The Maqui Berry Will Give You a Natural Energy Boost

Used for Centuries for Health & Vitality by the Mapuche Indians

The maqui berry (Aristotelia chilensis) is a super fruit that grows wild in the Patagonia region of central and southern Chile as well as in Southwestern Argentina. The Mapuche indians in Chile have been eating this exotic fruit and infusing the leaves for centuries.

These hearty people were never conquered by either the Incas, invading Spaniards or local settlers. Their warriors strength and stamina has been attributed to their use of the maqui plant. The Mapuche consider this plant to also contain many medicinal properties.

Health Benefits of the Maqui Berry

Drinkers of maqui berry juice report the following health benefits:

  • You can feel the energy
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Clears severe skin problems
  • Elevates mood
  • Helps control pain
  • Improved eyesight
  • Smoother skin
  • More alert and awake
  • No more need for coffee in the mornings

Why is the Maqui Berry so Effective?

This particular berry has the higest ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) value of any known fruit! Its ability to fight free radicals in the body is unmatched by acai, mangosteen, pomegranate, bilberries, nopalea juice or any other known super fruits.

Maqui is a rich source of the following vitamins, minerals and other nutrients:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Potassium
  • Anythocyanins (anti oxidation flavonoids)
  • Essential fatty acids
  • Ellagic acid
  • Amino acids

Possible Side Effects

There are no known derogatory side effects to ingesting this berry either as a juice or in powder form.

Toxicology studies by universities in Chile show that this fruit is safe for human consumption. The berry has a history as a food additive. It has been used for years to enhance the color of wine in France. The maqui plant is registered with MERCOSUR as a condiment of botanical origin.

Research Studies

Research shows that Aristotelia chilensis may have the following health benefits:

  • Studies support this berry as an antioxidant
  • It is antimicrobial
  • Is high in anthcyanins (antioxidant flavonoids)
  • Anti-inflamatory
  • This plant may contain antiatherogenic (plaque) properties
  • May help protect against cardiovascular disease
There are no conclusive studies regarding the health benefits of this super fruit but there has been enough scientific research completed to warrant additional studies. We welcome any additional research on the possible benefits of this South American plant.

If you are pregnant, nursing or under a doctor's care consult with a physician before taking any health supplements.

Most liquid maqui supplements contain other super fruits like acai, pomegranate, mangosteen, and yumberry to help improve the taste.

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