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ARONIA BERRY

The aronia berry is a super fruit, containing more antioxidants than blueberries, cranberries, elderberries, and raspberries! Numerous studies have linked aronia berries to potential health benefits such as helping to fight cardiovascular disease, normalizing blood pressure, diabetes prevention & help, urinary tract health, weight control, anti-carcinogenic effect, and many more. Why are aronia berries so beneficial? They contain a high level of polyphenols, which are micronutrients with antioxidant activity found in various plant foods. Within the polyphenol family, flavonoids are of particular interest as they have both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Aronia berries contain an extremely high concentration of a certain flavonoids called anthocyanin, having 1,480mg of anthocyanin per 100g of fresh aronia fruit. The black aronia species (Aronia melanocarpa) contains higher levels of anthocyanin than purple or red aronia.

ARONIA TREASURE

Since plants product anthocyanins as a protective mechanism in response to environmental stressors, our aronia berries are grown in the harshest conditions and are kept at sub-zero temperatures for half of the year. Made according to the standards of General Principles of Food Hygiene including HACCP, with no added water, sugar, additives or preservatives, naturally gluten & lactose-free, our products are minimally processed using a cold-pressing technique that protects nutrients, and stored in double insulated glass amber bottle to prevent UV degradation of nutrients. Powerful antioxidant capacity of pure and natural 100% cold-pressed Siberian Aronia Berry juice Aronia Treasure is ORAC6 20,600+ μmolTE per serving size (50ml). Aronia Treasure was measured for its ORAC value by the Brunswick Laboratories, Boston, Massachusetts. We recommend adding aronia to your favorite juice or smoothie. It will make for a delicious and powerful antioxidant boost! Aronia Treasure will boost your health and may help in addressing and preventing many common ailments that have become increasingly prevalent in our modern world.

SCIENTIFIC PAPERS

"Anthocyanins are common ingredients of human diet, and the rich source of them are: aronia fruits, black currant, raspberry, grapes and apples. Because of their chemical structure they are able to influence many active substances in human body having antioxidative, antiinflammatory and cardioprotective activity."
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"Fruits of Aronia melanocarpa (chokeberry) are known to be a reach source of polyphenols. Moreover, its extracts were shown to express strong antioxidant, antiinflammatory, vasorelaxant and antithrombotic properties."
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"In view of the fact that chokeberry flavonoids reduce the severity of inflammation, regardless of statins, they can be used clinically for secondary prevention of ischaemic heart disease."
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The animal-modeled study concludes "The blood pressure-lowering properties of lyophilized chokeberry juice and polyphenols were monitored using in vitro angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibition measurement and a 10 day in vivo study with spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR)... It was concluded that both chokeberry juice and polyphenols had blood pressure-lowering effects."
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"Various epidemiological studies have shown an inverse association between the consumption of polyphenols or polyphenol-rich foods and the risk of cardiovascular diseases. The purpose of the study was to emphasize the effects of the polyphenolic extract from the isolated and purified vegetable material represented by the mature fruit of the Aronia melanocarpa on biochemical parameters and histopatological modifications."
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"Anthocyanin-rich extracts, potent antioxidants and commercially available food coloring agents, have been reported to inhibit growth of various cancer cell lines. We investigated the effect of semipurified anthocyanin-rich extract from fruits of Aronia meloncarpa, on normal colon and colon cancer cell lines."
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"The aim of this study was to investigate the bioavailability of anthocyanins from chokeberry juice with a dietary-relevant dose of anthocyanins."
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"It was investigated, in a female rat model of low and moderate lifetime human exposure to cadmium (Cd), whether polyphenols from Aronia melanocarpa berries (chokeberry; AMP) may offer protection from this heavy metal-induced disorders in bone metabolism."
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"These findings may provide new insights into understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of A. melanocarpa fruits on endothelial cells and imply that these berries or other products rich in anthocyanidins may have therapeutic potential in the prevention of atherosclerosis and other pathological events involving leucocyte adhesion."
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"Natural Aronia melanocarpa fruit juice is rich in polyphenols most of which are anthocyanins. These compounds and other natural plant products are recently evaluated for their anti-infectious activity."
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"The low calorie juice Aronia melanocarpa (sugar free, with artificial sweeteners) could be a valuable adjunct to the complex therapy of patients with diabetes mellitus. In this study no increased blood glucose levels were established 60 min. following ingestion of 200 ml Aronia juice."
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"Aronia melanocarpa fruit juice significantly decreased the streptozotocin-induced abnormalities in blood glucose and TG in diabetic rats and might be useful in prevention and control of diabetes mellitus and diabetes-associated complications."
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"Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a major problem in nursing homes, and the mainstay of treatment is antibiotics. The increasing prevalence of uropathogens resistant to antimicrobial agents has stimulated interest in specific nutrients, for example, cranberries, to prevent recurring UTI. Black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) is a rich source of phenolics, and thus, dietary intake of black chokeberry juice may reduce the incidences of UTI requiring medical treatment."
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"In the present study, the effects of anthocyanin-rich phytochemicals from aronia fruits (aronia phytochemicals) on visceral fat accumulation and fasting hyperglycemia were examined in rats fed a high-fat diet."
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"The aim of our study was to investigate possible beneficial effects of organic chokeberry juice (OCJ) consumption in the treatment of cellulite."
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"It has been reported that the fruits and leaves of berries such as the blackberry, raspberry, and strawberry contain a high level of scavenging activity for chemically generated active oxygen species. This study investigated the antioxidative activities of black chokeberry fruit (Aronia melanocarpa Elliot) both in vitro and in vivo using the DPPH stable radical and rats with ethanol-induced gastric injury, respectively."
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"The fruits of Aronia melanocarpa are rich in anthocyanins - plant pigments with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity. We studied the effect of the natural fruit juice from A. melanocarpa (NFJAM) on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced acute liver damage in rats."
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"Chokeberry is a rich source of procyanidins known to have several types of biological activity including anticarcinogenic potential in experimental models. In this study we examined the effect of chokeberry juice on the hepatic and mammary gland carcinogen metabolizing enzyme expression altered by the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA)."
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"Chokeberry is a rich source of polyphenols, which may counteract the action of chemical carcinogens. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of chokeberry juice alone or in combination with N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) on phase I and phase II enzymes and DNA damage in rat liver."
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"The results suggest that ACE has a dose-dependent anti–ocular inflammatory effect that is due to the direct blocking of the expression of the iNOS and COX-2 enzymes and leads to the suppression of the production of NO, PGE2, and TNF-α."
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