Aronia berries, also known as black chokeberries, are extremely high in antioxidants, have one of the highest anthocyanin concentrations (pigments), and are very high in proanthocyanidins (tannins), in addition to a lot of other polyphenols. The small dark berries of the Aronia melanocarpa plant are packed with nutrients and antioxidants, and because of their extremely high levels of these phytonutrients, these berries have been used in scientific research. As a powerful super food, the ORAC value (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity – a measure of an antioxidant’s power to neutralize free radicals) is highest amongst fruits.
Improve Blood Circulation
Main reasons to take aronia berries are to improve blood circulation, help make blood vessels stronger and reduce the risk of heart problems. Free radicals are a well-known factor of various diseases in the body and aronia berries play in a role in decreasing formation of these radicals thus preventing diseases such as diabetes and other cardiovascular diseases. They also contain a large amount of phenols, which disinfect the bloodstream and the body, promotes healing of wounds, removes toxic substances from the body, reduces inflammation, improves elasticity of blood vessels, and prevents the clogging of blood vessels.
Regulates Blood Sugar
Research has concluded that the consumption of these “super berries” can decrease blood sugar levels, so aronia berries can be very beneficial for people who want to prevent diabetes or manage diabetes associated conditions. Another study conducted at the Medical University in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, found that aronia juice without sugar was a valuable supplement when added to the treatment of diabetes in patients.
Aronia berries fight bacteria, viruses and boost the immune system. Another Bulgarian study indicated that chokeberry juice had an anti-inflammatory value due to its anthocyane flavonoids, when inflammation was induced by histamine and serotonin.
Improves Eye Health
Among all other healthy benefits, aronia berries are good source of eye care as the super berries contain a large amount of carotene, which protects cells from damage and the eyes from cataract formation. They are also rich in flavonoid antioxidants such as luteins and zeaxanthins. Zeaxanthin has photo-filtering effects on UV rays and thus protects eyes from age related macular disease (ARMD) in the elderly and eye inflammation (uveitis).
Aronia may help prevent the body from storing fat around the abdomen, a problem which many people are constantly facing. An added benefit from having aronia berries included in your diet is that it can also improve your cholesterol and lipid levels, by helping the body to produce good cholesterol.
Recommended Use or Purpose:
Aronia provides antioxidants and Vitamin C helps the body to metabolize fats and proteins, as well as helps in the development of cartilage, teeth and gums.
Medicinal Ingredients: Each Capsule Contains:
- Aronia Berry Extract 10:1 (Aronia melanocarpa)…………….500mg
- Equivalent to 2,000mg of Aronia Berry (made from Certified Organic Aronia Berry)
- Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)…………………………………..20mg
Recommended Dose (Adults):
Take orally 3 capsules a day or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.