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The Use of Cherry Extract in Gout Treatment

Natural remedies for gout are becoming more popular lately. This is because they are more inexpensive than drug based treatments and they actually work. Research has shown that cherries are very promising in the management of gout.

Cherries are from the genus Prunus. The native range of the wild cherry is found within most of Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Cherries are rich in anthocyanins, which were shown to reduce pain and inflammation in rats. Anthocyanins are powerful antioxidants. These are specifically found in concentrated amounts as pigments in berries. Anthocyanin pigments have shown the ability to protect against lots of human diseases. These belong to the flavinoid group of phytochemicals. Laboratory results have shown potential health benefits against aging, cancer, bacterial infections, and inflammation.

In gout, uric acid overload in the body leads to the formation of tiny crystal deposits in the joints. The buildup of crystals causes joint inflammation or arthritis. Gout is a chronic condition and a progressive disease of the joints. The attacks are very painful with rapid onset of joint inflammation, pain, heat, and redness of the affected joint tissues.

Treatment of gout involves medications that decrease inflammation. Prevention of future attacks is as important as treatment of acute gout attacks. To avoid attacks, make sure you have adequate fluid intake but reduce alcohol consumption. Another way to manage gout is through weight reduction. Dietary changes and avoiding foods rich in protein and purines are necessary.

Pain relievers, NSAIDS, colchichine, allopurinol, and corticosteroids are the commonly used gout treatments. In addition to gout medicines, gout supplements have shown to aid in prevention of gout attacks. Cherry extract has powerful anti inflammatory properties. Preliminary research reveal that eating around 20 cherries a day or around one cup can cut the risk of recurrent gout attacks by fifty percent. A gout supplement with wild cherry such as GouTrol is an easy and convenient way to naturally manage gout, with equally excellent results.


Ingredients to sooth the symptoms of gout include a proprietary blend of the following:

  • Vita C
  • Wild cherry
  • Alfalfa
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Garlic