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    Aronia berry contain compounds that have antiviral, antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, cell protective, and anti-cancer properties.

    (See studies in rats and mice for specifics)

    Similarly Bilberry, that also contains a high level of anthocyanians, has been found to be cell protective (hepato-protective) in the liver of rats.
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    I think I am liking this for ME! I have Arthritis and this states it has better anti-imflamatory benifits then the common fruits.

    Now the best way to obtain this long term would be the Concentrate right?

    I saw these also on Amazon
    https://www.amazon.com/Chunho-Food-G...ncentrate&th=1

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    https://www.amazon.com/Organic-Aroni...rds=superberry

    This is the source I have used for myself, it last along time, and is organic; add it to juice, as by itself is very tart. I add 2 Tsp. right into a large carton of organic coconut water; it makes a very good combination taste and health wise.

    The bilberry is low in oxalates by comparison to the Aronia berry, and not as tart. A study showed rats that gorged on bilberries had not negative side effects. It is also anti diabetic. Even better source is the wild western huckleberry, which was found in a recent study comparing this berry to the bilberry, to be higher in the same compounds (anthocyanins, and phenolic) (see study file). This has been my choice that I've included in my squirrel diet; the squirrel on this diet just loves the berries added to plain organic yogurt daily.

    They are available from, "Oregon "Mushroom" frozen; best to order by phone to hear the shipping options (lowest shipping in winter).

    https://www.oregonmushrooms.com/c-75...leberries.aspx

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    Have you ever looked through the Nuts.com website? DISCLAIMER: You can and will get lost here for hours if you let yourself.

    They have both bilberries and aronia (listed as "organic chokeberries) whole and dried, and if you are foolish enough to wander over there, I bet they have a lot of stuff you would be interested in.

    WARNING!!! Don't enter the candy area. Just don't. You're welcome.

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    What is a great, safe anti-inflammatory?
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    There is one aspect to these berries you should all know about, for berries and mushrooms are known to chelate radioactivity from the soil. For this reason, since Chernobyl and Fukishima, I don't recommend any source that is imported from Europe or Asia, which another source in WA State imports and offers in the US. In a study done after Fukushima, the berries and mushrooms in the PNW were tested in various regions; berries grown in Southern Coastal Oregon was found to be the lowest in the US. be they wild, organic, or conventionally grown. Even those grown in WA State were found to have a moderate level of radiation, as were those wild grown in Idaho. All regions in fact that grow our foods in the US have a far higher level of radiation than that confirmed for So. OR. The berries come from Coos Bay, that is not on the shore, but forest.

    Their Coastal huckleberries frozen in a vacuum sealed bag, they last till they are used up. Oregon Mushroom coastal huckleberries are the healthiest and the best in the northern hemisphere.

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    Of natural sources inflammatory, I believe one noted to be one of the highest is Pycnogenol that has very high phenolic levels. PYC works better than aspirin, yet doesn't react negatively as synthetic aspirin does in rodents.

    Anti-inflammatory wise, all of these sources have blood thinning properties that do well to balance other sources in the diet that are inflammatory.

    http://aroniaberrynews.com/index.php...s-aronia-berry

    Anti-oxidant wise, the data indicates Aronia is highest of all berries.

    In the May 2010 ORAC Database, acai berry and Aronia berry (chokeberry) were among those listed. The database showed the following values for acai berry: Acai pulp/skin, powder form has H-ORAC 99,700, L-ORAC 3,000, Total-ORAC 102,700. For Aronia berry or chokeberry, the raw fruit has H-ORAC 15,820, L-ORAC 242, Total-ORAC 16,062.29 On quick look, it seems that, acai berry is superior to Aronia berry.

    But do not be deceived. The result presented for acai is in dried or powdered form, and we can infer that in fact, the ORAC values of the actual raw acai berry would be lot lot lower, thus not comparable to the high ORAC values of the raw and easily available Aronia berry. At this time, there is little available research and sources of Aronia berry in powder form, and until then we cannot compare the exceptional ORAC values of raw Aronia berry to the processed acai berry. One article stated that based on studies, the antioxidant benefits of the freeze dried acai fruit and juice blend32 deteriorate quickly if the fresh fruit is not harvested and processed properly quickly after harvest so the level in the food consumed may be much lower than the theoretical values which come from the controlled laboratory studies.34
    The lowest in oxalates is the wild PNW coastal huckleberry, that was shown to exceed the bilberry in anti oxidant levels.

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    https://www.superberries.com/understandingantioxidants


    My hubby recalls seeing one of these wild bushes growing on their property in North Dakota in his youth.

    These berries are now being produced in the Dakotas and in other mid-western States.

    Notes US grown vs. Europe with radioactive polluted soils, are healthier sources.

    https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/CarringtonRE...9s-aronia-crop

    "Superberry" (aka chokeberry) is noted to be made in the US.

    Question: Where is the origin?

    Answer: It is made here in US

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    TubeDriver, I thought you might be interested in this study; it notes a dose dependent 'anti-inflammatory' comparable effects of Aronia extract to that of Prednisone.

    Links on website to studies included: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...m&ordinalpos=1

    In addition, the anti-inflammatory effect of 100 mg ACE was as strong as that of 10 mg prednisolone. The anti-inflammatory action of ACE was stronger than that of either quercetin or anthocyanin administered alone.

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    How can you compare ACE (100mg) with products sold on the market? That seems like a remarkable finding!

    What I am asking is how do you calculate dosing strengths?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diggie's Friend View Post
    TubeDriver, I thought you might be interested in this study; it notes a dose dependent 'anti-inflammatory' comparable effects of Aronia extract to that of Prednisone.

    Links on website to studies included: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...m&ordinalpos=1
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    Thank you for clarifying that Tubedriver.

    I shared this quote from the study as an example that the alternative use of nutraceuticals have a basis to be consider for use with tree squirrels, not to indicate a specific dosage, or an exact source for doing so for various other conditions. Since the comparison done in this study was for a very specific condition, used intravenous predinzone, it doesn't indicate an exact dose for other conditions of that comparable to oral prednisone, that is used to treat specific conditions by caregivers.

    A take away from this study what that Aronia crude extract, contains powerful inflammation lowering properties. That the use of a more purified extract would indicate a comparable lower measure that was which was used in the study. That any dosage would need to be taylored for any specific condition. Additional study findings and data, and perhaps more from this study if the PDF version notes pertinent data might offer light as to what the level of the active compounds in the sources used were, as to compare that level as a base point, not as a level for dosage for squirrels in need of a natural sourced product that is high in both anti inflammatory and anti oxidant properties. For like the dosage for CBD oil for OCD in rats, you begin with the available data and recommendations if for available and go from there to adjust the dose to the needs of the animal.

    I spoke with the company that produces "Superberry" concentrate (Westin Foods); they related that when availability use just USDA organic Aronia berries, yet when in low supply add in some also USDA organic certified sources from Europe. They also offer organic frozen Aronia berries that they also offer grown in the central Mid-west, that, having hard frozen the berries, then ships in a thick Styrofoam surround so that they do well to arrive cold with 2 day shipping and even 3 day in the colder months of the year.

    In a study done where the rats that gorged on whole Bilberries, was found to have no ill effects, nor causing any negative changes in their blood chemistry. Since these berries and their extracts are acidic low sugar sources, they are an excellent addition to use in support the diet by providing an acidic source, which along with alkaline sources support a health balance of mean urine pH that these animals need to support their urinary tract health.

    Bilberry grown in Oregon, is a better choice for long-term use than Aronia extract grown in the US. in rodents, as it is lower in oxalates compared to Aronia (chokeberry) that is on the high side. What any dose would be would depend in part whether it were for short-term use, or long-term support to address inflammation in tree squirrels.

    I have used bilberry extract in my squirrel diet research; these are source I can recommend for use in a squirrel diet from, "Oregon Wild harvest" organically grown in Oregon USDA certified, that is available on Amazon.com

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00016XCHG..._t1_B000Q414JG

    Wild Harvest also produce an organic liquid extract,, which would be more convenient to support dosing accuracy.

    https://www.amazon.com/Oregons-Wild-.../dp/B000Q414JG

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    Thanks. I am considering a trial for myself!
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    Default Re: Aronia berry: It isn't called the Superberry for nothing!

    Here is the link to the frozen organic Aronia berries grown in the USA. 21.47 for two pounds.

    They are tart, an acquired taste much like unsweetened cranberries, yet better.

    https://www.superberries.com/FrozenA...en%20%2BAronia

    This is what is included in my squirrel diet. https://www.oregonmushrooms.com/p-17...leberries.aspx

    The coastal huckleberry was found to be higher in anti oxidants than the bilberry in study done in Oregon.

    Best to order in the winter what you need for the summer and fall. Feed 2 to 3 Tsp. daily. Adding this to the yogurt makes both taste better.

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