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New Human Study: A drink containing a mixture of berries, including elderberry improves brain function and cardiovascular health.

Berries are key ingredients in any healthy lifestyle. This is partly due to their high content in polyphenols, fiber and vitamins. Daily consumption of berries can help us prevent many chronic diseases including heart disease. One major health concern for older individuals is the decline of their cognitive abilities. As …

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Flavonoids show benefits against flu infections especially when a specific gut bacterium is present

Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis have concluded from an animal study published in Science, that a specific microbe found in the gut may protect consumers of flavonoid-rich foods against flus. The protection from flu was found to be the result of a metabolite produced in …

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Top 5 Recent Studies and Reviews on Berries and Flavonoids

Need another pair of eyes to find the most recent studies and reviews on berries and flavonoids? The Berry Room will highlight newly published research. You are also invited to send reviews of new studies for our product development readers. Here are my top 5 picks for the most interesting …

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USDA Study Confirms that Cranberry Juice Consumption Lowers Markers of Cardiometabolic Risk

Cranberry Juice Consumption Lowers Markers of Cardiometabolic Risk, Including Blood Pressure and Circulating C-Reactive Protein, Triglyceride, and Glucose Concentrations in Adults1,2,3,4 Janet A Novotny5,*, David J Baer5, Christina Khoo6, Sarah K Gebauer5, and Craig S Charron5 +Author Affiliations 5Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, USDA, Beltsville, MD; and …

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Elderberry formula beats Flu

Inhibitory activity of a standardized elderberry liquid extract against clinically-relevant human respiratory bacterial pathogens and influenza A and B viruses Christian Krawitz, Mobarak Abu Mraheil, Michael Stein, Can Imirzalioglu, Eugen Domann, Stephan Pleschka,and Torsten Hain BMC Complement Altern Med. 2011 Abstract Background Black elderberries (Sambucus nigra L.) are well known as supportive agents against common …

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Fruit yoghurt is an important source of bio-accessible polyphenols and carotenoids according to a new study.

A recent study  seeking to evaluate the influence of in vitro gastrointestinal digestion on the stability and bio-accessibility of phenolic compounds and carotenoids, as well as on the antioxidant activity in strawberry and peach enriched yoghurt has concluded that  fruit yoghurt is an important source of bio-accessible polyphenols and carotenoids and …

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A natural Polyphenol found in Strawberries improves memory according to research at the Salk institute

A research carried out at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California (an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to fundamental discoveries in the life sciences, the improvement of human health and the training of future generations of researchers), has discovered that a naturally occuring flavonoid called fisetin which is …

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Incorporation of the elderberry anthocyanins by endothelial cells increases protection against oxidative stress

By: Youdim KA, Martin A, Joseph JA. Abstract The objective of this study was to investigate the ability of endothelial cells (EC) to incorporate anthocyanins and to examine their potential benefits against various oxidative stressors. Endothelial dysfunction has been proposed to play an important role in the initiation and development of …

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Inhibitory activity of a standardized elderberry liquid extract against clinically-relevant human respiratory bacterial pathogens and influenza A and B viruses

By: Christian Krawitz, Mobarak Abu Mraheil, Michael Stein, Can Imirzalioglu, Eugen Domann, Stephan Pleschka,and Torsten Hain   Abstract Background Black elderberries (Sambucus nigra L.) are well known as supportive agents against common cold and influenza. It is further known that bacterial super-infection during an influenza virus (IV) infection can lead to severe pneumonia. We have analyzed …

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Anti-Influenza Virus Effects of Elderberry Juice and Its Fractions

By: Emiko Kinoshita, Kyoko Hayashi, Hiroshi Katayama, Toshimitsu Hayashi, Akio Obata ABSTRACT. Elderberry (Sambucus nigra L.) has traditionally been used for treating influenza and colds. We evaluated the antiviral effect of concentrated juice of elderberry (CJ-E) on the human influenza A virus (IFV). CJ-E had a relatively strong effect on …

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