What if I told you there was a supplement that improves blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes control, decreases inflammation, reduces muscle soreness after exercise and improves markers of oxidative stress?
No, I’m not channeling Morpheus from the Matrix. There is such a supplement. Cherry extract has all these benefits and is becoming a very popular supplement.
Higher intakes of fruits and vegetables are associated with lower inflammatory markers and lower overall disease burden in humans. We are meant to eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Most of us don’t get the number of servings we need.
Fruits that contain polyphenols (red and blue pigments that are powerful antioxidants) have incredible health benefits for our bodies. Besides cherries, red, blue and purple fruits like berries and pomegranates are rich in polyphenols. If it will stain a white shirt, it probably is good for you!
I was looking for scientific support for the cherry extract claims and found a great article published in 2018 that summarizes the current research.
- Better control of blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol
- Lower markers of inflammation and oxidative stress
- Decreased uric acid and gout attacks
- Less pain, muscle damage and recovery time after exercise
- Better sleep
- Decreased anxiety and improved memory and mood
Unfortunately I haven’t been able to find any third-party quality testing guidance on cherry extract supplements. If you’ve been following the blog for awhile you know I always recommend supplements from the Shaklee Corporation, and you can click this link to read about why.
Shaklee’s PM Recovery Complex is part of the Performance line of sports products and was developed to reduce muscle damage and pain after exercise. From now until the end of July this product is on sale for a 15% reduced price. Even better, from now until 7/21 Shaklee is offering free membership with any purchase!
Shaklee membership is forever and provides a 15% discount on product purchases AND you get me! Your distributor is there to provide personalized guidance based on your health goals and preferences and help handle any problems. We get to know our Shaklee family members so as to take care of them and help them live their best and healthiest life 🙂
If you have any concerns about your blood pressure, blood sugar or cholesterol, have joint pain or other inflammatory conditions, or struggle with mood and sleep problems, you might want to give cherry extract a try. If you try it with Shaklee you’re not taking any risk – it’s guaranteed to help you!
QUESTION: Have you heard of cherry extract supplements? Have you tried them?