Persons suffering from arthritis, gout or other inflammatory ailments may benefit from consuming sufficient amounts of cherries, report Pathway 2 Healthy Living and Joint Pain. According to P2HL, two daily tablespoons of cherry juice (from concentrate) will suffice, as will one serving of dried or fresh cherries. Drinking 354ml of cherry juice before and after exercise can also alleviate muscle pain or spasms, states P2HL.
Cons of Cherry Juice
As of 2010, there are no specific risks documented in cherry juice consumption. Some consumers notice significant changes within the first week, while others do not see the "full benefit" until several weeks or even months have passed, suggests P2HL.
Although cherries in general are beneficial, the consumption of tart cherries is suggested by P2HL, due to their higher levels of anthocycnins. In 2010, there are no specified (universal) guidelines for use. According to P2HL, "The majority of people seem to benefit from consuming two tablespoons per day of tart cherry juice concentrate, or one serving of dried or fresh cherries."