This is a review of Enzymatic Therapy Tart Cherry Ultra supplement for gout. As is indicated in the name, it contains genuine powdered tart cherry, a natural ingredient which contains a good deal of antioxidants, as well as anthocyanins. Antioxidants are beneficial in many areas of overall health, including prevention of cancer, protecting vital organs from damage done by free radicals, boosting the immune system, and treating gout. Anthocyanins work to dissolve crystals of uric acid that build up and form in a gout patient’s joints. Dissolving the crystals helps to relieve swelling and pain, which means that the root cause and symptoms of gout are both addressed, making this an effective gout treatment.
- Dietary fiber
- Silicon dioxide
- Magnesium stearate
- Vegetable cellulose capsule
- Tart cherry concentrate
This supplement is a vegan product that is also gluten free and dairy free. It contains no artificial coloring or flavorings, preservatives, or allergens such as soy, corn, wheat, or yeast, nor does it contain any salt or sugar.
It is recommended to take three capsules of this supplement every day.
One bottle of Enzymatic Therapy Tart Cherry Ultra supplement, containing ninety capsules, a one-month supply, costs $23.95. The supplement is also available on other websites, such as Amazon, for under $13.
The website offers no certification or guarantee for this product, nor are there any reviews on the website. Also, the product formula seems not to be standardized. It used to contain a standardized amount of anthocyanins and a standardized formula and was made only with Montmorency cherries, but recently the company changed its formula and does not standardize the amount of anthocyanins that they put in this product. Therefore, the effectiveness and potency of this supplement is not consistent and varies from one bottle to the next. The company website admits that Enzymatic Therapy Tart cherry Ultra supplement is no longer up to required standardization levels.
Conclusion – Enzymatic Therapy Tart Cherry Ultra
Although this supplement used to be standardized and highly recommended as a good, natural, effective treatment for gout, and in fact was a bestselling product as recently as 2012, the fact that it is no longer standardized or guaranteed is highly concerning.
Also, it has only one main ingredient, the tart cherry powder, which as mentioned may or may not actually be effective depending on the potency of the individual bottle. Because its main ingredient is an antioxidant, which works mainly in the long term (rather than targeting pain and inflammation in addition to essential long-term treatment as many other gout supplements are able to do), a person would probably also have to take some sort of pain reliever at the same time. It seems hardly worth the $23.95 price, although of course it can be found at a lower price on third-party sites.