Gout is a type of arthritis that causes sudden and extremely painful attacks in the joints of the foot, knee, ankle, hand and wrist – especially the big toe.
It is a common joint condition affecting one in 14 men and one in 35 women. In men, it can occur any time after puberty, whereas in women it is uncommon before the menopause.
Gout is caused by excess uric acid in the bloodstream. An overload of uric acid can cause it to form into microscopic, needle-like, urate crystals in the joints, causing inflammation and intense pain.
All of the cells in the human body, and many of the foods we eat, contain substances known as purines. As old cells are broken down, or as foods are digested, these purines are converted to uric acid, which is carried in the blood.
Most people with gout have high levels of uric acid in their blood because they do not pass enough in their urine, often due to inefficient kidney function. High levels of purines in the diet and certain medications like diuretics are also factors that increase the occurrence of gout.
|Research from Northumbria University shows drinking Montmorency cherry juice lowers blood uric acid levels - helping reduce the frequency and severity of gout.|
|Montmorency cherries contain compounds called anthocyanins, which have anti-inflammatory properties - helping reduce the inflammation and pain associated with gout.|
It is recommended new customers take an initial three month supply of CherryActive® Concentrate. CherryActive® Capsules and CherryActive® Dried Cherries are also made from Montmorency cherries and are an alternative to the juice.**
Dried Montmorency cherries and freeze-dried powders may also help the condition. View CherryActive products range here >
"I had bad gout and was recommended CherryActive and since taking it every day I have very little pain left and getting on with my work which includes a lot of walking and carrying weights." Mike Johnson***
*Please note: CherryActive is a natural cherry juice concentrate and is not classed as a medicine and does not claim to treat, cure or prevent disease.
Results may vary from one person to another. You should visit your doctor, or other medical practitioner for medical advice.
**Nutritionist advice: Mix 30ml (two tbsp) CherryActive Concentrate in a regular glass of water and drink daily. You may wish to try two glasses a day (morning and evening) and drink extra water, if experiencing a twinge.
***These are testimonials from people suffering from gout pain who have purchased and used CherryActive, and experienced a reduction in symptoms as a result - however results may vary from one person to another.