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Q. I was having difficulty bending my right leg enough to put on my sock. I climbed steps like a three year old, one step at a time. I had to use my arms to get up from sitting.

In desperation, I decided to try your home remedy of grape juice with Certo. I planned to give it a month. Within three days I was putting on my socks with no difficulty. Yesterday (less than a month since I began), I found myself going up stairs like an adult. I understand that nobody knows how this works, and I am a skeptic, but it works for me!

A. Many years ago a reader suggested Certo mixed into grape juice instead of gin-soaked raisins for joint pain. Certo is plant pectin used in home canning to thicken jams and jellies.

Research hints that ingredients in red grape juice have anti-inflammatory properties (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, July, 2006). There are several recipes for the Certo/grape juice combination. You will find them and other home remedies in the Guide to Alternative Treatments for Arthritis we are sending. One variant calls for two teaspoons of Certo in three ounces of grape juice three times daily.

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What is the recipe for the certo - grape juice remedy?

lyes what is the amount that you would mix with? Or is this remedy a bunch of baloney?

Regarding arthritis... what is the amt of grape juice per certo amt... and how often.... Sandra

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY RESPONSE: THERE ARE SEVERAL RECIPES IN OUR GUIDE TO ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS FOR ARTHRITIS. ONE IS TWO TSP CERTO IN 3 OZ GRAPE JUICE THREE TIMES A DAY.

How much certo is used in how much grape juice for this remedy?

Also need the recipe -

I am having the same problem as the person above. please send me the recipe for the certo and juice. Thanks.

So how much grape juice and certo do you mix together?

Can you give me the measurements. how much certo and how much grape juice.
thanks,
m. christ

I ALSO try vitamin D. Thanks to you I don't have stiff knees and legs anymore. I am allergic to the MRI 'ink' and as a consequence my legs began to 'block' or be stiff. Now I can go up and down stairs, and don't have problems when I get up from my chair or the car.

Please send the recipe for the certo and grape juice remedy, I am very interested in trying.
Thanks,
Don

What is the amt of certo and grape juice ?

I am interested in this as a remedy for my 89 year old mother's knee pain. What is the recipe/proportions ? thanks

What is the recipe for the certo-grape juice remedy-the proportions?

What amount of grape juice to certo?
Drink or rub on? Age 87 I am slowing down fast.

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY RESPONSE: THERE ARE SEVERAL RECIPES. YOU COULD TRY DRINKING A TABLESPOON IN 8 OZ GRAPE JUICE DAILY.

It would be sooooo helpful to mention how people who post success stories mix things up.

Like approximate measurements of products used. This happens very often, readers, like the above, come back with questions on "how to use". Not everyone is computer savvy or knows that the PP guides are available.

What are the quantities, and frequency for Certo and Grape juice for arthritis relief?

I just went out and bought the certo and grape juice after reading this article in Sunday's paper. Went back to check on how often and how much of each, and now it's not here. Guess that should have been in the response.

It was, I think, 1 tablespoon of certo to 6-8 oz. juice. BUT, is that once or twice a day or more? The liquid certo is not that easy to deal with. It has 2 packets in the box. You have to cut open a small opening to pour out 1 tab., then reseal with paperclip or something to keep closed. Also, is this okay to store at room temp after opening?
Thank you.

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY RESPONSE: THERE ARE SEVERAL RECIPES, BUT ONE IS A TABLESPOON OF CERTO IN 8 OZ JUICE ONCE A DAY. REFRIGERATE AFTER OPENING.


I tried the pectin with grape juice but it tasted terrible. Is there any way to make it taste better?

JR

It would be helpful if the ratio of the mixture was mentioned that other people are using with success!

Nowhere do you tell the proportions or recipe of certo to grape juice. I
would like to try it, but do not know how to mix it.

You gotta learn to google for answers, if you know what I mean.

I have been fixing grape juice up with Konsyl fiber (plain psyllium) & clear & natural which is inulin fiber. I guess I could add in some certo for some more help in the cholesterol department and arthritis. I only use 4 ounces grape juice and make ahead & when eating it, drink plenty of water.

I take fish oil (salmon) twice a day for arthritis. I really need to try the certo grape juice. Thanks to you I looked & found the recipe. I hope it's all right to say so here.

Thanks People's Pharmacy for all you do for us.

Ditto

I would like to know the ratio of grape juice to certo. How much certo do you mix with 8 ounces of grape juice?

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY RESPONSE: ABOUT A TABLESPOON

All you have to do is dump an envelop of the liquid certo into the juice bottle. I set it on its side in the fridge so that it will mix. Walmart doesn't carry the dry mix anymore which I preferred; for that you have to measure out a cup or so, mix up the powder and then put it back in the bottle. Again, for at least a few hours it should be on it's side, so that it gets mixed up better.

I was reading the comment from PP 8/17/10 and that person says Walmart does
not carry certo so what I want to know is where can I find this certo mix?
Also does it come in a dry mix or liquid? I also like their idea about dumping the mix into the juice bottle.

I am using gin tonic on a daily basis- only 2 glasses in the evening- I do not have any more back pain which had been excruciating. Raisin with gin did not work too well.

I googled and found a recommendation of 2 teaspoons certo + 3 oz. grape juice. Certo comes in 6oz packs. There are 6 teaspoons in 1 oz. That would be 36 teaspoons to a pack. Using the recommendation, you would need 54 oz juice for one packet. I mix 1 pack with a 64oz bottle of juice which is close to the recommendation. I hope that this helps.

Does anyone know where to buy a large box of Certo instead of the little envelopes? I want to try this.

Grape Juice and Pectin
•For an at-home remedy for your arthritic pains, try a mixture of grape juice and Certo. Mix 2 tsp. of Certo with 1 to 3 oz. of grape juice. Drink this mixture two times a day. You can also add 2 tsp. of Certo to 8 oz. of grape juice and drink this once a day. found on ehow.com

Looks like the ratio is above in People's Pharmacy's answer - "One variant calls for two teaspoons of Certo in three ounces of grape juice three times daily."

Any idea where you can buy red grape juice?

I believe the active ingredient in Certo is pectin, the substance that caused liquids to jell. There are other sources of pectin in many fruits, including the pith of citrus fruits. I take grapefruit pectin capsules as a fiber supplement. It's not as dramatic in result as the Certo, but seems to help over time and is much more affordable.

Health food shops also carry very lightweight apple pectin granules that can be taken in water or juice or sprinkled on other foods.

Hi, how long do I take grape juice & certo, and how much grape juice to certo?
thanks
starr

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY RESPONSE: MOST PEOPLE REPORT THAT THE BENEFITS DROP OFF WITHIN SEVERAL DAYS OF STOPPING THIS COMBINATION. THERE ARE A FEW DIFFERENT RECIPES; ONE IS 1 TABLESPOON CERTO TO 8 OZ GRAPE JUICE DAILY.

I've looked at many places but can't find red grape juice. Please help me find it in Seattle.

Recently I read about the Certo and grape juice. I decided to try this combination but I found out that evening as I was preparing to make it that I had the Certo and my husband had drank up the grape juice. So I decided to try making Certo with home-made grape jelly. Much to my surprise, this combination appears to be working quite well for my shoulder and hip pain. I thought that you might enjoy this slight adjustment to the original formula.

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY RESPONSE: THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING THE RESULTS OF YOUR EXPERIMENT!

Exactly what kind of recommendation is this? Research hints?????? Nobody knows how it works????? You need to do better than that. Even quacks can write a better article.

I think people are confused about the grape juice.

What you want to buy is a good full-strength/organic concord grape juice with NO ADDED SUGAR. Read the label. You DO NOT want any made from concentrates or with other juices added.

Stores in Seattle that carry it are: Fred Meyer Health Foods Aisle, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods and probably Metropolitan Market and PCC.

Expect to pay around $5.00-$6.00 a quart.

If you have a juicer, buy fresh red or concord grapes and make your own! Tastes great!


Something else to consider: You can buy apple pectin powder in the fiber aisle of many health/vitamin supplement stores. It's a very light powder that can be blended into juices, smoothies, sprinkled on cereal. As an affordable alternate to Certo (a brand name) you could add a TBS of powdered apple pectin to 4 oz of grape juice.

I have diabetes and would like to try the certo and grape juice, I have a bad knee and had a cortisone shot which raised my blood sugars up into the upper 200,s. I cannot have these shots very often as you know. Could you give me the recipe, and would it be as effective in the no sugar added juice?
Thank you,
Cecile

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY RESPONSE: ONE READER TRIED IT AND SAID IT WORKED JUST AS WELL (ONLY MODERATELY) WITH THE NO-SUGAR JUICE AS WITH THE REGULAR CONCORD GRAPE JUICE. ONE RECIPE IS A TABLESPOON OF CERTO IN 8 OZ OF GRAPE JUICE DAILY.

After being on the mixture of Certo & unsweetened grape juice for 9 days, my bad knees are responding very well. My pain is much diminished, and I am getting a better nights sleep due to less joint pain. I am seeing a weight gain due to the high sugar content of Concord unsweetened grape juice.

If I were a diabetic, I would experiment with the powdered pectin on cereal or other foods, to avoid the sugar. I really believe the Certo is the major contributor to the good results, and the grape juice is a great antioxidant acting as carrier for the Certo to make it taste good. In order to stop the weight gain, I expect I will try the pectin powder when my supply of Certo & grape juice runs out. I will probably just add it to my daily raw foods drink which I blend.

I have an idea that I soon will be able to start walking for my health again. Walking will build muscle strength. I bet in November, I will be able to go dancing for my 78th birthday. I had to give this up due to my knee pain 15 years ago.

Rusty P

After looking at Peoples Pharmacy recipes in our local Wednesday paper. I decided to try the Certo and Grape juice.

I had Bursitus in my shoulder, hip and knees for over 5 years. My nails had dry white lines along them. All gone, a miracle, in 4 days. No pain meant my hip relaxed and my massage therapist was shocked.

I experimented. Safeway carries both Certo and white grape juice. I mixed 64 oz of Grape juice and 1 package of Certo. I take only 4 ozs of the mixture mid morning. I am in complete awe.

Goes along with the soap under the sheet miracle. Certo can be found in the canning areas of the Supermarket. I have stockedup for Winter. Thx.

I had surgery on my right knee in December 2007, and for one year now my left knee is acting up and the doctor said I will need surgery, so I am willing to try this remedy, and hopefully I will avoid another surgery :)
I will keep you posted with my results, thank you very much.

My dad wants to try the certo and grape juice. He has diabetes also. Is there sugar in the certo? Would the certo be bad for a diabetic? Thanks

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY RESPONSE: CERTO ITSELF DOES NOT CONTAIN CERTO, BUT GRAPE JUICE CAN BE FAIRLY SWEET.

I've had trouble getting out of bed in the morning for over 2 years now. My husband has had chronic long term pain for many many years due to him getting e-coli from food he ate in Germany. It triggered several medical problems, one being RA. The juice and certo helped me the same day I started taking it.

I'm very fortunate that at 53 I take no meds at all other than a Tums or aspirin on occasion. It took him a few days for it to somewhat help him. How I know is I haven't heard him complain as much and I don't dare say that it could be the juice or he'll swear it off as coincidence.

The amount we calculated is one pouch of liquid Certo to 54 (fifty four) ounces grape juice. Someone here mentioned not being able to find the powdered pectin in the store anymore. It looks like it's under the brand Sure Jell. Both are made by the same manufacturer just a different name.

I haven't tried the powder just yet. I'll wait a couple of weeks to make sure it's in my system then switch, just to see if it makes a difference. I'm typically a skeptic but this actually worked for me and at least a little for my husband, which for that I'm grateful! Thank you so much

I just learned of this remedy from a friend who has used it for a few years. He was in bad shape all over his joints and refused to take pain meds. Within 3 days he had zero pain and has felt great since.

He mixes one pouch in a 64 oz. jug of grape juice. He drinks about 4 oz. everyday. Shake well each time you drink it. One jug should last about two weeks. Use 100% pure, top grade Organic Grape Juice for best results. God bless!

I just learned of this remedy from a friend who has used it for a few years. He was in bad shape all over his joints and refused to take pain meds. Within 3 days he had zero pain and has felt great since.

He mixes one pouch in a 64 oz. jug of grape juice. He drinks about 4 oz. everyday. Shake well each time you drink it. One jug should last about two weeks. Use 100% pure, top grade Organic Grape Juice for best results. God bless!

Would like to know what it is about the certo that is important? I understand the grape juice is for inflammation.

Come on, it has NO taste. And cut the top, stick in a tablespoon and put on a glass, clothes pin it shut in a glass and put in the fridge. Folks, what is the big deal? Do not like it? Go to the doc and get the drug companies rich as you suffer side effects.

What would be the difference if we a whole jar for. Just put 1 tab to 4 oz. x how many oz is in grape juice bottle. Store in refrigerator. I just thinking on how my busy life is. :)

I live in Puerto Rico. I want to know where I can buy Certo in Puerto Rico or in the United States

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY RESPONSE: TRY A SUPERMARKET. MOST IN THE U.S. CARRY IT IN THE HOME CANNING SECTION.

About 3-4 years ago I continued to have pain in my left knee. The doctor could not help me, so I got on the web and found the solution and use it every morning. CERTO and GRAPE JUICE. I started out drinking 8 ounces in the morning but reduced it to 4 ounces and have been on it every since. I tried for 1 week not taking it and my knee started hurting again, so I started it again.

I can't go with out it. Certo can be found in the sugar isle of the grocery store. I mix 1 tea spoon of certo to each ounce of grape juice, shake it before drinking. There is no taste to it and you can experiment with the mixture, if you think you need a heavier dose. It does the trick.

I read in Prevention pamphlet that Certo and Grape Juice helps lower high cholesterol, I don't see commentary about that. Is that true or not, PLEASE help me PEOPLE'S PHARMACY ABOUT THIS. THANK YOU.

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY RESPONSE: THERE HAVEN'T BEEN GOOD STUDIES OF THE COMBINATION IN HUMANS. HERE'S AN ABSTRACT OF A STUDY IN PIGS SHOWING IT MIGHT HELP: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19735187

I had suffered from Hip Bursitis for several years. The usual (drugs) did not cure it.
This is what I have tried and it works... Buy a 64oz bottle of white grape juice. any brand. To this add 1 pkt of the 2 pkt box of Certo. This is water soluble. Shake and refrigerate. Take a half glass daily. I found that taking it mid morning was convenient. Also, pour off a little juice to add the Certo. After 4 days I felt different. By the time I had finished the bottle my hip Bursitis was gone. I use this recipe every few months.

My 76-year-old father had a stiff knee which wouldn't flex properly. Within 4 days of taking 3oz grape juice with 2 tsp of Certo 3 times a day, he said he had 70% improvement in his knee. Three weeks later, his knee is back to normal although there was a temporary relapse in the 2nd week. Interestingly, my mother tried taking some for general aches & although it didn't relieve the pain it *did* lower her blood pressure. Many, many thanks!

I am 70 years old and have been taking grape juice and certo for about 5 years and believe me it works. I tried for a week not taking it and my knee began hurting again, so I drink about 5 oz. of grape juice with about 3 tea spoons of certo every morning and my knee feels great. Who needs a doctor? Thanks, Harry T., Richmond, Va.

I use 2 teaspoons of liquid certo and 2 T of grapejuice. You can use as much as you want but I am diabetic so I have to watch it. It works for any arthritic conditions. I buy certo by the case since the local grocery stores are so expensive. I suspect that a lot of people buy it for medicinal purposes and when the demand went up, so did the price. Amazon had a great price on it for a case last year. You can also use the dry certo.

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