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If you’re looking for Bernard Jensen’s cherry concentrate that you used to find at GNC, look no further!
While published literature suggests that tart cherries have a higher overall concentration of phenolic compounds, the plant-based chemicals with associated health benefits, sweet cherries contain more anthocyanins.
Anthocyanins are naturally occurring compounds that contribute to a plant’s pigmentation. Anthocyanins impart blue, red, and purple coloring to plants.
Anthocyanins have amazing antioxidant properties, which we need to preserve the health and structural integrity of cells and to inhibit oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Anthocyanins are also believed to have great anti-inflammatory properties.*
According to best-selling author and physician Dr. Michael Greger, sweet cherries are a natural alternative to anti-inflammatory drugs due to their high anthocyanin concentration. While anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and naproxen suppress the enzyme responsible for pain and inflammation (COX-2), they also suppress the enzyme that protects the stomach lining (COX-1). This is why habitual use of anti-inflammatory drugs has been linked to deaths caused by bleeding and perforation of the stomach wall.
Cherries, however, suppress the inflammatory enzyme COX-2 with minimal effect on COX-1 enzyme.*
Dark Cherry Concentrate is 100% pure and natural, with no added sugar or other sweetener. And because it’s not diluted like other brands, Dark Cherry Concentrate mixes well with plain water, seltzer or other fruit and vegetable juices. Dark Cherry Concentrate is ideal as a delicious natural topping for yogurt, ice cream, pastries, tropical smoothies, and fruit cocktails. Try a simple preparation of 1 part cherry concentrate to 6 parts water - it's delicious! Or use it to enhance your Kidney Cleanse Tea.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What species of cherry is used in Dark Cherry Concentrate?
A: This concentrate is derived from 100% bing cherries (Prunus avium).
Q: Is Dark Cherry Concentrate derived from organic cherries?
A: The cherries are not certified organic but they do come from a supplier that uses organic farming practices.
Q: Is Dark Cherry Concentrate derived from non-GMO cherries?
A: Yes. The cherries are non-GMO.
Q: Are there any added sugars?
A: No. Dark Cherry Concentrate contains only the natural sugar from the cherries. No additional sugar or other sweeteners are added.
Q: What is the brix score for Dark Cherry Concentrate?
A: Our Dark Cherry Concentrate has a Brix score of 68 (68⁰Bx). The Brix scale measures the percentage of solids in a given weight of plant juice and is often expressed as the percentage of sucrose (sugar). Today many farmers use the Brix chart to evaluate produce quality.
Q: What does Extra Quality mean?
A: The term Extra Quality refers to the quality of the cherries used to make the concentrate. Cherries in the Extra class must meet certain qualifications for size, appearance, and color. Cherries in the Extra class are superior to cherries in Class I and Class II.
As with any dietary or herbal supplement, you should advise your health care practitioner of the use of this product. If you have ulcers, gallstones or are nursing, pregnant, or considering pregnancy, you should consult your health care provider prior to taking this product. The use of this supplement is not intended to treat any disease, and does not claim to cure or prevent any disease.
Interaction with Medication and Other Supplements
If you are taking medications, you should check with your physician or pharmacist prior to using our products. You can also get drug interaction information from one of the many sites on the internet. Search for: Interaction with Medications, Supplements.
Note Regarding Children
Please do personal research and consult with your health care professional before giving any supplements to children. Suggested use is typically designed for adults and may be higher than you would give to a child.
Consult with Your Healthcare Professional
Please do not use the directions as a substitute for the advice from your health care professional. We are not responsible or liable for any actions or diagnosis made by you based on the instructions. We encourage you to consult with your health care professional, do personal research, and check all our ingredients against a reference book before consuming this product.
*Disclaimer Notice: Our statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases. Please note that reference to Dr. Clark protocols or production methods does not imply that our products can be proven to be any better than other similar products when using US government approved science. Prices are subject to change without notice. Please read full disclaimer here.</spa
100% Dark Sweet Cherry Concentrate (from Bing Cherries)
Refrigerate after opening.