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Anthocyanins from fruits may benefit the cardiovascular system through platelet chemokines

Anthocyanins have been shown to positively affect the functioning of many organs and systems, including the immune , nervous and cardiovascular systems. A new study published in Nutrition and Metabolism has now revealed another possible mechanism through which anthocyanins, a type of flavonoid, benefit the cardiovascular system. In the study which …

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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 …


Astragalus root and elderberry fruit extracts enhance the IFN-β stimulatory effects of Lactobacillus acidophilus in murine-derived dendritic cells.

By: Frøkiær H, Henningsen L, Metzdorff SB, Weiss G, Roller M, Flanagan J, Fromentin E, Ibarra A. Abstract Many foods and food components boost the immune system, but little data are available regarding the mechanisms by which they do. Bacterial strains have disparate effects in stimulating the immune system. In dendritic …