The cardio health superfood

Aronia berries are an incredibly powerful superfood that is gaining recognition in the world of nutrition. Also known as chokeberries, they are packed with antioxidants, particularly anthocyanins, which are well-known for their positive impact on cardiovascular health. Aronia berries play a significant role in promoting heart health by regulating blood pressure, reducing cholesterol levels, and combating inflammation. Moreover, these potent berries aid in strengthening blood vessels and improving circulation, making them an exceptional option for maintaining a healthy heart.


1. Promoting Cardiovascular and Gut Health

Aronia berries have been proven to provide numerous health benefits. Clinical studies have demonstrated their ability to enhance arterial function and promote diversity in the gut microbiome. They have also shown efficacy in reducing platelet activation among runners, lowering blood pressure and improving lipid profiles in individuals with hypertension, positively impacting erythrocyte properties in patients with hypercholesterolemia, and reducing cardiovascular risk markers in those who have experienced a myocardial infarction. Collectively, these findings indicate that Aronia berries hold great potential in promoting cardiovascular health.


2. Managing Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome encompasses a group of health conditions such as obesity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and abnormal cholesterol levels. Four clinical studies have collectively shed light on the potential of Aronia in the management of metabolic syndrome. When administered in different forms, including as an extract, Aronia has demonstrated significant improvements in blood pressure, glycemic control, and lipid profiles among patients with metabolic syndrome. These positive outcomes are likely attributed to the high anthocyanin content of Aronia, which is renowned for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In conclusion, these studies suggest that Aronia, in its various forms, holds great potential as a natural and promising approach for managing metabolic syndrome and related conditions.



3. Enhancing Sports Performance and Recovery

Recent research has investigated the advantages of incorporating chokeberry supplementation into the diets of athletes. Two studies specifically focused on this topic, with the first study revealing the potential of chokeberry juice to reduce oxidative stress among rowers by boosting the body's antioxidant defenses. The second study demonstrated that chokeberry extract not only enhanced performance and antioxidant status in football players but also had positive effects on inflammatory markers. Collectively, these findings suggest that incorporating chokeberry supplementation can improve exercise performance and aid in post-exercise recovery


References Cardiovascular Health

Le Sayec, Melanie et al. 2022. “The Effects of Aronia Berry Polyphenol Supplementation on Arterial Function and the Gut Microbiome in Middle Aged Men and Women: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial.” Clinical Nutrition 41.
Stevanović, Vuk et al. 2020. “Aronia Juice Consumption Prior to Half-Marathon Race Can Acutely Affect Platelet Activation in Recreational Runners.” Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism = Physiologie appliquee, nutrition et metabolisme 45(4): 393–400.
Kardum, Nevena et al. 2015. “Beneficial Effects of Polyphenol-Rich Chokeberry Juice Consumption on Blood Pressure Level and Lipid Status in Hypertensive Subjects.” Journal of Medicinal Food 18(11): 1231–38.
Duchnowicz, Piotr, Agmieszka Nowicka, Maria Koter-Michalak, and Marlena Broncel. 2012. “In Vivo Influence of Extract from Aronia Melanocarpa on the Erythrocyte Membranes in Patients with Hypercholesterolemia.” Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research 18(9): CR569-74.
Naruszewicz, Marek, Iwona Laniewska, Barbara Millo, and Mirosław Dłuzniewski. 2007. “Combination Therapy of Statin with Flavonoids Rich Extract from Chokeberry Fruits Enhanced Reduction in Cardiovascular Risk Markers in Patients after Myocardial Infraction (MI).” Atherosclerosis 194(2): e179-84.

References metabolic syndrome

Tasic, Nebojsa et al. 2021. “Black Chokeberry Aronia Melanocarpa Extract Reduces Blood Pressure, Glycemia and Lipid Profile in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome: A Prospective Controlled Trial.” Molecular and cellular biochemistry 476(7): 2663–73.
Duchnowicz, Piotr et al. 2018. “Changes in Cholinesterase Activity in Blood of Adolescent with Metabolic Syndrome after Supplementation with Extract from Aronia Melanocarpa.” BioMed research international 2018: 5670145.
Sikora, Joanna, Marlena Broncel, and Elżbieta Mikiciuk-Olasik. 2014. “Aronia Melanocarpa Elliot Reduces the Activity of Angiotensin I-Converting Enzyme-in Vitro and Ex Vivo Studies.” Oxidative medicine and cellular longevity 2014: 739721.
Broncel, Marlena et al. 2010. “Aronia Melanocarpa Extract Reduces Blood Pressure, Serum Endothelin, Lipid, and Oxidative Stress Marker Levels in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome.” Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research 16(1): CR28-34.

References sport performance and recovery

Pilaczynska-Szczesniak, Lucja et al. 2005. “The Influence of Chokeberry Juice Supplementation on the Reduction of Oxidative Stress Resulting from an Incremental Rowing Ergometer Exercise.” International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism 15(1): 48–58.

Stankiewicz, Błażej et al. 2023. “Effect of Supplementation with Black Chokeberry (Aronia Melanocarpa) Extract on Inflammatory Status and Selected Markers of Iron Metabolism in Young Football Players: A Randomized Double-Blind Trial.” Nutrients 15(4).


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