Frequently Asked Questions
The Ten Plus formula works in at least 2 synergistic ways. Cherry extract helps trigger a special “metabolic switch” called AMPK that is known to promote energy, burn fat and increase endurance. In addition, the polyphenols in Cherry help promote and support anti-inflammatory action and therefore help with faster recovery.
The Ten Plus formula affects the metabolic energy pathways that are common to supporting health (e.g. blood pressure, cholesterol, weight control, energy, and other metabolic indicators) as well as fitness (e.g. endurance, recovery, performance). TenPlus contains a significant dosage of Dark Montmorency Cherries (which contain the highest polyphenol concentration of all cherries) in the appropriate range for all aspects of health and performance.
This is a first of its kind formula. Scientifically designed by a Nobel Laureate, Dr. Ferid Murad, and Metabolism expert, Dr. Danny Petrasek, it has a blend that is based on the optimal dosage of cherry extract and enhanced by turmeric, vitamin C and grape seed extract. In addition, it has Inulin to benefit gut health. It has only 10 total calories. Many other cherry based products are high in sugar and calories and lack the synergistic blend of Ten Plus.
Caffeine or sugar based energy drinks rev up the metabolism whether you need it or not. In many cases, these drinks cause jitteriness and a “drug” sensation that has the effect of actually running down your body’s engine. Ten Plus actually improves your metabolism and delivers Energy on Demand, when your body actually needs it, not when it doesn’t.
Absolutely not! Caffeine based drinks inhibit adenosine receptors in the brain and keep you awake whether or not you want to be. The Dark Cherry blend in TenPlus will not keep you awake against your will! In fact, cherry extract has been shown to improve sleep quality. Dark Cherry contains a small amount of melatonin which is helpful in improving sleep.
No! Resistance exercise increases AMPK while exercising, but 1-2 hours later AMPK activity decreases and signals the body to promote muscle building. Similarly, a dose of TenPlus helps enhance AMPK activation then subsides over several hours creating a similar effect as resistance exercise.
 J Appl Physiol 116: 611–620, 2014. First published January 9, 2014; Exercise-induced AMPK activation does not interfere with muscle hypertrophy in response to resistance training in men Tommy R. Lundberg, Department of Health Sciences, Mid Sweden University, Östersund, Sweden; 2 Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden;
It is a delicious cherry flavored drink – not a bad tasting greens or beet flavored product!
There are literally hundreds of peer reviewed, published studies and clinical trials that support the Ten Plus formula. We have created a short synopsis of some of these results along with a reference list for those who love to delve into the scientific details. Click on the attached link to View PDF.
As with any product, results depend on a variety of factors. Long term metabolic health benefits are generally experienced in weeks. However, many Ten Plus customers have experienced an immediate increase in energy and performance several days after drinking Ten Plus.
While Ten Plus can be taken at any time, we recommend taking it at the same time each day. In addition, if you plan to take it in conjunction with exercise, we recommend drinking Ten Plus 45 minutes to 1 hour prior to exercise for best results.
While there are no known restrictions with respect to age, we recommend that usage be limited to those age 14 and up. As with any product, if you have any specific questions or concerns, we recommend you consult your physician prior to trying Ten Plus.
Yes, we formulated the Ten Plus blend and dosage based on a collection of clinical studies that included metabolic health and metabolic fitness. While for most of us, our recommended serving of one scoop (4 grams) daily is adequate, we recognize the potential variability in response and that some people may benefit from more than our one scoop per day serving. We recommend no more than 2 servings in a day.
We recommend one scoop stirred vigorously into approximately 4 ounces of water or other liquid, but there is no absolute rule and diluting the flavor will not diminish the benefits of Ten Plus.
Absolutely not. Our Dark Montmorency Cherry extract dissolves in water very easily, however occasionally a small amount of residue will remain if the beverage is not stirred vigorously.