Easing Arthritis with Black Cherry Juice

Many arthritis sufferers swear by black cherry juice, an antioxidant-rich beverage made from the Prunus serotina plant. Also used to treat gout, black cherry juice is particularly high in anthocyanins (a class of antioxidants also found in foods like berries, red onions, kidney beans, pomegranates, and red grapes).

So far, very few studies have tested the health effects of black cherry juice. However, research suggests that anthocyanins may help reduce inflammation (a biological process closely linked to both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, in addition to gout).

What's more, some studies show that increasing your antioxidant intake may help protect against both types of osteoarthritis.

If you're seeking a natural treatment for arthritis, there's evidence that taking supplements containing glucosamine may be of some benefit. In addition, studies indicate that undergoing acupuncture may help relieve some arthritis symptoms. Read the article: Black Cherry Juice - What You Need to Know.

Keep in mind that if you're considering using it, talk with your doctor first. Self-treating and avoiding or delaying standard care can have serious consequences.

Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis or treatment by a licensed physician. It is not meant to cover all possible precautions, drug interactions, circumstances or adverse effects. You should seek prompt medical care for any health issues and consult your doctor before using alternative medicine or making a change to your regimen.

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