Ft. Wayne, IN—Artemis International has added the Aronia berry to their product listings, in the forms of an extract, a powder, and a concentrate.

Aronia berries, also known as chokeberries, are native to North America. They were grown in Poland and Eastern Europe for years, but have been brought back to the United States, according to Artemis International.

The berries are tart, with a high content of tannins. They contain high levels of phytonutrients and antioxidants, and provide cardiovascular support, immune support, and gastric support.

Artemis lists several studies performed on Aronia berries, three of which were conducted on humans. The studies found that Aronia intake reduced blood pressure and C-reactive protein, a cardiovascular risk marker; that it reduced LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels; and that Aronia provided cellular protection from oxidative injury and increased flow-mediated dilation of the brachial artery.

Artemis has partnered with Weider Global Nutrition to include Artemis’s BerryDark Aronia in Weider’s new Artery Health formulation.

Weider Global Nutrition is an active nutrition company based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Artemis International is a woman-owned company that creates science-driven, berry-based nutraceutical ingredients.