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Aronia Science

The aronia berry has proven to be one of nature's most powerful antioxidant foods.  The small dark berries are packed with nutrients and antioxidants. Aronia berries contain the highest levels of anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins when compared to many of the other well-known super fruits. This status comes from its impressive ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) value. Aronia berries surpass acai berries, blueberries, raspberries, goji berries, cranberries and even more fruits in their ORAC value.

Adding this amazing fruit to your daily routine can produce awesome health benefits. Native Americans have used aronia as a healing source for generations.  Akronia Valley™ wants to bring you this powerful purple berry so you can reap the benefits aronia can provide.

Take a look at what researchers have said about the aronia berry and its power. Click a topic below to browse the articles to learn more.

Heart Health


You can find related scientific articles in regards to Heart Health and the Aronia berry. Click a link to be directed to that study. Aronia melanocarpa extract reduces blood pressure, serum endothelin, lipid, and oxidative stress marker levels in patients with metabolic syndrome. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20037491 Combination therapy of statin with flavonoids rich extract from chokeberry fruits enhanced reduction in cardiovascular risk markers in patients after myocardial infraction. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17320090 Anthocyanins--an adjunct to cardiovascular therapy? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12917728 Extract of Aronia melanocarpa-modified hemostasis: in vitro studies https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4175040/ In vivo influence of extract from Aronia melanocarpa on the erythrocyte membranes in patients with hypercholesterolemia https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3560659/ Effects of Glucomannan-Enriched, Aronia Juice-Based Supplement on Cellular Antioxidant Enzymes and Membrane Lipid Status in Subjects with Abdominal Obesity https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4276299/ Aronia melanocarpa fruit extract exhibits anti-inflammatory activity in human aortic endothelial cells https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3397226/ Short-term supplementation with Aronia melanocarpa extract improves platelet aggregation, clotting, and fibrinolysis in patients with metabolic syndrome https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3397218/ Aronia melanocarpa Elliot Reduces the Activity of Angiotensin I-Converting Enzyme—In Vitro and Ex Vivo Studies https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4094718/ Extract from Aronia melanocarpa fruits potentiates the inhibition of platelet aggregation in the presence of endothelial cells https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3281331/ Action mechanism and cardiovascular effect of anthocyanins: a systematic review of animal and human studies https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5111351/ Antihyperlipidemic effect of Aronia melanocarpa fruit juice in rats fed a high-cholesterol diet. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17136466 Blood pressure-lowering properties of chokeberry (Aronia mitchurinii, var. Viking) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1756464610000253 The Involvement of a Polyphenol-Rich Extract of Black Chokeberry in Oxidative Stress on Experimental Arterial Hypertension https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2013/912769/ Antiatherogenic and Cardioprotective Effects of Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) Juice in Aging Rats www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2015/717439/ Effects of Sambucus nigra and Aronia melanocarpa extracts on immune system disorders within diabetes mellitus http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/13880209.2014.931441




Joint Health


Anthocyanin-rich Aronia melanocarpa extract improves body temperature maintenance in healthy women with a cold constitution https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3843504/ The influence of chokeberry juice supplementation on the reduction of oxidative stress resulting from an incremental rowing ergometer exercise. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15902989 Exercise and Antioxidants http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/184113 Anti-inflammatory effect of flavonoids in the natural juice from Aronia melanocarpa, rutin and rutin-magnesium complex on an experimental model of inflammation induced by histamine and serotonin. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7892768




Blood Health


Aronia melanocarpa Juice Induces a Redox-Sensitive p73-Related Caspase 3-Dependent Apoptosis in Human Leukemia Cells https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3297612/ Short-term supplementation with Aronia melanocarpa extract improves platelet aggregation, clotting, and fibrinolysis in patients with metabolic syndrome https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3397218/ Extract of Aronia melanocarpa-modified hemostasis: in vitro studies https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4175040/ Effects of Aronia melanocarpa juice as part of the dietary regimen in patients with diabetes mellitus. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12580526 Hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of Aronia melanocarpa fruit juice in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17440626 Effect of anthocyanins from Aronia melanocarpa on blood pressure, concentration of endothelin-1 and lipids in patients with metabolic syndrome. http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/18044341 Aronia melanocarpa juice induces a redox-sensitive p73-related caspase 3-dependent apoptosis in human leukemia cells. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22412883 Effect of Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) juice on the metabolic activation and detoxication of carcinogenic N-nitrosodiethylamine in rat liver. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19378944 Ingestion of black chokeberry fruit extract leads to intestinal and systemic changes in a rat model of prediabetes and hyperlipidemia. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18726160 Phenolic content, antioxidant capacity, radical oxygen species scavenging and lipid peroxidation inhibiting activities of extracts of five black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa (Michx.) Elliot) cultivars http://www.academicjournals.org/article/article1387885201_Rop%20et%20al.pdf Combination therapy of statin with flavonoids rich extract from chokeberry fruits enhanced reduction in cardiovascular risk markers in patients after myocardial infraction (MI). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17320090E Anthocyans-rich Aronia melanocarpa extract possesses ability to protect endothelial progenitor cells against angiotensin II induced dysfunction http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0944711315003281 Studies on antioxidant properties of polyphenol-rich extract from berries of Aronia melanocarpa in blood platelets. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19212014 http://www.jpp.krakow.pl/journal/archive/12_08/pdf/823_12_08_article.pdf Effect of novel plant antioxidants on platelet superoxide production and aggregation in atherosclerosis. http://www.jpp.krakow.pl/journal/archive/12_06/articles/08_article.html




Digestive Health


Low-Dose Aronia melanocarpa Concentrate Attenuates Paraquat-Induced Neurotoxicity https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4684878/ Phytochemical profile of a blend of black chokeberry and lemon juice with cholinesterase inhibitory effect and antioxidant potential http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814612006474 Aronia melanocarpa Treatment and Antioxidant Status in Selected Tissues in Wistar Rats https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4099284/ Polyphenols from Berries of Aronia melanocarpa Reduce the Plasma Lipid Peroxidation Induced by Ziprasidone https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4099167/ Cognitive-Enhancing Effect of Aronia melanocarpa Extract against Memory Impairment Induced by Scopolamine in Mice https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4867058/ Flavonoids protect neuronal cells from oxidative stress by three distinct mechanisms http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0891584900004986 Berry fruit supplementation and the aging brain. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18211020




Brain Health


Low-Dose Aronia melanocarpa Concentrate Attenuates Paraquat-Induced Neurotoxicity https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4684878/ Phytochemical profile of a blend of black chokeberry and lemon juice with cholinesterase inhibitory effect and antioxidant potential http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814612006474 Aronia melanocarpa Treatment and Antioxidant Status in Selected Tissues in Wistar Rats https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4099284/ Polyphenols from Berries of Aronia melanocarpa Reduce the Plasma Lipid Peroxidation Induced by Ziprasidone https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4099167/ Cognitive-Enhancing Effect of Aronia melanocarpa Extract against Memory Impairment Induced by Scopolamine in Mice https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4867058/ Flavonoids protect neuronal cells from oxidative stress by three distinct mechanisms http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0891584900004986 Berry fruit supplementation and the aging brain. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18211020




Eye Health


Anti-inflammatory Effects of Aronia Extract on Rat Endotoxin-Induced Uveitis http://iovs.arvojournals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2163579 Emerging Role of Antioxidants in the Protection of Uveitis Complications https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3084581/ Food Antioxidants to Prevent Cataract http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2190970 Dietary Intake of Antioxidants and Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/202098?resultClick=24




Other Research & Studies


Current knowledge of Aronia melanocarpa as a medicinal plant. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17408071 Effects of Aronia melanocarpa Constituents on Biofilm Formation of Escherichia coli and Bacillus cereus http://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/18/12/14989 Aronia melanocarpa and its components demonstrate antiviral activity against influenza viruses. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24012672 Aronia melanocarpa fruit extract exhibits anti-inflammatory activity in human aortic endothelial cells https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3397226/ Bioavailability and Antioxidant Activity of Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) Polyphenols: in vitro and in vivo Evidences and Possible Mechanisms of Action: A Review http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1541-4337.2012.00198.x/full The Clinical Effectiveness of Chokeberry: A Systematic Review http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ptr.3226/abstract Effect of Aronia melanocarpa fruit juice on indomethacin-induced gastric mucosal damage and oxidative stress in rats http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0940299305000047 Chemotherapy modulates the biological activity of breast cancer patients plasma: the protective properties of black chokeberry extract. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23220617 Antioxidant Activities of Chokeberry Extracts and the Cytotoxic Action of Their Anthocyanin Fraction on HeLa Human Cervical Tumor Cells https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3407391/ Anthocyanin-Rich Extract From Aronia meloncarpa E. Induces a Cell Cycle Block in Colon Cancer but Not Normal Colonic Cells http://www.encognitive.com/files/ Up-regulation of tumor suppressor carcinoembryonic antigen-related cell adhesion molecule 1 in human colon cancer Caco-2 cells following repetitive exposure to dietary levels of a polyphenol-rich chokeberry juice http://www.jnutbio.com/article/S0955-2863(06)00138-0/abstract Aronia melanocarpa Juice Induces a Redox-Sensitive p73-Related Caspase 3-Dependent Apoptosis in Human Leukemia Cells http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0032526 Influence of Chokeberry Juice on Arterial Blood Pressure and Lipid Parameters in Men with Mild Hypercholesterolemia http://www.if-pan.krakow.pl/pjp/pdf/2007/s1_177.pdf In vivo influence of extract from Aronia melanocarpa on the erythrocyte membranes in patients with hypercholesterolemia http://medscimonit.com/download/index/idArt/883353 Ingestion of Black Chokeberry Fruit Extract Leads to Intestinal and Systemic Changes in a Rat Model of Prediabetes and Hyperlipidemia https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11130-008-0087-7 Effects of Aronia melanocarpa juice as part of the dietary regimen in patients with diabetes mellitus. http://europepmc.org/abstract/MED/12580526 Anthocyanin-rich Aronia melanocarpa extract improves body temperature maintenance in healthy women with a cold constitution https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3843504/ Aronia melanocarpa extract reduces blood pressure, serum endothelin, lipid, and oxidative stress marker levels in patients with metabolic syndrome http://www.medscimonit.com/download/index/idArt/878315 Dietary Supplementation with Polyphenol-Rich Chokeberry Juice Improves Skin Morphology in Cellulite http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/jmf.2013.0102 Improvement of blood glucose levels and obesity in mice given aronia juice by inhibition of dipeptidyl peptidase IV and α-glucosidase http://www.jnutbio.com/article/S0955-2863(16)00041-3/abstract Effects of Glucomannan-Enriched, Aronia Juice-Based Supplement on Cellular Antioxidant Enzymes and Membrane Lipid Status in Subjects with Abdominal Obesity https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4276299/ Induction of apoptosis and reduction of MMP gene expression in the U373 cell line by polyphenolics in Aronia melanocarpa and by curcumin https://www.spandidos-publications.com/or/28/4/1435