Aronia Shown to Reduce LDL Cholesterol

Aronia Shown to Reduce LDL Cholesterol

This powerful berry should be part of your anti-aging diet

Sunday, March 27, 2011 by: John Phillip

Researchers publishing in the journal Atherosclerosis found that the high anthocyanin flavonoid content of the berry extract significantly lowered the most dangerous small dense LDL particles known to increase the risk of a heart attack. Additionally, the study found that systolic and diastolic blood pressure was reduced by a mean average of 11 and 7.2 mmHg, respectively. The study authors concluded, “In view of the fact that chokeberry flavonoids reduce the severity of inflammation, they can be used clinically for secondary prevention of ischemic heart disease.”

Functional foods that are extremely high in antioxidants play an important role in the prevention of many types of cancer. A study published in the journal Genes and Nutrition found that colon cancer cells exposed to chokeberry juice were 40% less likely to proliferate and become mature cancer cells. The designers of this research study found that the free radical scavenging capacity of Aronia prevented damage to the DNA structure and modified enzymatic activity known to promote polyps and initiate cancer.

Our probiotics, with aronia berry, come in several varieties including capsules, delicious softchews, and tasty chewables.  We also offer subscriptions to your favorite probiotics that have a whole host of benefits that other companies can’t or won’t provide in their probiotic strain. You can learn more about our probiotics here.

 

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