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Cherries are grown in lots of countries including Turkey and the USA, which number some of the biggest producers.


However, they can also grow in central and southern parts of the UK, with a short growing season which starts in mid-June and finishes in mid-September.


Here at Holland & Barrett, we stock a great range of cherry supplements available in liquid and capsule form, as well as some shot size to take quickly when you are out and about, on the go.


The cherry liquid range also has the added benefit of a delicious taste, which cherries are known and loved for.

Are cherries good for you?

Cherries are a dark red fruit which have a stone in the middle. They have a delicious sweet but sometimes tart taste and are great for adding to pies as well as eating by themselves.


But else what are cherries good for?


These small red fruits are packed full of vitamins


They are also a great source of fibre, cherries also contain anthocyanin which is common in purple foods and a great addition to a balanced diet.


They are also a natural source of melatonin. 


A portion of just 14 cherries is classed as one of your five a day of recommended portions of fruit and vegetables and contains less than 100 calories making them are a very healthy snack.

What types of cherries are there?

There are a number of different varieties of cherry, with over 1000 varieties being grown in the United States alone.


Montmorency cherry is one of the most popular varieties of cherry noted for its sour taste.


It is grown in Europe, Canada and the USA and is also known as tart or dwarf cherry. They are less sweet than other varieties of cherries but have great health benefits.


Black cherries are sweet and juicy in flavour and the most popular variety of black cherry is called Bing. 

How can I add cherry supplements into my diet?

There are a number of ways in which a cherry supplement can be taken, including as capsules as well as a concentrated juice, which means that it is very easy to add into a balanced diet.


Cherry juice concentrate


Holland & Barrett Montmorency Cherry Juice Concentrate is a great-tasting natural drink with no artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners added to it.


There are no fillers here either: it is just pure cherry goodness.


This cherry juice concentrate can be mixed into water, just like a cordial, or added to smoothies or cocktails for an extra boost of cherry goodness.


It can also be used in desserts as a sweet but natural topping for ice creams, yogurts and pastries.


Cherry capsules


If you prefer, you can simply take your cherry dose in capsule form.


Holland & Barrett Cherry Effect Capsules contain whole cherries which have been freeze-dried. They are also suitable for vegetarians and vegans.


There is also a black cherry extract supplement available in capsule form which has similar benefits.


Black cherries are very high in antioxidants and so these capsules are great for supporting overall health and wellness.


These cherry capsules can be taken three times daily with meals.


Cherry joint supplement


If you are looking for a supplement which can help to support your joints then Holland and Barrett Cherry Joint Complex Capsules might fit the bill.


As well as Montmorency cherry, this supplement also contains vitamin C, which contributes to the normal collagen formation for the normal function of cartilage.


It is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.


Cherry on the go!


If you are often out and about, on the go, then the Active Edge Cherry Active Shot is perfect for you!


It comes in a sachet with a 30ml serving which is great for popping in your handbag or backpack.


It can be diluted with fresh water or added to a juice or smoothie as a post-workout drink.


Perfect for anyone who lives an active lifestyle and enjoys regular exercise.

Why cherry supplements?

Cherry extract tablets have become increasingly popular in recent years.


This is because cherries are rich in a wide variety of nutrients, most notably vitamin A and vitamin C, manganese, potassium, copper and vitamin K.


Cherries also contain good levels of B vitamins and calcium, iron, magnesium and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

What are Montmorency cherries?

Montmorency cherries are also known as dwarf, sour or tart cherries.


Unlike sweet cherries which can be eaten fresh, tart cherries are more popularly consumed juiced, frozen or freeze dried.


Montmorency cherry capsules are also popular, making getting all the goodness of sour cherries simple, with no need to add sugar to balance their tart flavour.


The fruit of the Prunus cerasus tree, Montmorency cherries are native to Europe and south west Asia.

Should I choose black cherry capsules or tart cherry?

Both black cherry vitamins and tart, or Montmorency, cherry tablets are widely touted for their potential healthy benefits.


Tart cherries have higher levels of anthocyanins, the compound that gives the fruits their deep red-purple colour.

Should I choose a cherry tablet or juice?

Both cherry juice and a tart or black cherry supplement will allow you to enjoy the vitamin-packed benefits of cherries. However, choosing capsules will ensure you get the full complement of nutrients, some of which may be lost during processing.


Additionally sour cherry juice can be slightly too tart, so drinking the juice or eating the fruits themselves can be challenging without the addition of sugar.


Indeed, many processed forms of cherries can be full of sugars, making a pill supplement a healthier selection.

Are cherry supplements safe to take?

Cherry is general considered to be safe for use by most people. However, cherry juice may contain high levels of sorbitol, a substance which can cause stomach pains and diarrhoea in some.


Cherry juice or supplements can also contain quercetin, a compound that sometimes interacts with certain medications. For this reason, it is important to seek your GP’s advice if you take regular medication.

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