg of concentrate in tablets or capsules An animal study found reduced blood measures of muscle damage after strenuous exercise when the animals were fed tart cherry juice prior to exercise.1 In a small, double-blind study, young men drank 12 ounces twice daily of tart cherry juice blended with apple juice, [note: ratio not given] equivalent to 80 mg per day of anthocyanins or 100-120 cherries per day. After eight days the men performed intense elbow flexion exercises, and after drinking tart cherry juice this exercise resulted in less muscle pain and loss of strength compared to after drinking a placebo juice.2 In a small double-blind study, trained athletes took about one ounce twice daily of a tart cherry juice concentrate, containing about 550 mg per day of anthocyanin, for ten days beginning seven days before an intense session of weight-training leg exercises. Compared to when they took a placebo concentrate, taking tart cherry concentrate resulted in faster recovery of leg muscle strength after the exercise.3 Two double-blind trials investigated the effects of tart cherry juice in long distance runners. In one small double-blind trial,4 drinking eight ounces twice daily of tart cherry juice blended with apple juice, [note: ratio not given] equivalent to 80 mg per day of anthocyanins or 100-120 cherries per day, for eight days beginning five days before a marathon resulted in faster recovery of leg muscle strength and smaller elevations in post-race blood measures of inflammation. However, there was no difference in muscle soreness or in post-race blood measures of muscle damage. In another, larger double-blind trial,5 long distance runners who drank 10.5 ounces twice daily of tart cherry juice blended with apple juice, [note: ratio not given] equivalent to 80 mg per day of anthocyanins or 100-120 cherries per day, for eight days beginning one week before the race reported only one-third as much post-race muscle pain compared to those who used a placebo juice.
References

1. Ducharme NG, Fortier LA, Kraus MS, et al. Effect of a tart cherry juice blend on exercise-induced muscle damage in horses. Am J Vet Res 2009;70:758-63.

2. Connolly DA, McHugh MP, Padilla-Zakour OI, et al. Efficacy of a tart cherry juice blend in preventing the symptoms of muscle damage. Br J Sports Med 2006;40:679-83.

3. Bowtell JL, Sumners DP, Dyer A, et al. Montmorency cherry juice reduces muscle damage caused by intensive strength exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2011;43:1544-51.

4. Howatson G, McHugh MP, Hill JA, et al. Influence of tart cherry juice on indices of recovery following marathon running. Scand J Med Sci Sports 2010;20:843-52.

5. Bowtell JL, Sumners DP, Dyer A, et al. Montmorency cherry juice reduces muscle damage caused by intensive strength exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2011;43:1544-51.

Fibromyalgia
Dose: 80 mg anthocyanins, the equivalent of approximately 100-120 cherries, 16-24 ounces tart cherry juice blend, 1 ounce of liquid concentrate, or 400 mg of concentrate in tablets or capsules Tart cherries contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances that may reduce muscle pain,1, 2 and double-blind research in athletes has shown pain-reducing properties of tart cherry preparations.3, 4 In a small double-blind study, women with fibromyalgia drank 10.5 ounces twice daily of either tart cherry juice (equivalent to 100 to 120 cherries or 80 mg of anthocyanins per day) or a placebo juice for ten days prior to performing a session of intense elbow flexion exercise. While about one-third of the women reported significantly less elbow muscle pain when using tart cherry juice before exercise, the average effect in the overall group was no better than with the placebo.5
References

1. Traustadottir T, Davies SS, Stock AA, et al. Tart cherry juice decreases oxidative stress in healthy older men and women. J Nutr 2009;139:1896-900. .

2. Blando F, Gerardi C, Nicoletti I. Sour cherry (Prunus cerasus L) anthocyanins as ingredients for functional foods. J Biomed Biotechnol 2004;5:253-258.

3. Connolly DA, McHugh MP, Padilla-Zakour OI, et al. Efficacy of a tart cherry juice blend in preventing the symptoms of muscle damage. Br J Sports Med 2006;40:679-83.

4. Bowtell JL, Sumners DP, Dyer A, et al. Montmorency cherry juice reduces muscle damage caused by intensive strength exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2011;43:1544-51.

5. Elliott DL, Kuehl KW, Jones KD, Dulacki K. Using an eccentric exercise-testing protocol to assess the beneficial effects of tart cherry juice in fibromyalgia patients. Integrative Medicine 2010;9(6):24- 29.

Athletic Performance and Reducing Pain and Speeding Muscle Strength Recovery after Intense Exercise
Dose: 8-12 ounces twice daily of a tart cherry juice product equivalent to at least 80 mg per day of anthocyanins or 100-120 cherries daily An animal study found reduced blood measures of muscle damage after strenuous exercise when the animals were fed tart cherry juice prior to exercise.1 In a small, double-blind study, young men drank 12 ounces twice daily of tart cherry juice blended with apple juice [note: ratio not given in study], equivalent to 80 mg per day of anthocyanins or 100 to 120 cherries per day. After eight days the men performed intense elbow flexion exercises, and after drinking tart cherry juice this exercise resulted in less muscle pain and loss of strength compared to after drinking a placebo juice.2 In a small double-blind study, trained athletes took about one ounce twice daily of a tart cherry juice concentrate, containing about 550 mg per day of anthocyanin, for ten days beginning seven days before an intense session of weight-training leg exercises. Compared to when they took a placebo concentrate, taking tart cherry concentrate resulted in faster recovery of leg muscle strength after the exercise.3 Two double-blind trials investigated the effects of tart cherry juice in long distance runners. In one small double-blind trial,4 drinking eight ounces twice daily of tart cherry juice blended with apple juice, [note: ratio not given] equivalent to 80 mg per day of anthocyanins or 100 to 120 cherries per day, for eight days beginning five days before a marathon resulted in faster recovery of leg muscle strength and smaller elevations in post-race blood measures of inflammation. However, there was no difference in muscle soreness or in post-race blood measures of muscle damage. In another, larger double-blind trial,5 long distance runners who drank 10.5 ounces twice daily of tart cherry juice blended with apple juice, [note: ratio not given] equivalent to 80 mg per day of anthocyanins or 100 to 120 cherries per day, for eight days beginning one week before the race reported only one-third as much post-race muscle pain compared to those who used a placebo juice.
References

1. Ducharme NG, Fortier LA, Kraus MS, et al. Effect of a tart cherry juice blend on exercise-induced muscle damage in horses. Am J Vet Res 2009;70:758-63.

2. Connolly DA, McHugh MP, Padilla-Zakour OI, et al. Efficacy of a tart cherry juice blend in preventing the symptoms of muscle damage. Br J Sports Med 2006;40:679-83.

3. Bowtell JL, Sumners DP, Dyer A, et al. Montmorency cherry juice reduces muscle damage caused by intensive strength exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2011;43:1544-51.

4. Howatson G, McHugh MP, Hill JA, et al. Influence of tart cherry juice on indices of recovery following marathon running. Scand J Med Sci Sports 2010;20:843-52.

5. Bowtell JL, Sumners DP, Dyer A, et al. Montmorency cherry juice reduces muscle damage caused by intensive strength exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2011;43:1544-51.

Tart or sour cherry is a variety of cherry grown worldwide that is often used in cooking and in making fruit syrups and other concentrates.1, 2 Tart cherries are especially high in anthocyanins, a type of flavonoid with strong antioxidant activity demonstrated in both test tube and double-blind human studies.3, 4 These and other flavonoids found in tart cherries have also been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects in test tube and animal studies.

Tart cherries are most popular as a food in Europe and Russia. Tart cherry juice and concentrate are available as supplements in North America.5, 6

Parts Used & Where Grown

Tart or sour cherry is a variety of cherry grown worldwide that is often used in cooking and in making fruit syrups and other concentrates.7, 8 Tart cherry juice and concentrate are available as supplements in North America.

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3.8

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Pros

  • Goes down easy (5)
  • Good taste (5)
  • Good value (5)
  • Nutritional (3)

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    4.0

    Thank the Lord

    By mahandl

    from Wingate, NC

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    Pros

    • Goes Down Easy
    • Good Taste
    • Good Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Gout Treatment

      Comments about Bernard Jensen Black Cherry Concentrate:

      I have had gout off and on over the past 12 years. Since Christmas it has become chronic to the point I could barely walk even with a cane. I've been on various medications. The most two recent ones making me sick. Having heard about black cherry juice several years ago I decided to give it a try. After about 5 days I began to notice a difference. Now after 3 weeks of continuous use I still have swelling, but the pain is manageable...and with no nasty side effects!

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Product never delivered

      By kfisk

      from AuTrain, Michigan

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          Product never delivered. Still waiting to receive product apparently damaged in shipment, and destroyed by UPS.

           
          4.0

          cheaper then a Dr. bill...

          By aam_since70

          from Alliance, Ohio

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          Pros

          • Natural
          • No Negative Side Effects

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Bernard Jensen Black Cherry Concentrate:

            using it to treat water like blisters on bottom of foot that itch real bad and end up real sore. my mom took it to treat her feet when they got the same way ( been to the Dr. a couple times and rx for fungal infections was not helping). since its a thick substance i use about a tablespoon mixed in about 1-2 tablespoons of cold water and drink it once a day. tastes like prune juice. Its the only thing that has seemed to help heal my foot, although i have a feeling its something i will need to stick with to prevent it from erupting again. It beats taking meds that have side effects or dont help at all.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great

            By lenturtora

            from Jackson nj

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            • Good Value

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              • Daily Use

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              Outstanding

               
              4.0

              I would buy this product again and again

              By marychadwick59

              from Reno, NV

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              Pros

              • Goes Down Easy
              • Good Taste
              • Nutritional
              • Relieves Joint Pain

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                  Comments about Bernard Jensen Black Cherry Concentrate:

                  I like to use this product occasionally when I need a little extra pain relief. It's a little expensive for me to use daily so I take cherry pills daily. Both help relieve my SI Joint and other joint pain as well as that over all sick feeling I occasionally get with increased pain. I will try to always have some on hand. I would definately recommend it to people with cronic pain.

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great for Arthritis

                  By momstknabreak

                  from Modesto, CA

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                  • Goes Down Easy
                  • Good Taste
                  • Good Value
                  • Nutritional

                  Cons

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                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Bernard Jensen Black Cherry Concentrate:

                    I have arthritis in my feet and could barley move my toes until I started using this product. I take two tablespoons daily in my "Powerade Zero" and it tastes great. I am now able to wiggle my toes and without the pain I had. My husband uses it for his Gout and just loves it. He takes the capsules.

                    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Beats the Gout!

                    By diveast

                    from Honolulu, Hawai'i

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                    • Goes Down Easy
                    • Good Taste
                    • Good Value

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                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about Bernard Jensen Black Cherry Concentrate:

                      This tastes great but most importantly gets rid of gout. Highly recommend this.

                       
                      1.0

                      no good work/taste

                      By drsharpemd

                      from southeast massachusetts

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                        • Bad Taste
                        • Not Effective

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                          Comments about Bernard Jensen Black Cherry Concentrate:

                          tastes like bad tea. didn't relieve my gout symptoms at all...dynamic health version works/tastes better...

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Fruit in a bottle.

                          By larwht

                          from Portsmouth, VA

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                          Pros

                          • Goes Down Easy
                          • Good for gout
                          • Good Taste
                          • Nutritional

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Add to bottled water
                          • Daily Use
                          • Snack

                          Comments about Bernard Jensen Black Cherry Concentrate:

                          I drink at least one glass daily along with my vitamins and protein supplements. This is the next best thing to fresh cherries. I use to eat Bing Cherries but, they are now out of season.

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Good For Us

                          By rainbow7

                          from Ft. Myers, FL

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                          • Flavorful
                          • Healthy

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                          • None

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                          • Supplement

                          Comments about Bernard Jensen Black Cherry Concentrate:

                          Cherry juice is good for many things. One being gout, another being bladder, and more. This is nice tasting, and I pour it from the bottle on my plain Greek yogurt, or Friendship cottage cheese. A delicious, healthy topping. Can be poured on vanilla ice cream, too, but don't overdo it.

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