- Product Partners
- Supplements Facts
- Scientific References
- Client Reviews
Potent Fruit Polyphenols and Other Phytonutrients Provide
a “Nutritional Feast” in a Glass
Super fruits are unique because they contain high levels of health boosting “phytonutrients” not found in regular fruits including beneficial antioxidant like nutrients called polyphenols.
TrueBerry7™ combines seven “Best in Class” super fruit extracts into a nutritious powder mix that makes a great tasting drink when you add to 6oz to 8oz of water (you can adjust water amount to taste your preference). It also contains 2 grams of soluble fiber per serving.
TrueBerry7™ does not contain any sugar, artificial sweeteners or preservatives. Here’s a summary of each super fruit extract:
AuroraBlue™ Wild Alaskan Blueberry - from the Denali region of Alaska, ORAC tests have shown it contains about 8 to 10 times more antioxidant compounds than other wild blueberries.
P40p® Pomegranate - from the Spanish Canary islands, each 100mg serving provides the identical anti-oxidant profile as a fresh pomegranate - without the sugar, calories or any allergens.
MegaNatural®-BP Grape Seed - from Califonia wine country, supports blood pressure with a patented concentrated extract that contains over 90% grape seed polyphenols.
CherryPure™ Tart Cherry - from the Lake Michigan shoreline, this 100% pure tart cherry powder contains high amounts of the key tart cherry nutrients: anthocyanins 1 and 2.
Capros® Amla - from India, has been the subject of 8 clinical studies showing it helps cholesterol, triglyceride and blood sugar levels and promotes normal platelet aggregation.
Maqui SuperBerry™- from Southern Chile and USDA certified organic, maqui is the highest scoring super fruit on the ORAC antioxidant scale.
Organic Acai Berry- from the Amazon and USDA certified organic, made using a freeze drying technology using the whole fruit maximizing nutritional content.
AuroraBlue®: “Beyond Organic” Wild Alaskan Blueberry
A few years ago, the American Dietetic Association chose blueberries as the third most beneficial food that affects a person’s health - salmon and oats were the top two.
That comes on the heels of a Cornell University study that found blueberries are “the #1 source of antioxidants of all common fruits.”
So what makes blueberries so good for you?
The secret to the potency of blueberries is an unusually high concentration of polyphenols called anthocyanins.
Not only do anthocyanins put the “blue” in blueberries, they have been shown to benefit your health in many ways.
You’ll be delighted to know that TrueBerry7™ contains the most potent whole blueberry powder you can find, called AuroraBlue®.
The potent AuroraBlue® blueberries only come from the Denali region in Northern Alaska. These are truly “wild” blueberries and beyond organic in purity. FDA test methods detected absolutely no pesticides or herbicides in these berries and virtually undetectable levels of heavy metals.
And here’s the most exciting part - scientific testing has shown that AuroraBlue® contains 8 to 10 times more anthocyanins than regular wild blueberries.
Why are these blueberries so potent?
It’s because the wild Alaskan blueberry needs greater antioxidant protection to survive the extremely harsh weather in the Denali region of Alaska.
You won’t find AuroraBlue® just anywhere because supply is very limited. In fact, NatureCity® is currently just one of about five companies in the world who have access to these special berries.
MegaNatural®-BP: The Patented and Clinically Tested Grape Seed Extract
One of the first modern doctors to utilize grapes for blood pressure health was John Harvey Kellogg, M.D., - who also started the Kellogg cereal empire. According to published accounts, Dr. Kellogg used to prescribe 10 to 14 pounds of grapes daily as a blood pressure remedy!
Fortunately, science has come a long way, and with MegaNatural®-BP, you now have a much more practical solution.
MegaNatural®-BP is a highly concentrated grape seed extract standardized to contain at least 90% polyphenols-the key blood pressure supporting compounds.
Each batch of MegaNatural®-BPis made in California from a special blend of unfermented wine grapes by Polyphenolics, a division of Constellation Brands - the world’s leading premium wine company.
The relationship between Polyphenolics and its parent company results in a uniquely sustainable model of agriculture wherein all parts of the grape are utilized. The grape juice is used to make wine and the unfermented grape seeds are used to manufacture MegaNatural®-BP.
The grape seeds are put through a patented hot-water based extraction process without any traces of toxic chemicals or solvents in the final ingredient.
Every lot of MegaNatural®-BP is rigorously tested for heavy metals, pesticides and microbiological contaminants to ensure purity and safety.
MegaNatural®-BP was used in the first study that proved the positive effects of grape seed extract on human subjects. To date, the blood pressure benefits of MegaNatural®-BP have been demonstrated in a total of five clinical studies.
In general, these studies have shown that 300mg of MegaNatural®-BP daily may help improve diastolic and systolic blood pressure by about 11 points and 7 points, respectively, after 60 days in individuals with a starting blood pressure below 139/90.
Research has indicated that MegaNatural®-BP works by helping to stimulate nitric oxide which allows smooth muscle in blood vessels to relax, supporting healthy blood flow.
In clinical studies, MegaNatural®-BP has been shown to be free of reported side effects, making it a reliable option for people looking to maintain blood pressure within a healthy range.
Why Capros® Is the Superior Amla... As Shown in 8 Human Clinical Studies
Amla is considered one of the most important medicinal berries in the Indian traditional system of medicine. Harvested from branches up to 40 feet above ground, Amla contains unique polyphenols that offer a multitude of health benefits.
The most notable of these polyphenols are Emblicanin A and Emblicanin B. Emblicanins are different from most other polyphenol antioxidants because they 1) have a cascading antioxidant effect and 2) resist becoming unwanted pro-oxidants.
By cascading effect, it means the antioxidant is not “one and done” when it comes to neutralizing free radicals. Instead, it recycles itself to provide longer lasting protection against oxidative stress.
Even better, while some antioxidants exhibit pro-oxidant activity after they’ve neutralized a free radical, this is not an issue with Amla. Emblicanins do not have any pro-oxidant effects.
Despite its rich history in traditional medicine and strong nutritional profile, until recently very little scientific clinical studies had been conducted on Amla.
That changed five years ago when the makes of Capros® committed to spend millions of dollars on human clinical studies on their patented Capros Amla ingredient.
Natreon, Inc., the maker of Capros®, was willing to make this investment because they knew they had the premier Amla ingredient.
In fact, Capros®, delivers up to 2 times more of the key amla polyphenols than regular Amla extracts.
To achieve this, fresh Amla berries are picked at their peak potency to maximize polyphenol levels. Organic methods are used on the amla farm - no pesticides or harmful chemicals are ever employed.
Immediately after pressing juice from the berries - the juice is stabilized so no key compounds are lost. No harmful solvents are used in the extraction process.
In addition to testing for potency, two independent labs test for microbial and heavy metals - ensuring that the Capros® powder is both potent and meets purity standards.
To date, Capros® has been the subject of eight human clinical studies - each showing remarkable potential for improving heart and cardiovascular health and reducing oxidative stress.
P40p®: Provides the Identical Antioxidant Profile as a Fresh Pomegranate
In case you’re not familiar with pomegranate, the pomegranate tree is native to Africa and the Middle East, and was one of the first fruits cultivated in the world.
Why has pomegranate become so popular?
It offers one of the highest antioxidant contents of any fruit in the world thanks to a unique group of polyphenols called punicosides.
In fact, studies show that punicosides are responsible for 90% of the antioxidant activity of pomegranate.
And we’ve captured most of this polyphenol activity for TrueBerry7™ by using a unique pomegranate ingredient called P40p®.
What makes P40p® special is each 100mg serving provides the identical anti-oxidant profile as a fresh pomegranate - without the sugar, calories or any allergens.
P40p® is made from the whole pomegranate, including the rind and skin. And that means you get the full benefits of this amazing super fruit.
Each serving of P40p® contains a whopping 40% punicosides!
Even better, approximately 95% of these punicosides are absorbed into your blood - making P40p® a potent addition to TrueBerry7™.
Here’s the bottom line - each serving of TrueBerry7™ contains 100mg of P40p® - which is equivalent to the antioxidant content of 3.4 ounce of pomegranate juice.
This allows you to maximize potential benefits from this remarkable super fruit including supporting healthy blood sugar, promoting cardiovascular health and supporting joint and muscle recovery after activity.
CherryPURE®: Just Pure Tart Cherry With No Fillers!
For many years, tart cherries were known as an effective folk remedy to legions of people seeking relief from joint pain and stiffness, and gout.
But folks only reported these benefits from tart cherries... not ordinary sweet cherries.
This led health researchers to ask “what is it about tart cherries that make them so different?”
As it turns out, researchers at Michigan State, the University of Michigan and other universities discovered that tart cherries offer a powerful package of phytonutrients unmatched by other fruits.
In particular, tart cherries uniquely contain high amounts of two nutrients called anthocyanins 1 and 2. You won’t find these two nutrients in blueberries, grapes, pomegranates, apples or most other berries.
And it’s because of anthocyanins 1 and 2, that tart cherries may provide soothing relief to joints and muscles.
Researchers at the University of Michigan were among the first to show the benefits of tart cherries in a clinical study.
This study involved overweight adults and subjects who were asked to drink 8oz of tart cherry juice daily for four weeks. And the benefits were pretty impressive.
The participants drinking tart cherry juice significantly reduced inflammation in their body measured by markers such as C-reactive protein (CRP).
What’s more, many of the adults also had lower levels of uric acid (linked to gout) and better triglyceride levels (improving heart health).
And as with the other super fruit ingredients in TrueBerry7™, we give you the best. Each serving of TrueBerry7™ contains the tart cherry powder so pure, it’s trademarked as CherryPURE®.
The northern shorelines off of Lake Michigan produce the most potent tart cherries around - and that’s where the Montmorency tart cherries used to make CherryPURE® are grown.
But it takes more than a good farm to make CherryPURE®. After harvesting, the tart cherries are freeze dried and the water is removed without any additives, leaving you a rich and potent tart cherry powder.
This last part is important because many tart cherry products contain as much as 15% fillers, so you’re not getting pure tart cherry the way nature made it.
But thanks to CherryPURE®’s unique manufacturing process, fillers aren’t necessary. That means you get 100% pure tart cherry power, with all the nutrients-and benefits-you deserve.
And the potential benefits of CherryPURE® were shown in four clinical studies recently published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.
In this research, taking 480mg of CherryPURE® for just seven days resulted in these benefits:
So CherryPURE® can help your body recover faster from a long walk, a day of golf, gardening, hiking, and many other activities too!
USDA Certified Organic Acai from the Brazilian Amazon
You’ve probably heard all about the excitement surrounding this powerful berry.
Noted health expert Dr. Nicholas Perricone - author of the bestselling book The Perricone Promise - calls it... “The #1 Superfood In The World!”
This remarkable berry - found deep within the rainforests of the Amazon jungle - is called acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee).
Acai naturally contains a remarkable concentration of polyphenols and anthocyanins that help combat the effects of premature aging.
Plus, clinical findings suggest that when you fuel your body with powerful anthocyanins you can help improve artery health, normalize LDL and HDL cholesterol and promote blood sugar health.
The best and purest acai berries grow deep in the Amazon Rainforest. And that’s where we source the 100% USDA Certified organic acai in Trueberry7™.
Each berry is handpicked by local workers. And these men and women make sure you’re getting the best and most potent fruit available.
Once the berries are picked, they’re immediately whisked to a state-of-the-art filtration facility.
And within hours of harvesting, the berries are concentrated using modern freeze-drying technology using the whole fruit - so you get each and every nutrient acai has to offer.
Maqui SupeBerry™: The “Energy” Berry from Patagonia, Chile
For over 300 years, invaders struggled to conquer the Mapuche Indians of modern-day Chile. And for 300 years, they all failed.
The Spanish... the Incas... even modern governments couldn’t overcome these tough-as-nails mountain dwellers.
In fact, it wasn’t until recently that these mountain people consented to being actively governed by Chile.
So how did they do it? Well, according to the Spanish, the Mapuche relied on a special berry to give them strength and stamina.
Even though they ate very little food, this Patagonian super fruit gave them the energy to fight-and win-against superior forces.
According to one Spanish conquistador, “the warriors are short but strong. They eat very little solid food, but drink 7 times a day.a drink made from maqui berries. They call it... 'the legendary source of strength and stamina'”.
Today, the Mapuche still rely on maqui berries to give them the energy they need to thrive in the harsh climate of their remote mountain communities.
And modern research shows that this harsh climate is actually the key to maqui’s amazing energy-boosting powers.
You see the high altitudes, rich soil, and bright sunlight of the Andes give maqui an off-the-charts high ORAC score.
In fact, studies show this tiny berry has more anthocyanins and polyphenols than any other fruit on the planet!
As a result, maqui is the highest-scoring super fruit on the ORAC scale.
As you may know, the ORAC scale rates the antioxidant power of a particular food. A higher ORAC often means more free radical protection.
Early research shows that maqui berries are packed with powerful compounds that help support healthy joints, promote healthy circulation, and help keep your blood sugar levels healthy, too.
No wonder it helped the Mapuche survive against all odds for 300 years!
And now the Mapuche are pleased to share their secret with you. In fact, the USDA certified organic maqui berries used in TrueBerry7™ are handpicked by Mapuche Indians on their native land. No machinery is allowed.
These berries grow in a 100% pollution free forest, far from industry and main roads - and no pesticide or herbicide is used.
What's more, potency is maximized by using a proprietary freeze drying and filtration process.
You’ll be happy to know that while you’re enjoying the health benefits of maqui, you’re also helping support the Mapuche’ s and preserving their native forest.
It’s a win-win for everyone!
Dietary Supplement / Net Wt. 4.4 oz. (126g)
Serving Size: 1 scoop (4.2 g)
Servings per Container: 30
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Calories from Fat||0|
|Total Carbohydrate||3 g||1%*|
|Dietary fiber||2 g||8%*|
|AuroraBlue® blend consisting of Oval-leaf blueberry (Vaccinium ovalifolium Sm.), Alaska blueberry (Vaccinium alaskaense How.), Alpine blueberry (Vaccinium uliginosum L.) and Dwarf bilberry (Vaccinium cespitosum Michx.)||100 mg||†|
|Capros® Indian Gooseberry (Phyllanthus emblica)||125 mg||†|
|Maqui Superberry™ (organic freeze dried maqui berry)||150 mg||†|
|MegaNatural®-BP Grape Seed Extract (>90% Polyphenols)||150 mg||†|
|P40p™ Pomegranate fruit extract (40% punicosides)||100 mg||†|
|Acai Berry (organic freeze dried) (Euterpe oleracea)||150 mg||†|
|CherryPURE® (Montmorency (tart cherryskin powder)||175 mg||†|
|Non-GMO Fibersol®-2 Soluble Fiber (resistant glucose polymers)||2 g||†|
|Stevia Leaf Extract||109 mg||†|
† Daily value not established.
* Percent Daily values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Other Ingredients: natural flavors, malic acid, citric acid, and silica.
MegaNatural®-BP and its logo are trademarks of Constellation Wines U.S., Inc. / AuroraBlue™ is owned by Denali Biotechnologies / Fibersol®-2 is a registered trademark of Matsutani America, Inc. / Caprosr is a registered trademark of Natreon, Inc. / P40p™ is a Trademark of PL Thomas & Co., Inc. / CherryPURE® is a registered trademark of Shoreline Fruit, LLC.
Suggested Use: Add one (1) scoop (filled to line) to 8 fl oz of water and mix well. Drink as many glasses per day as desired, at least two per day is recommended.
TrueBerry 7™ is a fusion of seven polyphenol rich superfruits from around the world. TrueBerry 7™ does not contain sugar or artificial sweeteners, it is made with 100% natural ingredients.†
Keep out of reach of children.
Store at 15-30° C (59-86° F).
Protect from heat, light and moisture.
Do not purchase if seal is broken.
†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
- Gluten Free
- Assembled in the USA
- BPA Free
Manufactured for and Distributed by: NatureCity®
Boca Raton, FL 33487 www.naturecity.com
To re-order call toll free 1-800-593-2563
Khanna S, Das A, Spieldenner J, Rink C, Roy S. “Supplementation of a Standardized Extract from Phyllanthus emblica Improves Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Platelet Aggregation in Overweight/Class-1 Obese Adults.” Journal of Medicinal Food. 2015 18 (4) 415-420.
Fatima N, Pingali U, Muralidhar N. “Study of pharmacodynamic interaction of Phyllanthus emblica extract with clopidogrel and ecosprin in patients with type II diabetes mellitus.” Phytomedicine. 2014 Apr 15;21(5):579-85.
Fatima N, Pingali U, Pilli R. "Capros may mitigate cold pressor stress induced cardiovascular changes." Pharmacognosy Research, January-March 2014, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 29-35.
Pingali U, Fatima N, Muralidhar N. “Effects of Phyllanthus emblica extract on endothelial dysfunction and biomarkers of oxidative stress in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a randomized, double-blind, controlled study.” Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy. July 2013 Volume 2013:6 Pages 275-284.
Usharani P, Fatima N, Muralidhar N: “Effects of Phyllanthus emblica extract on endothelial dysfunction and biomarkers of oxidative stress in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: A randomized, double-blind, controlled study.” Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes 2013;6:275–284.
Usharani P, Kishan PV, Fatima N, Kumar UC: “A comparative study to evaluate the effect of highly standardised aqueous extracts of Phyllanthus emblica, withania somnifera and their combination on endothelial dysfunction and biomarkers in patients with type II diabetes mellitus.” Int J Pharm Sci Res 2014;5: 2687–2697.
Usharani P, Sravanti IV. “Evaluation of effect of Emblica officinalis (Capros) on mental stress induced cardiovascular changes in healthy human subjects” Awaiting publication
Usharani P, et. al.: “Study of Capros and Placebo on Endothelial dysfunction in Metabolic syndrome” Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences Punjagutta, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. Awaiting publication
Biswas TK, Cakrabarti S, Pandit S, Jana U, Dey SK. “Clinical evaluation of a Standardized extract of Emblica officinalis fruits for improvement of cardio-respiratory and antioxidant status of volunteers with long smoking history” Awaiting publication
Other Amla Studies
Akhtar MS, Ramzan A, Ali A, Ahmad M. “Effect of Amla fruit (Emblica officinalis Gaertn.) on blood glucose and lipid profile of normal subjects and type 2 diabetic patients.” International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. 2011 Sep;62(6):60.
Muhammad, S.A., Ayesha, R., Amanat, A., Ahmad, M., Effect of amla fruit (Emblica officinalis Gaertn.) on blood glucose and lipid profile of normal subjects and type 2 diabetic patients. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. 2011. 62, 606–616.
Chen TS, Liou SY, Chang YL. “Supplementation of Emblica officinalis (Amla) extract reduces oxidative stress in uremic patients.” The American Journal of Chinese Medicine. 2009;37(1):19-25.
Jacob A, Pandey M, Kapoor S, Saroja R. “Effect of the Indian gooseberry (amla) on serum cholesterol levels in men aged 35-55 years.” European Journal of Clinical Nutitionr. 1988;42(11):939-944.
MegaNatural®-BP Grape Seed Extract
Park E, Edirisinghe I, Choy Y, Waterhouse A, Burton-Freeman B. “Effects of Grape Seed Extract Beverage on Blood Pressure and Metabolic Indices in Individuals with Pre-Hypertension” Submitted/under review.
Ras RT, Zock PL, Zebregs YE, Johnston NR, Webb DJ, Draijer R. “Effect of polyphenol-rich grape seed extract on ambulatory blood pressure in subjects with pre- and stage I hypertension.” British Journal of Nutrition. 2013 Dec;110(12):2234-41.
M. Robinson, B. Lu, I. Edirisinghe and C.T. Kappagoda. “Effect of Grape Seed Extract on Blood Pressure in Subjects with Pre-Hypertension.” Journal of Pharmacy and Nutrition Sciences. 2012, 2, 155-159.
Edirisinghe, J. Randolph, M. Cheema, R. Tadapaneni, et al. “Effect of grape seed extract on postprandial oxidative status and metabolic responses in men and women with the metabolic syndrome - randomized, cross-over, placebo-controlled study”. Functional Foods in Health and Disease (2012), 2(12):508-521
Sivaprakasapillai B1, Edirisinghe I, Randolph J, Steinberg F, Kappagoda T. “Effect of grape seed extract on blood pressure in subjects with the metabolic syndrome.” Metabolism Clinical and Experimental.2009 Dec;58(12):1743-6.
Oher Grape Seed Extract
Wahner-Roedler DL, Bauer BA, Loehrer LL, Cha SS, Hoskin TL, Olson JE. “The effect of grape seed extract on estrogen levels of postmenopausal women: a pilot study.” Journal of Dietary Supplements. 2014 Jun;11(2):184-97.
Terauchi M, Horiguchi N, Kajiyama A, Akiyoshi M, Owa Y, Kato K, Kubota T. “Effects of grape seed proanthocyanidin extract on menopausal symptoms, body composition, and cardiovascular parameters in middle-aged women: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study.” Menopause. 2014 Sep;21(9):990-6.
De Groote D, et al. “Effect of the intake of resveratrol, resveratrol phosphate, and catechin-rich grape seed extract on markers of oxidative stress and gene expression in adult obese subjects.” Ann Nutr Metab. (2012)
Feringa HH, Laskey DA, Dickson JE, Coleman CI. “The effect of grape seed extract on cardiovascular risk markers: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.” J Am Diet Assoc. 2011 Aug;111(8):1173-81.
Kar P, Laight D, Rooprai HK, Shaw KM, Cummings M. “Effects of grape seed extract in Type 2 diabetic subjects at high cardiovascular risk: a double blind randomized placebo controlled trial examining metabolic markers, vascular tone, inflammation, oxidative stress, and insulin sensitivity.” Diabet Med. 2009;26(5):526-31.
Vigna GB, Costantini F, Aldini G, et al. “Effect of a standardized grape seed extract on low-density lipoprotein susceptibility to oxidation in heavy smokers.” Metabolism. 2003;52(10):1250-7.
Preuss HG, Wallerstedt D, Talpur N, Tutuncuoglu SO, Echard B, Myers A et al. “Effects of niacin-bound chromium and grape seed proanthocyanidin extract on the lipid profile of hypercholesterolemic subjects: a pilot study.” J Med 2000;31:227-46.
Levers K, Dalton R, Galvan E, Goodenough C, O'Connor A, Simbo S, Barringer N, Mertens-Talcott SU, Rasmussen C, Greenwood M, Riechman S, Crouse S, Kreider RB. “Effects of powdered Montmorency tart cherry supplementation on an acute bout of intense lower body strength exercise in resistance trained males.” Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 2015 Nov 16;12:41.
Galvan E, Levers K, Dalton R, Goodenough C, O’Connor A, Simbo S, Barringer N, Carter J, Seesselberg C, Coletta A, Jung YP, Koozeh- chian M, Sanchez B, Springer S, Cho M, Mertens-Talcott S, Rasmussen C, Greenwood M, Kreider R. “Powdered Tart Cherry Supplementation Effectively Reduces Markers of Catabolism and Perceptions of Muscle Soreness following an Acute Bout of Intense Endurance Exercise.” Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 2014 Dec; 11(Suppl 1): P33.
Goodenough C, Levers K, Dalton R, Galvan E, O’Connor A, Simbo S, Barringer N, Carter J, Seesselberg C, Coletta A, Jung YP, Koozehchian M, Sanchez B, Springer S, Cho M, Mertens-Talcott S, Rasmussen C, Greenwood M, Kreiderg R. “Powdered tart cherry supplementation mitigates the post-exercise immune response with reduction in total antioxidant status and serum triglyceride levels following an acute bout of intense endurance exercise.” Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 2014 Dec; 11(Suppl 1): P34.
Dalton R, Levers K, 1 Galvan E, Goodenough C, O’Connor A, Simbo S, Barringer N, Carter J, Seesselberg C, Coletta A, Jung YP, Mertens-Talcott S, Rasmussen C, Greenwood M, Kreiderg R. “Powdered tart cherry supplementation moderates post-exercise immunosuppression, total cholesterol, and antioxidant status with no effect on performance recovery following an acute bout of intense lower body resistance exercise.” Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 2014 Dec; 11(Suppl 1): P32.
Bella P, Gazeb D, Davisonc G, Georgea T, Scotterd M, Howatson G. “Montmorency tart cherry (Prunus cerasus L.) concentrate lowers uric acid, independent of plasma cyanidin-3-O-glucosiderutinoside.”Journal of Functional Foods. Volume 11, November 2014, Pages 82–90.
Bell PG, Walshe IH, Davison GW, Stevenson E, Howatson G. “Montmorency cherries reduce the oxidative stress and inflammatory responses to repeated days high-intensity stochastic cycling.” Nutrients. 2014;6(2):829–43.
Seymoura E, Warberb S, Kirakosyana A, Noonc K, Gillespied B, Uhleye V, Wunderb J, Urcuyof D, Kaufmana P, Bollinga S. “Anthocyanin pharmacokinetics and dose-dependent plasma antioxidant pharmacodynamics following whole tart cherry intake in healthy humans.” Journal of Functional Foods. Volume 11, November 2014, Pages 509–516.
Keuhl, Kerry S., Elliot, Diane L., Sleigh, Adriana E., Smith, Jennifer L. (2012, December 01). Efficacy of Tart Cherry Juice to Reduce Inflammation Biomarkers among Women with Inflammatory Osteoarthritis (OA) Journal of Food Studies, 1 (1). Retrieved December 31, 2013
Schumacher HR, Pullman-Mooar S, Gupta SR, Dinnella JE, Kim R, McHugh MP. “Randomized double-blind crossover study of the efficacy of a tart cherry juice blend in treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee.” Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2013 Aug;21(8):1035-41.
Howatson G, Bell PG, Tallent J, Middleton B, McHugh MP, Ellis J. “Effect of tart cherry juice (Prunus cerasus) on melatonin levels and enhanced sleep quality.” European Journal of Nutrition. 2012 Dec;51(8):909-16.
Zhang Y, Neogi T, Chen C, Chaisson C, Hunter D, Choi H. “Cherry consumption and decreased risk of recurrent gout attacks.” Arthritis & Rheumatism. December 2012: Volume 64, Issue 12, pages 4004–4011.
Kuehl K, Elliot D, Sleigh A, Smith J. “Efficacy of Tart Cherry Juice to Reduce Inflammation Biomarkers among Women with Inflammatory Osteoarthritis (OA).” Journal of Food Studies. 2012: Volume 1, No.1.
Kuehl KS. “Cherry juice targets antioxidant potential and pain relief.” Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 2012;59:86-93.
Bowtell JL, Sumners DP, Dyer A, Fox P, Mileva KN. “Montmorency cherry juice reduces muscle damage caused by intensive strength exercise.” Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2011 Aug;43(8):1544-51.
Martin K, Bopp J, Burrell L, Hook G. “The effect of 100% tart cherry juice on serum uric acid levels, biomarkers of inflammation and cardiovascular disease risk factors.” The FASEB Journal. 2011 Apr;25:339.2.
Howatson G, McHugh MP, Hill JA, Brouner J, Jewell AP, van Someren KA, Shave RE, Howatson SA. “Influence of tart cherry juice on indices of recovery following marathon running.” Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. 2010 Dec;20(6):843-52.
Pigeon WR, Carr M, Gorman C, Perlis ML. “Effects of a tart cherry juice beverage on the sleep of older adults with insomnia: a pilot study.” Journal of Medicinal Food. 2010 Jun;13(3):579-83.
Kuehl K, Perrier E, Elliot D, Chesnutt J. “Efficacy of tart cherry juice in reducing muscle pain during running: a randomized controlled trial.” Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 2010 May, 7:17.
Connolly DA, McHugh MP, Padilla-Zakour OI, Carlson L, Sayers SP. “Efficacy of a tart cherry juice blend in preventing the symptoms of muscle damage.” British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2006 Aug;40(8):679-83.
Traustadóttir T, Davies SS, Stock AA, Su Y, Heward CB, Roberts LJ 2nd, Harman SM. “Tart cherry juice decreases oxidative stress in healthy older men and women.” Journal of Nutrition. 2009 Oct;139(10):1896-900.
Seeram NP, Momin RA, Nair MG, Bourquin LD. “Cyclooxygenase inhibitory and antioxidant cyanidin glycosides in cherries and berries.” Phytomedicine. 2001 Sep;8(5):362-9.
Banihani SA, Makahleh SM, El-Akawi Z, Al-Fashtaki RA, Khabour OF, Gharibeh MY, Saadah NA, Al-Hashimi FH, Al-Khasieb NJ. “Fresh pomegranate juice ameliorates insulin resistance, enhances β-cell function, and decreases fasting serum glucose in type 2 diabetic patients.” Nutrition Research. 2014 Oct;34(10):862-7.
Mazani M, Fard AS, Baghi AN, Nemati A, Mogadam RA. “Effect of pomegranate juice supplementation on matrix metalloproteinases 2 and 9 following exhaustive exercise in young healthy males.” Journal of Pakistan Medical Association. 2014 Jul;64(7):785-90.
Asgary S, Sahebkar A, Afshani MR, Keshvari M, Haghjooyjavanmard S, Rafieian-Kopaei M. “Clinical evaluation of blood pressure lowering, endothelial function improving, hypolipidemic and anti-inflammatory effects of pomegranate juice in hypertensive subjects.” Phytotherapy Research. 2014 Feb;28(2):193-9.
Banihani S, Swedan S, Alguraan Z. “Pomegranate and type 2 diabetes.” Nutrition Research. 2013 May;33(5):341-8.
Ismail T, Sestili P, Akhtar S. “Pomegranate peel and fruit extracts: a review of potential anti-inflammatory and anti-infective effects.” Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 2012 Sep 28;143(2):397-405.
Lynn A, Hamadeh H, Leung WC, Russell JM, Barker ME. “Effects of pomegranate juice supplementation on pulse wave velocity and blood pressure in healthy young and middle-aged men and women.” Plant Foods for Human Nutrition. 2012 Sep;67(3):309-14.
Al-Muammar MN, Khan F. “Obesity: the preventive role of the pomegranate (Punica granatum).” Nutrition. 2012 Jun;28(6):595-604.
Stowe CB. “The effects of pomegranate juice consumption on blood pressure and cardiovascular health.” Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. 2011 May;17(2):113-5.
Davidson MH, Maki KC, Dicklin MR, Feinstein SB, Witchger MS, Bell M, McGuire DK, Provos JC, Liker H, Aviram M. “Effects of consumption of pomegranate juice on carotid intima-media thickness in men and women at moderate risk for coronary heart disease.” American Journal of Cardiology. 2009 Oct 1;104(7):936-42.
Bialonska D, Kasimsetty SG, Schrader KK, Ferreira D. “The effect of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) byproducts and ellagitannins on the growth of human gut bacteria.” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 2009 Sep 23;57(18):8344-9.
Guo C, Wei J, Yang J, Xu J, Pang W, Jiang Y. “Pomegranate juice is potentially better than apple juice in improving antioxidant function in elderly subjects.” Nutrition Research. 2008 Feb;28(2):72-7.
Heber D, Seeram NP, Wyatt H, Henning SM, Zhang Y, Ogden LG, Dreher M, Hill JO. “Safety and antioxidant activity of a pomegranate ellagitannin-enriched polyphenol dietary supplement in overweight individuals with increased waist size.” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 2007 Nov 28;55(24):10050-4.
Mertens-Talcott SU, Jilma-Stohlawetz P, Rios J, Hingorani L, Derendorf H. “Absorption, metabolism, and antioxidant effects of pomegranate (Punica granatum l.) polyphenols after ingestion of a standardized extract in healthy human volunteers.” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 2006 Nov 15;54(23):8956-61.
Rosenblat M, Hayek T, Aviram M. “Anti-oxidative effects of pomegranate juice (PJ) consumption by diabetic patients on serum and on macrophages.” Atherosclerosis. 2006 Aug;187(2):363-71.
Esmaillzadeh A, Tahbaz F, Gaieni I, Alavi-Majd H, Azadbakht L. “Cholesterol-lowering effect of concentrated pomegranate juice consumption in type II diabetic patients with hyperlipidemia.” International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research. 2006 May;76(3):147-51.
Esmaillzadeh A, Tahbaz F, Gaieni I, Alavi-Majd H, Azadbakht L. “Concentrated pomegranate juice improves lipid profiles in diabetic patients with hyperlipidemia.” Journal of Medicinal Food. 2004 Fall;7(3):305-8.
Aviram M, Rosenblat M, Gaitini D, Nitecki S, Hoffman A, Dornfeld L, Volkova N, Presser D, Attias J, Liker H, Hayek T. “ Pomegranate juice consumption for 3 years by patients with carotid artery stenosis reduces common carotid intima-media thickness, blood pressure and LDL oxidation.” Clinical Nutrition. 2004 Jun;23(3):423-33.
Aviram M, Dornfeld L. “Pomegranate juice consumption inhibits serum angiotensin-converting enzyme activity and reduces systolic blood pressure.” Atherosclerosis. 2001 Sep;158(1):195-8.
Johnson SA, Figueroa A, Navaei N, Wong A, Kalfon R, Ormsbee LT, Feresin RG, Elam ML, Hooshmand S, Payton ME, Arjmandi BH. “Daily blueberry consumption improves blood pressure and arterial stiffness in postmenopausal women with pre- and stage 1-hypertension: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.” Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2015 Mar;115(3):369-77.
Del Bo' C, Porrini M, Fracassetti D, Campolo J, Klimis-Zacas D, Riso P. “A single serving of blueberry (V. corymbosum) modulates peripheral arterial dysfunction induced by acute cigarette smoking in young volunteers: a randomized-controlled trial.” Food & Function. 2014 Dec;5(12):3107-16.
McAnulty LS, Collier SR, Landram MJ, Whittaker DS, Isaacs SE, Klemka JM, Cheek SL, Arms JC, McAnulty SR. “Six weeks daily ingestion of whole blueberry powder increases natural killer cell counts and reduces arterial stiffness in sedentary males and females.” Nutrition Research. 2014 Jul;34(7):577-84.
Nyberg S, Gerring E, Gjellan S, Vergara M, Lindström T, Nystrom FH. “Effects of exercise with or without blueberries in the diet on cardio-metabolic risk factors: an exploratory pilot study in healthy subjects.” Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences. 2013 Nov;118(4):247-55.
Rodriguez-Mateos A, Rendeiro C, Bergillos-Meca T, Tabatabaee S, George TW, Heiss C, Spencer JP. “Intake and time dependence of blueberry flavonoid-induced improvements in vascular function: a randomized, controlled, double-blind, crossover intervention study with mechanistic insights into biological activity.” The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2013 Nov;98(5):1179-91.
Guglielmetti S1, Fracassetti D, Taverniti V, Del Bo' C, Vendrame S, Klimis-Zacas D, Arioli S, Riso P, Porrini M. “Differential modulation of human intestinal bifidobacterium populations after consumption of a wild blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) drink.” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 2013 Aug 28;61(34):8134-40.
Riso P, Klimis-Zacas D, Del Bo' C, Martini D, Campolo J, Vendrame S, Møller P, Loft S, De Maria R, Porrini M. “Effect of a wild blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) drink intervention on markers of oxidative stress, inflammation and endothelial function in humans with cardiovascular risk factors.” European Journal of Nutrition. 2013 Apr;52(3):949-61.
Del Bó C, Riso P, Campolo J, Møller P, Loft S, Klimis-Zacas D, Brambilla A, Rizzolo A, Porrini M. “A single portion of blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L) improves protection against DNA damage but not vascular function in healthy male volunteers.” Nutrition Research. 2013 Mar;33(3):220-7.
Cassidy A, Mukamal KJ, Liu L, Franz M, Eliassen AH, Rimm EB. “High anthocyanin intake is associated with a reduced risk of myocardial infarction in young and middle-aged women.” Circulation. 2013 Jan 15;127(2):188-96.
Wedick NM, Pan A, Cassidy A, Rimm EB, Sampson L, Rosner B, Willett W, Hu FB, Sun Q, van Dam RM. “Dietary flavonoid intakes and risk of type 2 diabetes in US men and women.” The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2012 Apr;95(4):925-33.
Vendrame S, Guglielmetti S, Riso P, Arioli S, Klimis-Zacas D, Porrini M. “Six-week consumption of a wild blueberry powder drink increases bifidobacteria in the human gut.” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 2011 Dec 28;59(24):12815-20.
McAnulty LS, Nieman DC, Dumke CL, Shooter LA, Henson DA, Utter AC, Milne G, McAnulty SR. “Effect of blueberry ingestion on natural killer cell counts, oxidative stress, and inflammation prior to and after 2.5 h of running.” Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 2011 Dec;36(6):976-84.
Stull AJ, Cash KC, Johnson WD, Champagne CM, Cefalu WT. “Bioactives in blueberries improve insulin sensitivity in obese, insulin-resistant men and women.” Journal of Nutrition. 2010 Oct;140(10):1764-8.
Basu A, Du M, Leyva MJ, Sanchez K, Betts NM, Wu M, Aston CE, Lyons TJ. “Blueberries decrease cardiovascular risk factors in obese men and women with metabolic syndrome.” Journal of Nutrition. 2010 Sep;140(9):1582-7.
Krikorian R, Shidler MD, Nash TA, Kalt W, Vinqvist-Tymchuk MR, Shukitt-Hale B, Joseph JA. “Blueberry supplementation improves memory in older adults.” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 2010 Apr 14;58(7):3996-4000.
Davinelli S, Bertoglio JC, Zarrelli A, Pina R, Scapagnini G,.“A Randomized Clinical Trial Evaluating the Efficacy of an Anthocyanin-Maqui Berry Extract (Delphinol®) on Oxidative Stress Biomarkers.” Journal of the American College of Nutrition. 2015;34 Suppl 1:28-33.
Vergara D, Ávila D, Escobar E, Carrasco-Pozo C, Sánchez A, Gotteland M. “The intake of maqui (Aristotelia chilensis) berry extract normalizes H2O2 and IL-6 concentrations in exhaled breath condensate from healthy smokers - an explorative study.” Nutrition Journal. 2015 Mar, volume 14:14:27.
Hitoe S, Tanaka J, Shimoda H. “MaquiBright™ standardized maqui berry extract significantly increases tear fluid production and ameliorates dry eye-related symptoms in a clinical pilot trial.” Panminerva Medica. 2014 Sep;56(3 Suppl 1):1-6.
Hidalgo J, Flores C, Hidalgo MA, Perez M, Yañez A, Quiñones L, Caceres DD, Burgos RA. “Delphinol® standardized maqui berry extract reduces postprandial blood glucose increase in individuals with impaired glucose regulation by novel mechanism of sodium glucose cotransporter inhibition.” Panminerva Medica. 2014 Jun;56(2 Suppl 3):1-7.
Araya H, Clavijo C, Herrera C. “Antioxidant capacity of fruits and vegetables cultivated in Chile.” Archivos Latinoamericanos de Nutrición. 2006 Dec;56(4):361-5.
Escribano-Bailón M.T, Alcalde-Eon C, Muñoz O, Rivas-Gonzalo J.C, Santos-Buelga C. “Anthocyanins in berries of Maqui (Aristotelia chilensis). Phytochemical Analysis. 2006 Jan-Feb;17(1):8-14.
Ulbricht C, Brigham A, Burke D, Costa D, Giese N, Iovin R, Grimes Serrano JM, Tanguay-Colucci S, Weissner W, Windsor R. “An evidence-based systematic review of acai (Euterpe oleracea) by the Natural Standard Research Collaboration.” Journal of Dietary Supplements. 2012 Jun;9(2):128-47.
Udani JK, Singh BB, Singh VJ, Barrett ML. “Effects of Açai (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) berry preparation on metabolic parameters in a healthy overweight population: a pilot study.” Nutrition Journal. 2011 May 12;10:45.
Mertens-Talcott SU, Rios J, Jilma-Stohlawetz P, Pacheco-Palencia LA, Meibohm B, Talcott ST, Derendorf H. “Pharmacokinetics of anthocyanins and antioxidant effects after the consumption of anthocyanin-rich acai juice and pulp (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) in human healthy volunteers.” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 2008 Sep 10;56(17):7796-802.
*The views and opinions expressed by contributors and or product reviews are their own and not
necessarily those of NatureCity. These reviews should not be taken as recommendations but rather
client opinions of the products that they have used.