& SUPPRESS VIRUSES
If your diet includes aronia berry regularly, you can be sure that colds and flu will not trouble you soon! It fights bacteria and viruses and boosts the immune system. Another Bulgarian study (Study of the natural Aronia Melanocarpa juice for anti-viral activity, Borissova et al, 1994) showed that chokeberry juice, due to its anthocyane flavonoids, had an anti-inflammatory value, when inflammation was induced by histamine & serotonin.
The high content and composition of the phenolic constituents of A. Melanocarpa seem to be responsible for the wide range of the fruit’s potential medicinal and therapeutic effects. It has been demonstrated that chokeberry extract or juice possesses anti-oxidative, anti-viral, anti-mutagenic, anti-cancer hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, gastroprotective or anti-diabetic activities. Most of the beneficial activity of A Melanocarpa products is probably due to the high anti-oxidative activity of their polyphenols, especially anthocyanins. Aronia berries possess the highest anti-oxidant capacity among berries and other fruits investigated to date.
A 2011 study concludes Aronia melanocarpa fruit extract exhibits anti-inflammatory activity in human aortic endothelial cells. Read full article here.
A similar 2014 study also proves the anti-inflammatory activity of aronia. Read full article here.
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