Dr Oz: Tart Cherry Juice For Heart Disease, Pain Relief & Sleep Aid

Dr Oz did a segment called Tart Cherry Juice: The Ultimate Antioxidant.  Doctor Oz said his grandfather had a Tart Cherry farm and recently scientists have been discovering that Tart Cherry Juice may be nature’s ultimate antioxidant – even more-so than blueberry, cranberries and oranges.  Dr Oz’s assistant said that she tried Tart Cherry Juice and that she loves it.  She described it as very tart but sweet at the same time.

Dr Oz: Tart Cherry Juice Pain Relief

Dr Oz said that one of the benefits of Tart Cherry Juice is that it provides pain relief.  In a study it Dr Oz Tart Cherry Juice Benefitswas found to reduce the muscle pain and joint pain in athletes.  Why?  Dr Oz said that you have an enzyme in your body that can create inflammation.  However, Tart Cherry Juice blocks the enzyme and so it cannot create inflammation in your body.

Dr Oz: Tart Cherry Juice Fights Heart Disease

Dr Oz said that Tart Cherry Juice reduces the number of Triglycerides in your blood, and therefore it is great for fighting off heart disease.

Dr Oz: Tart Cherry Juice Sleep Aid

Dr Oz said that your brain is made up of all kinds of intricate elements.  Light shoot back through your eyes into your brain, which is how your body can tell if it is daytime or nighttime.  If it is nighttime, your brain secretes melatonin which makes you sleep well.  However, if there are lots of lights  on or you are starring at a computer screen or television screen, then you can disrupt the melatonin’s process and the melatonin can rush out of your brain.  One of the best natural sources of melatonin is Tart Cherry Juice, which increases your Melatonin Levels so that you end up a lot sleepier!  Do not eat late at night, instead try drinking some Tart Cherry Juice around dinner-time or 3 hours before bed and you should get a much better night’s sleep!

Comments

  1. GINA says

    Hi, I saw the Dr Oz’s show this afternoon and I am interested to know where can we get the \tart cherry juice\ ? Please provide the store listing that sell them in the glass bottles vs. cans. I am on the Northeast region area, close to NYC and CT.

    Thanks,
    Gina

  2. says

    I would like to know where to buy Tart Cherry Juice as well, please. I am in South Florida. Any new comments on how to use Arctic Root (besides in Vodka)??? I have been waiting for some time to see this topic revisited. Thanks ahead, Kathleen

  3. Alberta says

    A few weeks ago Dr Oz spoke about the cherry juice for a sleep aid along and also chia seed. I have used both and Yes! It has made it much easier to go back to sleep between that 1-3am time period.
    Thank you so much for such a fun and informative show!
    I love your demos ex: fiber & oil, oatmeal last year with the large tube. These stick in my mind. I went and checked out my fiber count yesterday after seeing the show and was suprised at the fiber counts for each food item. I barely had gotten in the 25 grams. I have lost 10 pounds since the Jan 1, 2011. The fiber gram count will be a great thing to add to my food log.

  4. Alberta says

    Also, I found the tart cherry juice at Fred Myer. I would think any health food store would have it also.

  5. Lana says

    Anyone in Los Angeles that has found a tart cherry juice with low sugar? I am on a no sugar lifestyle and the ones online have too much. Appreciate the help!

  6. Tish Lawrence says

    You can find Tart Cherry Concentrate at Walmart in the cooler section where the juice is right next to the Naked drinks.

  7. lee teajune says

    For Lana
    Lana I used to drink cherry juice that I bought in my local Kroger
    store. It is called FruitFast. I loved it since it tasted like cherries off of the tree. It is was fresh and I found it in the produce section. After 2 years of drinking it I just got sick of having to mix it everyday.. I called up the company and found out they
    have a cherry pill that is not a powder but is the whole fruit made into a paste and
    put into a soft gelcap. The great part is that they removed the natural sugar so I do not have the
    calories and I have the same benefits.
    Good luck to you .
    Thank you Lee

  8. Carrie says

    Trader Joes sells Cherry Juice. It doesn’t say tart on the label, but it is actually a tart cherry juice. it comes in a big glass bottle for about $4.99, maybe a little bit less.

  9. Carrie says

    Trader Joes has the best price on 100% Cherry juice. Also has Pomegranete ,Cranberry and Blueberry
    All 100%, nothing added. Several dollars cheaper than other places.

  10. Emrah says

    Hi
    Tart cherry is very popular in Turkey known visne suyu as he mentioned in the show. If you can find a Turkish grocery you can find the juice. However they are usually name sourcherry juice.

  11. Cassandra Russell says

    Hi i live in Edmonton and all we can find is black cherry juice. is there a difference and if so where can i find tart cherry juice?

  12. Rae says

    I can’t drink the cherry juice it has to much sugar, I switched over to the tart cherry capsules from Fruit Advantage and they work great.

  13. lori says

    Rae, thanks for posting that! I’m diabetic and can’t have as much of the juice as it seems everyone is drinking. I’ll try the capsules!

  14. Lana says

    Thank you Lee! I appreciate the help, I am going to look for it, if anyone else is on no sugar lifestyle, please post what you’re using.

    Blessings to all

  15. says

    From the cherry growers point of view…

    The research is on the Montmorency variety of tart cherry, an ancient variety brought to the Great Lakes area by early French explorers. It is the standard American pie cherry. Most of the production is in northern Michigan, with some grown in Door county Wisconsin and in Utah. It is a small industry consisting of small family growers.

    There is a tremendous amount of interest now in this fruit, and many marketers are scrambling to get on the bandwagon and cash in. There are diluted and blended products, mislabeled products, and products made from the wrong type of cherry.

    Look for unpasteurized concentrate that has been reduced to 1-8, measured as 68 Brix, and make sire it is 100% Montmorency cherries. There are products on the shelf that are mostly cheap apple juice concentrate imported from China, and there is “Black Cherry” juice concentrate. we grow Black cherries here, and they are a great fresh eating fruit, but relatively low in anti-oxidant capacity.

    Pasteurization degrades the nutrition levels, and a 1-8 concentrate obviates the need for pasteurization.

    As growers, we would like to see people buy from the growers, obviously, but there are a couple of good reasons for doing that. First, the connection between Montmorency cherries and various health benefits may be the strongest connection between diet and health since lemons as a treatment for scurvy, and as interest grows we will run up against the limit imposed by there being only so many trees in the ground. The growers are re-investing the revenue from tart cherry juice concentrate into planting new trees. Secondly, the value, quality and freshness is going to be better if you buy directly from the grower.

    Growers selling tart cherry juice concentrate include Seaquist Orchard and Wood Orchard in Wisconsin, Cherry Ridge in Utah, and Friske Orchards, Coloma and us in Michigan – we are King Orchards.

    There are companies that are little more than a sales office calling themselves “farms,” by the way.

    Expect to pay about $20 per quart – that is a fair price, and keep in mind that at 1-8 concentration a quart represents two gallons of juice. That comes to $2.50 per drinkable quart. There are companies selling smaller sizes at inflated prices so be careful there.

  16. says

    The research is on the Montmorency variety of tart cherry, an ancient variety brought to the Great Lakes area by early French explorers. It is the standard American pie cherry. Most of the production is in northern Michigan, with some grown in Door county Wisconsin and in Utah, and a few in Washington and New York states. It is a small industry consisting of small family growers.

    There is a tremendous amount of interest now in this fruit, and many marketers are scrambling to get on the bandwagon and cash in. There are diluted and blended products, mislabeled products, and products made from the wrong type of cherry.

    Look for unpasteurized concentrate that has been reduced to 1-8, measured as 68 Brix, and make sure it is 100% Montmorency cherries. There are products on the shelf that are mostly cheap apple juice concentrate imported from China, and there is “Black Cherry” juice concentrate. We grow Black cherries here, and they are a great fresh eating fruit, but relatively low in anti-oxidant capacity. Pasteurization degrades the nutrition levels, and a 1-8 concentrate obviates the need for pasteurization.

    As growers, we would like to see people buy from the growers, obviously, but there are a couple of good reasons for doing that. First, the connection between Montmorency cherries and various health benefits may be the strongest connection between diet and health since lemons as a treatment for scurvy, and as interest grows we will run up against the limit imposed by there being only so many trees in the ground. The growers are re-investing the revenue from tart cherry juice concentrate into planting new trees. Secondly, the value, quality and freshness is going to be better if you buy directly from the grower.

    Growers selling tart cherry juice concentrate include Seaquist Orchard and Wood Orchard in Wisconsin, Cherry Ridge in Utah, and Friske Orchards, Coloma and us in Michigan – we are King Orchards.

    There are companies that are little more than a sales office calling themselves “farms,” by the way, so be careful there.

    Expect to pay about $20 per quart – that is a fair price, and keep in mind that at 1-8 concentration a quart represents two gallons of juice. That comes to $2.50 per drinkable quart. There are companies selling smaller sizes at inflated prices so be careful there.

  17. John Gumpert says

    The best cherry juice on the market is cheribundi! Their tart cherry juice is made not from concentrate. It tastes better and is more efficacious. They also have a lighter version that has less sugar. A good alternative for diabetics. Visit their website at http://www.cheribundi.com I usually buy their product at Whole Foods.

  18. Carolyn Hudson says

    Purchased two one quart bottles of UDA Certified Organic Tart Cherry Juice (from concentrate) at the local Kroger’s. It was $5.99 per quart. The maker is R. W. Knudsen. It is delicious!!

  19. Tobi says

    I got some at Whole Foods, 365 Organic brand, 32 oz for about $4.something. It is tart, but the kind of tart that creates a craving. I’m just starting it today for osteoarthritis, so can’t comment on how well it works, yet.

  20. Romualda Klever says

    I started drinking tart Cherry juice when I watched DR OZ,it works great. I found it at GNC only $9.99 for a 16 ounce concentrate and it’s also 100% pure organic juice, it is gluten free and no sugar added.

  21. Andrea says

    I got Tart Cherry Juice at Shop N Save (hannaford) and paid about $4 for a quart! Organic Just Tart Cherry Juice by Knudsen

  22. Steve says

    You can buy Tart cherry juice at Wholefoods for about 4.69 / 32 oz. Krogers also sells it for a few more dollars around 6.49 for 32 oz.

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  24. Jamie says

    Cheribundi can be purchased at grocery stores. I don’t know about any other places. But as I was shopping at Stop & Shop in Norwich, CT, they were selling the regular size plastic bottles for $2.49 which I think is about 8 oz. I bought the 32 oz for $7.99. It is tart but a good kind of tart. Not to tart though for your eyes to squint. Tastes very good. I just hope it does what ot says it does.

  25. Jamie says

    My kids tried cheribundi and my 3 year old says, it’s tasty, I want more. So, I’ll have to buy lots of it because we are a family of 7. I hope kids can drink it.

  26. Jessica says

    Does anyone know how much concentrate (tart cherry powder) is equivalent to 8 oz of the liquid?

  27. Dora says

    The study sites that the cherry juice was taken once in the morning and once 2 hours before bed. Why would you drink a source of melatonin in the morning? Wouldn’t it make you sleepy?

  28. Myra says

    was curious if you could put 1/2 a tsp of concentrate in a 10 month old baby bottle to help get good sleep habits started?

  29. Patrick says

    Question for Mike Berst:

    Where can I find the unpasteurized tart cherry juice concentrate that you recommend? It seems that none of the farms you listed, including your own, sell an unpasteurized concentrate. I’m also only interested in an organic concentrate, since cherries are usually heavily sprayed with pesticides.

    Any brand recommendations and where I can get them would be greatly appreciated.

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