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    Maqui Berry

    Aristotelia chilensis

    Maqui Berry

    What is it?

    Maqui (Aristotelia chilensis) is a type of berry native to South America. Long consumed in whole and juice form, maqui is now found in a number of dietary supplements (including powders, capsules and juice blends). Proponents claim that maqui supplements offer a wide range of health benefits, partly due to antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds.

    Key Information

    • Maqui is purported to protect against some forms of cancer (such as colon cancer) and a number of inflammation-related diseases (includingdiabetes and heart disease).
    • Blood Pressure and Cholesterol: Research suggests that consumption of anthocyanins may boost your defense against high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

    More Information

    Maqui is touted as a natural remedy for several health conditions, including arthritis and high cholesterol. Some proponents also suggest that maqui can help support weight-loss efforts, slow theaging process, promote detox and stimulate the immune system. Studies show that maqui containsanthocyanins, a type of potent antioxidant. In addition, preliminary studies indicate that anthocyanins may possess anti-cancer properties, fight obesity and enhance heart health.


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