FAQ’s

Can I take CherryActive® products during pregnancy?

The CherryActive® Team are not medically trained, so cannot prescribe or recommend CherryActive® Tart Cherry Juice for any conditions. CherryActive® products are made from 100% Montmorency cherries and are classed as food.  Many pregnant consumers have taken CherryActive® Tart Cherry products without any reported problems. As with all matters such as this we recommend that you consult your Doctor or other healthcare provider for specific nutritional advice.

I’m prescribed Warfarin, can I take CherryActive® products?

The CherryActive® Team are not medically trained so cannot prescribe CherryActive® Tart Cherry Juice to anyone currently on a course of medication, all we can say is that in the eight years of trading, CherryActive® Tart Cherry Juice has not been found to be contraindicative with any forms of medication. As with all matters such as this we recommend that you consult your Doctor or other healthcare provider for specific advice.

I’ve read to avoid sugars, especially fruit juices, is this the same with CherryActive®?

The main sugar in cherries is xylose, which has an exceptionally low GI/GL. Low Glycemic Index foods have a slow but steady impact on blood sugar levels. High glycemic foods cause a spike in sugar levels. Diabetics and high-cholesterol individuals in particular should be favouring low rather than high glycemic foods. Nine teaspoons has the same GI (blood sugar effect) as one teaspoon of granulated packet sugar. It is, in this

regard, much better than fructose, which is the predominant sugar in many fruits but not berries.

How do CherryActive® products differ from other cherry products?

CherryActive® is the leading brand of products made from Montmorency cherries / Sour Cherries.  The range includes concentrated juice, dried fruit and powdered supplement formats.  CherryActive® Sour Cherry products are premium quality and contain no preservatives or other added ingredients.  CherryActive® products are backed by an extensive research programme.  They are sold in health stores across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Can CherryActive® products be taken by people on medication?

CherryActive® products are made from 100% Montmorency cherries and are classed as food.  There are no known contra-indications between CherryActive® products and any pharmaceutical medication.  However, if on medication, consumers should consult their doctor or other healthcare provider for specific advice.

Are there any side-effects with taking CherryActive® products?

CherryActive® products are made using 100% Montmorency cherries.  Anyone with known allergies to cherries, or stone fruit in general, should consult their doctor or other healthcare provider for specific advice.

Can diabetic consumers take CherryActive® products?

Although CherryActive® Tart Cherry Concentrate and dried cherries do not contain any added sugars, they do contain natural fruit sugars (please see product label for sugar and carbohydrate content).  Therefore these sugars should be included in a diabetic’s total recommended daily sugar and carbohydrate intake.  CherryActive® Tart Cherry Capsules contain less than half a gram of carbohydrate per capsule, so may appeal to diabetic consumers and others on a restricted carbohydrate diet.  Diabetic consumers should consult their doctor or other healthcare provider for specific nutritional advice.

Can children take CherryActive® products?

CherryActive® products are made from 100% Montmorency cherries and are classed as food.  It is recommended that children may consume CherryActive® food products as part of a healthy diet and active lifestyle.   Although CherryActive® Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate and dried cherries do not contain any added sugars, they do contain natural fruit sugars, which should be included in a child’s total recommended daily sugar and carbohydrate intake.

Can CherryActive® products be mixed into a hot beverage?

DO NOT mix with a hot liquid. This could affect the integrity of active ingredients present in the product and will diminish the benefits of the concentrate. Let your drink cool for 30 minutes before adding any CherryActive® product to it.

Why do I notice sediment in some batches of CherryActive® Concentrate?

CherryActive® tart cherries are harvested at their peak, normally during July/August and during processing some batches may have sediment which settles in the bottle. Variances in taste and colour may also occur. Since CherryActive® tart cherry products have no artificial colours or sweeteners, these variances may be noticeable in the product and it is not abnormal for the product colour to darken with time. This is a natural process and in no way affects the efficacy of the product.

Should I mix CherryActive® concentrates with something? What can I mix it with??

Some people prefer to drink CherryActive® concentrates undiluted (“straight”), however most people prefer to mix it with water or juice. A recommended ratio would 30 ml of juice in 250 ml of water or other beverage. DO NOT mix with a hot liquid as this will diminish the benefits of the concentrates.