Updated: Feb 26
Tahiti Trader Tart Cherry Organic Juice Concentrate Top 10 Benefits
Tahiti Trader’s Organic Tart Cherry Juice is a highly potent “Ready to Drink” juice from Organic Tart Cherries, which contain naturally occurring plant compounds called Phenolics and Anthocyanins. These special compounds have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that work to promote immune system health and overall health benefits in the body.
Tart cherry juice contains B vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium, omega-3 and omega-6 fats, in addition to antioxidants and other beneficial plant compounds. Compared to sweet cherry varieties, tart cherries contain 20 times more vitamin A, and their antioxidant levels are up to five times higher. Keep in mind that some varieties of tart cherry juice contain substantial amounts of added sugars, so opt for an unsweetened variety (Tahiti Trader’s Organic Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate has no added sugar).
There has been some confusion about the labeling of this product because it has "no added sugar" but on the nutritional facts, it shows "12g sugar, 9g added sugar"...so let us clarify:
Tahiti Trader's Organic Tart Cherry Concentrate contains 100% Organic Tart Cherry Concentrate...and nothing else...Just as our label states.
However, under Obama's FDA regulations, if a juice product contains "more sugars that a single strength juice" we must show the additional sugars as "added sugars."
You have nothing to worry about...It is just what we had to place on the label, because our Tart Cherry Concentrate contains more sugars than a single strength Tart Cherry Juice.
Top 10 Benefits
Supports Immune Function
Like all fruits and vegetables, cherries pack a powerful antioxidant and antiviral punch. Flavanoids, a type of antioxidant in cherry juice, are made by plants to fight infection. Research shows that these chemicals can have a significant impact on immune system function.
Supports healthy joint health
The high content of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory molecules in tart cherry have also spurned on its use for joint health. It especially supports the body to maintain health in cases of arthritis.
Helps fight uric acid deposits in joints—Helps Prevent Gout
A new study published in the Journal of Functional Foods shows that tart cherry juice can combat Gout, a type of arthritis that causes repeated attacks of intense pain and swelling. In the trial, participants drank tart cherry juice concentrate diluted with water. The fruit lowered levels of uric acid—the chemical that causes gout in high concentrations—and c-reactive protein, a biomarker of inflammation. Researchers give credit again to Anthocyanins, which also give the fruit it’s dark red hue.
Supports good cardiovascular health
A high intake of anthocyanins – abundant in purple and dark red fruits and vegetables like tart cherries – was associated with a decreased risk of myocardial infarction. High triglycerides in your blood can raise your risk of heart disease. A study found that consuming 8 ounces of tart cherry juice daily helped to lower triglycerides by 17 percent, on average. Scientists reported a 26 percent decrease in total cholesterol levels in mice that were given a tart cherry powder, as well as a 65 percent reduction in early death – likely due to improved cardiovascular health.
Supports restful & deep sleep
Insomnia is linked to a higher prevalence of chronic pain, high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes and a decline of cognitive function, or dementia. Individuals with insomnia may turn to sleeping pills; however, these sedative medications have been found to increase risk of falls in the elderly – which makes it increasingly important to find more natural sleep-aids without these apparent side effects. Tart cherries are a natural source of melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate the sleep-wake cycle.
Supports recovery from exercise induced muscle and joint soreness
Keeping up with your exercise regimen is a lot easier when you recover quickly after a workout. Tart cherry juice is rapidly gaining a following among elite athletes and weekend warriors as a drink that helps speed the recovery process. Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties (which have been highly valued by sufferers of arthritis and gout), tart cherry juice is now relied on for easing muscle soreness after exercise.
Why? The pain associated with exercise involves muscle damage, inflammation and oxidative stress. Tart cherries seem to help with all three due to the concentrated amounts of Anthocyanins inside. Studies suggest tart cherry juice has the ability to reduce muscle pain and weakness after bouts of intense strength training, as well as after long-distance running.
The anthocyanins that give tart cherries their color are likely responsible for their anti-inflammatory, pain-killing effect.
Rats with metabolic syndrome that were given cherry powder over a 3-month period had improved health in many ways. The amount of high fat in the blood decreased with the ingestion of tart cherries. Even better, abdominal (inside) fat came off. This is important as abdominal fat is the most damaging in terms of metabolic syndrome because it is more associated with free fatty acids in the blood, insulin resistance, and imbalanced hormones like testosterone. Not only did the harmful abdominal fat decrease, but the underlying metabolic problem improved with tart cherry as well. PPAR-alpha, a signal system on fat cells that responds to free fatty acids and increases fat storage (and represents how abnormal the weight gain process is), also decreased. Oftentimes with abdominal obesity and the poor metabolic process that comes with it, there is an increase in inflammatory chemicals. Tart cherry helped produce a decrease in those inflammatory compounds.
Support healthy brain function
Tart cherries may be the key to a brighter brain, according to research published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, which reports that high levels of antioxidants and anthocyanins in tart versus sweet cherries may slow degenerative brain diseases. In the study, mice with Alzheimer’s symptoms were fed cherry extract, fish oil, and emu oil. Mice running on tart cherry extract performed better on cognitive tests like object recognition than did the control group.