How Cheribundi Cherry Juice Improves Health

The Story of Cheribundi Cherry Juice

Would you ever think that simple tart cherry juice could relieve pain? Prevention Magazine February 2013 contained an article about healthy juices with enticing photos of the sparkling drinks. Named in the article was Cheribundi, a bright red bubbly healthy drink.What an exciting product to investigate for its nutritional value. Stores, including Wegmans and Amazon.com and Cheribundi.com carry it. Cheribundi.com is a website with vast information and ordering instructions, claiming it to be an NFL favorite. Boulder, Colorado residents boast about the popular organic Whole Foods Market, and they carry the product as do many other Whole Food Markets. The information in this piece presents the story of the juice, benefits, and truths of the claims of this juice.

Cherries Can Improve Health

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NFL Favorite

The site claims the drink is good for pain such as gout and arthritis. Both tart cherries and sweet cherries may help with these disorders. The site even talks about selling it to NFL, MLB, and NHL teams to help with pain. Names of teams on site add credibility to the story.

Development of the Juice

Food scientists at Cornell University investigated the story that eating tart cherries helped with back pain. The fruit contains phytonutrients, which help in body health. Cornell worked with the drink company to develop it with a process to retain the phytonutrients. Fifteen different varieties provide relief to anyone from a health nut to a football player. They range from cherry light to cherry green tea. The article in Prevention also states a light version made with Stevia helps those who must avoid sugar. Each 8-ounce jar contains fifty cherries. The ingredients are cherry juice, water, and apple juice.

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Studies and Evidence of Health Benefits

Dr. Ehmet Oz, famous talk show host and trusted physician touts the benefits of tart cherry juice on doctoroz.com. He indicates the fruit contains melatonin, which is a natural food, and helps sleep. He claims it is good for heart disease and arthritis due to its antioxidants and suggests taking the drink on an empty stomach and to avoid drinking it within three hours of bedtime. It sounds like a liquid filled to the brim with miracles.

Cherryjuicepower.com funded research at Michigan State and University of Texas. They found tart cherry juice to have the greatest antioxidant of any fruit. Dr. Malachy McHugh states that the it allows the body to recover from intense exercise. He is the director of sports medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan with a Phd in sports medicine.

Another study performed at the Oregon Health and Science University took twenty women aged forty to seventy with arthritis. The women drank it 2 times daily for three weeks. A marked improvement in their inflammatory levels resulted from this regimen. The report appeared in Medical News Today in June 2012

This drink taken daily reduced arthritis pain by twenty percent at a study at Baylor University, according to Medicinenet.com, in June 2012.

Cheribundi Cherry Juice

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Amazon Reviewers Pros Cons

The Amazon website contains reviews of this item, most with a 5 score. The only negative comments were on high price, a need to dilute with water to take away strong taste, and the twenty-eight grams of sugar in an 8-ounce bottle. The drink made with Stevia is the answer for the sugar issue. Someone else commented a way to get it cheaper is to purchase the concentrate and add seltzer water.

One reviewer proclaimed the essence tastes like cherry pie, and she adds a little vanilla to it. A physician advised another reviewer to drink it to help her arthritis. Some consumers claimed it helps them sleep, and others had little pain after exercising. Another said she loved it so much she would buy it without health benefit

Some Precautions

WebMD states that patients should discuss juicing with their doctors. The Cheribundi cherry juice has twenty-eight grams of sugar. Drinking the cherry with apple juice might cause problems for diabetics. Anything unusual you put in your body may need a physician's approval, if you are elderly or have a compromised immune system. Dr. Oz does not mention a problem, and another physician stated that the body would discard what it did not need.

Pinterest has a board on Cheribundi, and Facebook has a Favorites page on it. Its popularity seems to be expanding. This author has used the juice, drinking a little at a time and received help with arthritic pain.

Drinking Cheribundi

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Summary

Cheribundi cherry juice is very popular, both as a drink, and as a pain reliever, sleep inducer, and an exercise relaxant, according to the experts. Some of the researchers say it helps the heart. Other brands exist, also sold by Amazon.. The Amazon reviewers, for the most part, liked the Cheribundi, and no one claimed ill effects from it. Even WebMD.com states it has been used in medicine but to be cautious and get a physician's opinion before embarking on a path to freedom from pain. If you think it is too strong, you can dilute it with ice cubes.. The fact that so many athletic teams use it gives it credibility.. Cutting back on the sugar by drinking the juice made with the Stevia sugar substitute is an option to consider. Talk to your physician, try the Cheribundi or another tart cherry drink, and even eat tart cherries. It does sound like a miracle. Prevention Magazine mentions it in their healthy juice article. Accept it for what it is, and if it helps even some people, it is worth shouting its benefits. Maybe you can make somebody better by spreading the word. Try it. You may like the bubbly drink with the refreshing taste that might improve your health. Maybe you could increase your life span or at least live a more quality life. Imagine sitting by the blue sparkling water of the ocean, waves rolling in, the bright sun on your face, hair blowing in the breeze, body almost pain free, as you take in the deep breaths of relaxation.

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Comments 19 comments

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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

I've never heard of this but am certainly willing to try it given the pain I experience with my MS. Thanks for writing about it.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

Thanks for this Cheribundi story, Brake. I know the healthful value of cherries so try to eat them daily when they are available.


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brakel2 3 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Author

Hi Flourish- Thank you for reading my hub and deciding to try the juice for pain. I drink a little at a time, and it helps me. Cherries are so delicious, and we have been eating a lot of cherries lately. We can't get tart ones in Oklahoma so use sweet ones. Best of luck with your health problems, and may the juice help you. I have read some of your hubs and enjoy them. Hugs Audrey


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brakel2 3 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Author

Hi drbj Thank you for reading the story of Cheribundi cherry juice. I did not know about cherry benefits until I read Prevention Magazine. It sounds like you have known about them for a long time. Ever since i read about it, we have been buying cherries, and we love them. I wish they were available all year. Then I found the juice. I am finding so many good products, since we have a Whole Foods organic market here. I am glad you liked the story, and it is so good to have you at my site. I have read some of your hubs and will do so again. Take care.


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Writer Fox 3 years ago from the wadi near the little river

I've never heard about Cheribundi juice before but I really, really love cherries. After reading this, I'm eager to find the juice, too.


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brakel2 3 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Author

Thanks Writer Fox for reading my hub on cherry juice. I never ate cherries, but now I love them. We can't get the tart cherries in Oklahoma so have to be satisfied with the sweet ones. Prevention magazine got me started on the cherries and the juice. HubPages has so many articles about food items that are good for you. I think I am obsessed with the site. Please continue to write those wonderful hubs. I learn a lot from your writing. Audrey


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota

This is so interesting Audrey. I have never heard of this drink but will surely try it. I love hearing about natural ways to help the immune system after my cancer journey. I have trouble sleeping and have pain when I sleep at night. I'll let you know how it works for me. I'm sharing this informative article. Hope you have a great weekend Audrey.


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

I have heard of the benefits of concentrated cherry juice helping gout, so it makes sense that it would help arthritis. Thanks for this hub. Sharing it and pinning it.


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Careermommy 3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

brakel2, this is a great hub. I'm a big believer in tart cherry juice. I was drinking it pretty regularly to relax before bedtime. It is an acquired test, but I love it now!


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brakel2 3 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Author

Thanks Peggy for reading my article on cherry juice. I love it and also any kind of cherry. I just learned about frozen tart cherries'availability in our area. Sure am glad it helps you. Thanks for sharing and pinning. Good luck with your writing and congrats on good score. Audrey


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brakel2 3 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Author

Hi Twin. Thank you so much for reading my article. I still drink it, but not a whole bottle at one time. It's fun to drink it by spacing it out. It does help me. They carry it at a local health food store now. I am glad you are doing well and hope the juice helps you if you decide to try it. Blessings. Audrey. Thanks for sharing.


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Movie Master 2 years ago from United Kingdom

Your hubs are always packed full of interesting, useful and important information - I need to find the time to read more!!!

Cheribundi cherries are new to me, I will have to find the juice.

Thank you and voting up, best wishes lesley


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brakel2 2 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Author

Hi Lesley - Thanks for reading my hub and commenting. I love the cherry juice, and can get Cheribundi at my health food store. The reason I picked that brand is because of the article in the magazine. I don't like to drink a lot at one time, so drink a little. . My granddaughter loves it. In the winter, I buy frozen cherries and put them in smoothies. I love your hubs and your great photography. When I read one, I want to read more. I wish there were more hours in the day to do everything. Reading hubs always brightens my day. Thanks again. Blessings. Audrey


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PegCole17 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Exactly what I needed to read today. I will be looking for the Cheribundi juice in my local stores.


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brakel2 2 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Author

Hi Peg. I'm glad you liked my cherry juice hub and hope you like it when you try it. My local health food store carries it. A friend uses cherry juice for migraines. I love to read your hubs and will stop by soon. Good luck with your writing Blessings. Audrey


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida

We have a friend who suffers from Gout. Someone told him about this product, and he says he is getting wonderful relief from using it! I am going to share this Hub with my friend on FB.

Voted up, etc.etc.


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brakel2 2 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Author

Hi Mary - Thank you so much for reading my hub on cherry juice. It is supposed to help gout, so I hope your friend has success with the juice. It was so great to read your article, and I am glad you found this one. Best of luck in your new surroundings, and hope you enjoy being near your daughter. Blessings, Audrey


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janshares 2 years ago from Washington, DC

I discovered cherry juice recently and try to buy it when it's on sale. I just bought a bottle yesterday. I've never heard of Cheribundi. I've found good brands in the super markets. I didn't know that it's used widely in the NFL. I will continue to drink up! This is an informative hub, so glad I stopped by, Audrey. Voted up, useful, and interesting.


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brakel2 2 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Author

Hi Jan Any cherry juice is fine. I hope you like it. This site has so many ideas to help health problems. Of course, you often must double check with your doctor. Thanks for stopping by and commenting in a positive manner. Good luck with your writing. Blessings. Audrey

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