Issue #13 – Artemis to Showcase Aronia Berry & Elderberry at Expo West

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Expo West – 2019 Booth #3561

Artemis International, leader and pioneer in the science of dark berry extracts and supplier of flavonoid-rich Berryceutical™ ingredients, will be discussing new research on the benefits of aronia berry for heart health at Natural Products Expo West, Booth #3561. The company recently cemented a new partnership with its BerryDark™Aronia 15% ingredient and Weider’s recently introduced Artery Health formulation. Artemis International is on course to become the industry leader in supplying supplement and food/beverage manufacturers with Aronia extract, powders, and concentrates from the company’s portfolio of flavonoid-rich antioxidant ingredients.  

Artemis International’s Aronia berry extract was used in a human clinical trial where the researchers concluded that 12 weeks of supplementation with the Aronia extract resulted in significant reductions in total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol in former smokers.  Cholesterol is just one of the markers of heart health that Aronia has been shown to positively influence.[1]

In addition, elderberry continues to win kudos for its scientifically proven support of the immune system. A recent groundbreaking study by Dr. Jessie Hawkins states definitively that elderberry is shown to reduce the severity and duration of cold and flu symptoms.[2] Artemis International will be discussing Dr. Hawkins’ research at the Expo West booth.

Additional research has shown elderberry has positive benefits for the digestive system. A study from the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, provides a strong case for the relationship between flavonoid-rich foods, gut microbes, and immune efficacy. The presence of DAT (desaminotyrosine), a compound identified as being a metabolite in the gut after the consumption of key flavonoids present in elderberry, actually helps protect against damage from influenza (Steed et al. 2017(1). Therefore, a healthy balance of gut microbiota as well as flavonoid-rich foods/supplements like Elderberry appear to be the magic cocktail for positively impacting immune health.

Artemis International will be sampling its popular BerryDark chocolates, as well as offering elderberry shots to support the immune system.

Founded in 1995 by Jan Mills, the woman-owned Artemis International, Inc. has become a leader in science-driven berry-based nutraceutical ingredients for dietary supplements, functional foods/beverages and cosmeceuticals. Artemis International launched the Berryceuticals™ brand to categorize and create a clear market position for its wide range of berry-based extracts, including Elderberries, Aroniaberries, Cranberries, Blueberries, and Black Currant.

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