Aronia berry, also known as chokeberry, is a dark purple fruit that grows on shrubs native to North America. It has been studied for its potential health benefits, including its effects on cardiovascular health.
Research suggests that aronia berries may help improve cardiovascular health by reducing inflammation, decreasing blood pressure, and improving blood lipid profiles. The high antioxidant content of aronia berries may also play a role in protecting against cardiovascular disease.(1)
Another study published in the journal Nutrients in 2017 found that aronia berry supplementation for eight weeks improved endothelial function in individuals with mild to moderate hypertension. Endothelial function is an important measure of cardiovascular health as it relates to the ability of blood vessels to dilate and contract.(2)
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1. La Sayec, M, et al. The effects of Aronia berry (poly)phenol supplementation on arterial function and the gut microbiome in middle aged men and women: Results from a randomized controlled trial. Clin Nutr. 2022 Nov
2. Loo, Brit-Marie. Consumption of chokeberry (Aronia mitschurinii) products modestly lowered blood pressure and reduced low-grade inflammation in patients with mildly elevated blood pressure. Nutr Res. 2016 Nov.