Gout is a kind of arthritis that occurs when uric acid builds up in the joints.
It is caused by elevated levels of uric acid in the blood which crystallize and are deposited in joints, tendons, and surrounding tissues, it is usually characterised by a red, tender, hot, swollen joint. The metatarsal-phalangeal joint at the base of the big toe is the most commonly affected (50% of cases). However, it may also present itself as tophi, kidney stones, or urate nephropathy.
- Acute gout is a painful condition that typically affects one joint.
- Chronic gout is repeated episodes of pain and inflammation, which may involve more than one joint.
The rich potent anioxidants (flavenoids anthocyanidins and proanthocyanidins) in Cherrys are said to contain natural anti-inflammatory compounds and also help to assist the body in the cleansing of Uric Acid.