Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition causing pain all over the body as well as other symptoms, including fatigue and sleep problems. The whole of May but more specifically the 12th, is dedicated to raising awareness and allowing people within the community to share their struggles. There is no known cure for Fibromyalgia and diagnosis of the disease can be difficult as there is no specific test and symptoms can vary; making awareness important for sufferers and non-sufferers.
1 in 20 people are said to be affected by Fibromyalgia, with Lady Gaga being one of the most famous sufferers. Gaga, as well as an advocate for the condition, is vocal about bringing awareness and support because Fibromyalgia is not a very well known condition. With no known cause or cure, leaving many looking for alternative methods - hundreds of Fibromyalgia sufferers are gaining relief from muscular and joint soreness and improved sleep by taking CherryActive Montmorency cherry juice or capsules.
CherryActive is made from Montmorency cherries, which contain anthocyanins - natural anti-inflammatory properties. These anti-inflammatory properties help with reducing joint pain that is often present all over the body for most Fibromyalgia suffers. Anthocyanins are more effective than vitamin C, four times more potent as an antioxidant than the well-known vitamin E, and have been compared to ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen for their anti-inflammatory action.
Fibromyalgia sufferers also find that sleep is massively affected. Montmorency cherries are one of the few known natural food sources of melatonin – the hormone that regulates the sleep cycle. A study conducted at the University of Texas Health Sciences Centre found that Montmorency cherries contain substantial amounts of melatonin, at levels higher than normally found in human blood. Furthermore, research has proven that CherryActive can significantly increase the quantity and quality of sleep if taken approximately an hour before going to bed.
Melatonin has also been shown to do much more than regulate our sleep-wake cycle. Studies suggest that melatonin may also help protect the vascular system, lessen inflammation, and reduce ischemia-reperfusion injury associated with surgery.
The best way to bring attention to this misunderstood disease is to get people educated and talking about Fibromyalgia, social media has made this easy to do. Fibromyalgia doesn’t have to impact the quality of life anymore with alternative methods such as CherryActive helping sufferers cope with symptoms.
Plant based nutrition company ActiveEdge have been providing their 100% Montmorency cherry products to consumers for years. CherryActive is available in both a concentrate and a capsule making it easy to incorporate into daily life. Alongside alleviating muscle pain and increasing the quality of sleep CherryActive can also help alleviate the symptoms of joint pain, including, gout and arthritis.
A 30ml serving is the antioxidant equivalent to 23 fruits and vegetables. Only one 30ml serving of CherryActive is required daily to feel full benefit.
CherryActive contains no added sugar, preservatives, flavorings or colourings. If kept refrigerated CherryActive can last up to 12 months.
CherryActive Sleep Formula caps