May 11, 2020
Fibromyalgia Awareness
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition causing pain all over the body as well as other symptoms, including fatigue and sleep...
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Apr 22, 2020
Cherries – the natural way to stop gout
Consumption of Montmorency cherries (in juice or supplement form) may help you stop painful attacks of gout.  Discover more below....
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Mar 04, 2020
Immunity Protection
A study (read the study here), has shown that taking Montmorency cherry juice daily may boost your immunity and help prevent respiratory...
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Feb 07, 2020
Three Simple Steps to Avoid Gout
Three Simple Steps to Avoid Gout, by health and nutrition expert, Patrick Holford:   Recommendation: Take 30ml CherryActive concentrate with water,...
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Feb 07, 2020
Mail on Sunday article about a natural, cherry remedy to stop Gout
Read this Mail on Sunday article about a natural, cherry remedy to stop Gout.     Recommendation: Take 30ml CherryActive...
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Jul 09, 2019
CherryActive - A Natural Remedy For Gout
Gout occurs when excess uric acid crystallises in the joints, causing swelling and intense pain. Doctors and leading nutrition experts...
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Apr 08, 2019
Three cheers for the cherry
How much difference can an unassuming little red fruit really make to a life crippled by a debilitating disease like gout? Enough for CherryActive owner, John Carey, to reinvent his life around it... Click title to read more
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Mar 26, 2019
Montmorency cherries 'may ease joint-related inflammation'

People with arthritis may benefit from eating plenty of tart (sour) cherries, according to US scientists. Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University studied 20 women, aged 40 to 70, with inflammatory  osteoarthritis. Participants were asked to drink tart cherry juice twice a day for three weeks.


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Dec 11, 2018
Five Steps to Beat Gout this Christmas
Take CherryActive twice a day.  Research shows drinking CherryActive (100% concentrated Montmorency cherry juice) lowers uric acid in the blood. ...
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Oct 01, 2018
Fighting the agony of gout with a daily glass of cherry juice
Gout occurs when excess uric acid crystallises in the joints. Now doctors say drinking cherry juice daily could help beat condition. The juice helps clear excess uric acid from the body in just a few hours.
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Feb 20, 2018
Why we Should be More Aware of the Health Benefits of Beetroot
By Dr Michael Mosley, written for The Times, 13th February 2018Beetroot is one of the few vegetables that live up...
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Nov 15, 2017
Drinking Cherry Juice Could Help You Sleep an Extra 84 Minutes a Night!
By Francesca Rice, for Country Living  Anyone who has struggled to sleep will tell you nothing is more debilitating than...
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Nov 01, 2017
Health Benefits of Pomegranate Juice
 Health Benefits of Pomegranate Juice Pomegranate juice contains a number of naturally-occurring compounds, including punicalagins and punicic acid, that can...
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Sep 11, 2017
Active Edge - A fresh new look, the same great products!
Today we are pleased to announce our re-brand with fresh new packaging, a new product pipeline and a new name;...
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May 18, 2016
Northumbria University - Montmorency Cherry Juice Research Summary
High blood pressure lowers significantly after drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice! Drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice significantly reduces high blood...
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May 05, 2016
High blood pressure? Drinking cherry juice is 'as good as medication', study claims
Drinking cherry juice is as good as taking drugs at reducing blood pressure, researchers have found. People who drank 60ml of...
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Nov 09, 2015
Drinking CherryActive for better sleep
If you have difficulty sleeping, a daily shot of cherry juice can help you to nod off more easily. The...
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Sep 23, 2015
Cherry Aid for Arthritis
“Cherry juice is being tested as a new treatment for osteoarthritis. It follows earlier research suggesting that compounds in cherries-particulary...
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Jul 29, 2015
The recipe for a long healthy life? Celery and beetroot! They're rich in nitrates which help lower blood pressure

By Jerome Burne (for the Daily Mail) - 28th July 2015. (picture courtesy of

Asked what nitric oxide gas is, many people might suggest it's 'hippy crack', the legal high that's landed so many Premier League footballers in trouble.

In fact that's nitrous oxide. But thanks to some recent and dramatic discoveries, nitric oxide could soon be far better known — for its many health benefits, rather than any dangers. Click title to read more.

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Jul 10, 2015
Can eating cherries banish your jelly belly?

George Washington would surely have left his father's cherry tree undamaged if he knew knew what scientists are learning today.

For studies reveal that cherries are unusually rich in health-promoting compounds which can trim our tummy, help prevent heart disease, make exercise easier and even improve our sleep.

by John Naish, Mail ONLINE & Daily Mail (FemailMAGAZINE) - 10th July 2015

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Jun 18, 2015
Beetroot juice 'helps lower blood pressure'

Amrita Ahluwalia, lead author of the study and a professor of vascular pharmacology at The Barts and The London Medical School, said: ‘We were surprised by how little nitrate was needed to see such a large effect.’

‘Our hope is that increasing one’s intake of vegetables with a high dietary nitrate content, such as green leafy vegetables or beetroot, might be a lifestyle approach that one could easily employ to improve cardiovascular health.’  Click title to read more

Jenny Hope, Medical Correspondent - Daily Mail 16th April 2013

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Jun 18, 2015
Is Beetroot the new Viagra?

The Romans famously consumed beetroot to boost their bedroom antics, and what stimulated the senses in Roman times is still working today.  With many people of our age describing sex as a chore, or feeling too tired, stressed or unattractive, should we be making more effort to bring the bounce back into our bedrooms?

You can’t beat Beetroot!  Click title to read more

Fighting Fifty 

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Jun 18, 2015

With its sweet, earthy taste and ruby-red interior, beetroot is a favourite of foodies, but there’s far more to it than that. Roger Dobson explains how the secret weapon of sports stars increase fitness and can help stave off cancer... Click title to read more

Mail on Sunday, Health - March 10th 2013

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Jun 17, 2015
Growing young with antioxidants

What makes us age?

The entire process of ageing, from your first wrinkle to worsening eyesight, depends on oxidation. Put simply, we run on oxygen. We make energy by combusting carbohydrate with oxygen. The net result is our own exhaust fumes called 'free oxidising radicals', sometimes called oxidants or free radicals.

By Patrick Holford, Positive Food - January 2011

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Jun 15, 2015
Cherry your health today!

Researchers continue to explore the benefits of 'superfruits' - a group of nutrient-rich fruits with powerful antioxidant properties, and which have potentially disease-fighting properties.

Montmorency cherries (Prunus cerasus) contains anthocyanins - plant pigments that have been linked to a variety of health benefits, and melatonin, which may help healthy sleep. In fact, these cherries (which account for the majority of cherries in the U.S) contain 13.5ng (nanograms) of melatonin, and studies show that plant sources can positively affect sites in the brain and other tissues, helping the vascular system and lessen inflamation. But how much do you have to have? Researchers from the marianna University School of Medicine in Japan speculate that eating just a handful of Montmorency cherries will increase melatonin levels in the blood.

Reference: Wang, 1999 - Journal of Natural Products

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May 07, 2015
Life really is a bowl of cherries

They can help you reach a ripe old age, say experts.

Eating a portion of sour cherries every day can help combat heart disease, strokes and diabetes, a scientific study has revealed.

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Apr 29, 2015
Drinking cherry juice helps keep you young
Just one glass of cherry juice a day can slow down the ageing process - and may even save your life, scientists are claiming. Click title to read more
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Apr 01, 2015
Beetroot - Ways to boost your health
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Oct 29, 2014
High blood pressure? You can't beat eating Beetroot

High blood pressure? You can't beat eating beetroot. The nitrates in beetroot are so active that it's being investigated for controlling blood pressure on intensive care units

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Oct 24, 2014
Goodbye to Gout by Patrick Holford

Gout is actually a form of arthritis, sometimes called gouty arthritis. The cause of gout is thought to be a build-up of uric acid, a substance in the blood that should be excreted from the body via the kidneys.

If you are unfortunate enough to suffer from the painful symptoms of gout, you will probably be prescribed NSAIDs (in the absence of kidney or digestive problems) or another form of drug to lower urate levels. Other measures include a low purine diet, weight loss in the case of obesity and lowering alcohol intake.

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Oct 21, 2014
Can cherry juice concentrate can help gout?
I've been promoting it for years so was very pleased to see the article by Rachel Ellis in the Daily Mail recently: 'A daily drink of cherry juice concentrate could help thousands of patients beat gout, according to new research'.
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Aug 01, 2014
Cherry juice ‘is as good as 23 portions of fruit and veg’
Drinking a glass of cherry juice a day offer the same health benefits as eating 23 portions of fruit and vegetables, research reveals...Click title to read more
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Jul 01, 2014
Life is a bowl of cherries

With their sharp, sweet taste and deep red colour, cherries are a traditional English summer delicacy that have made their way into many of the nations favourite treats.

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Jul 01, 2014
The Chemistry of Beetroot

Why can Beetroot turn urine red? The chemistry of beetroot
Article published on 03/11/14 by
The latest of the food science graphics looks at the chemistry of beetroot. An unusual effect of beetroot is that it can cause ‘beeturia’, or a red colouration to the urine, after ingestion. This is a condition that only affects an estimated 10-14% of the population, so what are the chemical compounds behind it, and why isn’t it a universal effect?

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Jun 04, 2014
Beetroot Juice - Heart Friendly Supplements

Beetroot juice supplies dietary nitrates that cause blood vessels to dilate so blood pressure falls... Click title to read more

Your Wellness - April 2013

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Jun 02, 2014
Have an Active Summer

Montmorency Cherries - Nature's Healing Fruit... Click title to read more

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Jun 01, 2014
Cherry juice 'protects body'

A small glass of cherry juice contains the equivalent of 20 five-a-day portions of fruit and vegetables, scientists say.

Daily Telegraph - September 2008

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May 01, 2014
BeetActive - 9 out of 10 best hangover cure!

Betacyanin, the pigment that gives beetroot its colour, is an antioxidant which speeds up detoxification in your liver. This enables the body to turn alcohol into a less harmful substance that can be excreted faster than normal  Click title to read more

Matthew Barbour, The Sun - 15th October 2013

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Feb 07, 2012
Cherries helped me beat arthritis
‘Most of us take opening a screw-top jar for granted, just as I did – until two years ago, when my fingers started feeling stiff and painful when I woke up in the morning. I couldn't straighten them up or grip, and the joints swelled to double their normal size.'
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