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The History of Maqui

Maqui berry (Aristotelia Chilensis) is a deep purple berry that thrives in the harsh climate in the Patagonia region, one of the cleanest places on this planet. Maqui berry has been traditionally consumed by the Mapuche Indians for a variety of conditions such as sore throat, diarrhea, ulcers, hemorrhoids, birth delivery, fever, tumors and other ailments. During the winter months, the Mapuche Indians consume dried maqui fruits to boost their immune system for prevention of cold and flu, and to increase body warmth.

The Mapuche Indian is the only unconquered Indian in the entire American continents. The Incas and Spaniard tried for many
centuries without success. According to a Spanish document recorded in the 18th centuries, the Mapuche warrior drank a
fermented beverage made from maqui berry call “Chicha” several times daily, which may have contributed to the extraordinary strength and stamina that the warriors exhibited.

 

Standardized and Clinically Proven

Maqui berry is the highest known antioxidant superfruit, containing high concentration of polyphenols and anthocyanins. Our Maqui Superberry™ is wild harvested by the Mapuche Indian in a certified organic native forest in Chile. It is produced at a state of the art facility that is certified organic and kosher, standardized to the ORAC, anthocyanins, and polyphenols.

HP Ingredients provide a variety of highest quality Maqui Superberry™ products ranging from juice concentrate, whole fruit
powder, liquid concentrate powder, and standardized extract. Our scientists at Universidad Austral de Chile are continuing the research with Maqui Superberry™ for its antioxidant, antiinflammatory, cholesterol, and healthy blood glucose support.

 

Benefits of Maqui Superberry™

  • Extraordinary Antioxidant Protection
  • Natural COX-2 Inhibitor
  • Neutralizes Toxic Free Radicals and Protects Cell Against Oxidation
  • Supports Healthy Inflammatory Response
  • Supports Healthy immune Response
  • Promotes Healthy Aging
  • Promotes Healthy Cholesterol
  • Promotes Eye Health
  • Supports Healthy Glucose Balance

 

Anthocyanins & Delphinidin in Maqui Superberry™

Anthocyanins are the most powerful antioxidant compounds with the strongest benefits towards whole health, exhibiting health support of inflammation based issues. Benefits of Anthocyanins include neutralizing enzymes that can destroy connective tissues, promotes cardiovascular health by preventing oxidation of low-density lipoproteins (LDL), protects blood vessel walls from oxidative damage, and supports a healthy blood glucose level. Anthocyanins in Maqui Superberry™ are truly unique as 80% of all anthocyanins in Maqui Superberry™ are delphinidin, the most important anthocyanidins found in dark berries. Delphinidin is reported to exert superior antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.

 

Mode of Action

Anti-inflammatory Properties:
Researchers have shown that the activation of PPAR gamma leads to the inhibition of NFkappaB, reduction of COX-2 enzyme & prostaglandin level. In a research published on Boletín Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Plantas Medicinales y Aromáticas (2011), Maqui berry juice exhibit strong anti-inflammatory properties by inhibiting NFκB, a key regulator of our immune and inflammatory response system. In addition, maqui berry juice reduces the COX-2 expression, an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain.

Support Healthy Immune Response:
Ca2+ signals regulate the expression of cytokines that are critical for immune responses. Impaired Ca2+ signaling is linked to several inherited immunodeficiency diseases. In a research published on Cell Biochemistry Biophysics (2013), Delphinidin in maqui berry is shown to activate NFAT, induces IL-2 and IFN-γ production through SOCE-mediated Ca2+ signaling. The study suggests that delphinidin in maqui berry exerts immunostimulatory effects.

Antioxidant Properties:
ORAC test measures a food’s antioxidant ability to neutralize free radicals and potentially mitigate health imbalances. Nutritionist recommends at least 3,000 ORAC per day. Maqui Superberry™ has the highest ORAC value compare to all
superfruits, providing a healthy foundation for the whole health and is one of the best healthy aging maintenance product.

No single antioxidant assay can accurately reflect the antioxidant potency of any beverage, we utilized four tests to measure antioxidant potency of Maqui berry juice:

  1. Trolox Equivalent Antioxidant Capacity (TEAC)
  2. Oxygen Radical Absorbing Capacity (ORAC)
  3. Ferric Reducing Antioxidant Power (FRAP)
  4. Diphenyl-1-Picrylhydrazyl (DPPH)

 

Promote Healthy Cholesterol:
In a research published on J Agric Food Chem. 2002 Dec 18, Maqui Berry juice has higher polyphenol content and scores better for total free radical trapping potential and total antioxidant reactivity in vitro antioxidant capacity tests, when compared
to different commercial berries. In addition, maqui berry juice is effective in inhibiting copper-induced LDL oxidation, suggesting the anti-atherogenic properties.

Promote Healthy Blood Glucose:
Anthocyanins are polyphenols are known for prevention or lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus (DM), arthritis and cancer. Delphinidin are found in research to inhibit Na+-dependent glucose transport, and maybe helpful
in promoting healthy glucose balance.

 

Maqui Berry Offering

  • Maqui Superberry® 65 brix liquid concentrate (Organic & Standard)
  • Maqui Superberry® liquid concentrate powder (Organic & Standard)
  • Maqui Superberry® spray dried powder
  • Maqui Superberry® whole fruit freeze dried powder (Organic & Standard)

 


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* The products and the information provided have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug administration. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

   
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