VBG Haskap Health Benefits

Immunity


High concentrations of anthocyanins, polyphenols, and vitamin C, along with Vitamin A provide an immunity boost to fight disease-causing viruses and bacteria. Haskap berries are full of potent antioxidants called anthocyanins, which help to counter stresses on the immune system by increasing anti-inflammatory compounds and natural killer cells - immune cells which help fight infections. Anthocyanins increase levels of immune cells called gamma delta T cells in the intestines and lungs. Studies have shown that the gamma delta T cells act both as a first line of defense against certain viruses and bacteria pathogens and also link the innate and adaptive branches of the immune system.




Antioxidants


Haskap berries have one of the highest levels of anthocyanin of all fruit. Studies have shown that anthocyanin has been able to reduce cancer cells from spreading. What Are Free Radicals? Free radicals are constantly being formed in one’s body. Without antioxidants, free radicals would cause serious harm to one’s well-being. However, free radicals also serve important functions that are essential for health. For example, your immune cells use free radicals to fight infections. Can Antioxidants Help Immunity? Haskap berries are full of potent antioxidants called anthocyanins, which help to counter stresses on the immune system by increasing anti-inflammatory compounds and natural killer cells - immune cells which help fight infections. Anthocyanins increase levels of immune cells called gamma delta T cells in the intestines and lungs. Studies have shown that the gamma delta T cells act both as a first line of defense against certain viruses and bacteria pathogens and also link the innate and adaptive branches of the immune system. Your body needs to maintain a certain balance of free radicals and antioxidants since, when free radicals outnumber antioxidants, it can lead to oxidative stress. Prolonged oxidative stress can damage your DNA and other important molecules in your body and sometimes lead to cell death. Damage to one’s DNA increases the risk of cancer, and plays a role in aging. Can Antioxidants Help Prevent Disease? Several factors are known to cause excessive free radical formation and oxidative stress, including: *air pollution *cigarette smoke *alcohol use *toxins *high sugar diet *high polyunsaturated fat diet *radiation, including excessive sunbathing *bacterial, fungal, or viral infections *too much or too little exercise Prolonged oxidative stress leads to an increased risk of negative health outcomes, such as cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancer. ORAC value is a testable measurement of antioxidant quality of a product. Haskap tests very high in ORAC value. Haskap is an superior antioxidant and also contains the minerals: calcium, magnesium, manganese, iron, zinc and copper.
Because of its high concentration of antioxidants, Haskap can be used for many conditions and prevention of disease such as cardiovascular disease and prevention, cancer prevention and for anti-aging and vision health.




Healthy Aging


Haskap berries are known for their protection against chronic diseases. Inflammation is the underlying cause for many chronic diseases. Do you want as many advantages as possible in your quest to age stronger? Better mental acuity, eyesight and immunity, stamina, strength. Haskap berries benefit in all these ways and more! Keep reading on how Very Berry Good performance enhancing suppliments can help you in so many ways. You'll be glad you did.:-) Whether your strategy for great aging is a good exercise program, healthy eating or soulful activities or maybe a combination of several choices, Haskap Health's Very Berry Good health enhancing suppliments will partner up to help get better results. Cardiovascular
Helps stabilize blood pressure, lower glucose and cholesterol levels, and inhibit development of antherosclerosis (plaque).
Reduces cataract and retinal damage to maintain stronger eyesight. Anti-Inflammatory
Helps to reduce inflammation in gums, liver, lungs and helps with Arthritis Diabetes
Stimulates pancreas and control blood sugar levels. Brain Health
Improves memory and learning and brain cell growth and survival. Read more in our Blog and our sections on the benefits to Memory Loss and Learning, Cardiovascular, Antioxidants and Immunity properties.




Cardiovascular Support


Haskap has been proven to lower glucose and cholesterol, regulate blood pressure, and inhibit the development of atherosclerosis. What Is Cardiovascular Disease? The World Health Organization describes cardiovascular disease (CVD) as caused by “disorders of the heart and blood vessels”. One type of CVD is atherosclerosis which is caused by the build up of plaque in the blood vessels. In response to the plaque deposits, the blood may form clots. At the same time, narrowing of the vessels occurs. If the blood clots or plaque break off and move through the blood vessels, a heart attack or stroke may result. Although genetic factors contribute to ones’ cardiovascular health, 80% of CVD is caused by factors such as smoking, an inactive lifestyle, and an unhealthy diet (WHO, 2010). The good news is that not smoking, being physically active, and maintaining a healthy diet can help to prevent CVD. As part of a healthy diet, the Haskap berry powder has been proven to contribute to cardiovascular health. “The cardio-protective effects of Haskap may be largely attributed to its major bioactive phytochemical, C3G” (Rupasinghe, Arumuggam, Amararathna, 2018). How Can I Prevent Atherosclerosis? Studies have shown that C3G reduces glucose and lipid levels that may contribute to atherosclerosis (Rupasinghe, Arumuggam, Amararathna, 2018).




Learning and Memory


Anthocyanins, that are found in the Haskap berry, have been linked to improvements in cardiovascular and metabolic health and seem to have an effect on memory and other aspects of brain health. How Do I Improve My Memory? Due to an aging population, there is a rise in the number of age-related neurodegenerative diseases, such as various types of dementias.
Anthocyanins, that are found in the Haskap berry, have been linked to improvements in cardiovascular and metabolic health and seem to have an effect on memory and other aspects of brain health. The average anthocyanin content of Haskap berries is 1080 mg per 100 g compared with other berries such as raspberry (50 mg/100 g), blackberry (100 mg/100 g), red currant (75 mg/100 g) and blueberry (150 mg/100 g) (Bakowska-Barczak AM., Marianchuk M., Kolodziejczyk P., 2007). Studies have revealed that anthocyanins have positive effects on complex thinking and memory in both older adults and children. (Kean RJ, Lamport DJ, Dodd GF, Freeman JE, Williams CM, Ellis JA, Butler LT, Spencer JPE , 2015)
A high dose (400 mg) of Haskap powder resulted in improvements to episodic memory, specifically word recall and recognition (Rouch L, Cestac P, Hanon O, Cool C, Helmer C, Bouhanick B, Chamontin B, Dartigues JF, Vellas B, Andrieu S, 2015).