Heart disease is the leading cause of death globally. Multiple studies have concluded that daily consumption of Aronia has cardioprotective benefits as it works to lower both blood pressure and bad cholesterol, the primary risk factors for heart disease. The anti-inflammatory effects of Aronia help keep arteries flexible and strong, contributing to overall heart health.
The heart health benefits of consuming Aronia have the exponential benefit of contributing to bone health, as both are influenced by how the body utilizes calcium. Healthy blood flow and circulation ensures calcium is directed to the bones instead of remaining in the arteries. For young developing bones or for healthy aging and the prevention of bone loss, strong hearts and bones go together!
Aronia Berries contain significant amounts of plant compounds, including flavonoids. Human studies have shown these plant compounds have a positive impact on cognition and contribute to delaying age-related cognitive decline. Promising research indicates specific compounds in Aronia and their antioxidant activity have a neuroprotective effect on brain cells.
A healthy immune system is your body’s defense system against viruses, but it is also critical to maintaining other health functions, like digestion, regulating blood pressure and managing chronic inflammation. Inflammation can damage healthy cells, leading to chronic diseases and premature aging. Aronia is estimated to have the highest plant content of anthocyanin measured to date and these plant compounds have demonstrated powerful anti-inflammatory effects.
Professional athletes as well as everyday athletes seek functional benefits from every morsel they consume. The levels and diversity of plant compounds in Aronia, have specific benefits for athletes, including aiding in recovery from intense exercise. Tohi is supporting research at the EC Lee Lab at the University of Connecticut focused on the impact of Aronia supplementation on human performance and resilience to stress.