Aristotelia chilensis (maqui)

Maqui, also known as Chilean wineberry, is a richly-coloured berry that contains a potent type of antioxidant anthocyanidin known as delphinidins, which can help skin better withstand the rigors of UV light exposure (but just to be clear, this ingredient does not replace the need for sunscreen).

Maqui is also a great antioxidant when consumed orally, largely due to the action of its polyphenols, flavanols, other anthocyanins, and ellagic acid, all of which work to squelch damaging free radicals that, left unchecked, can lead to health issues.

References for this information:

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, October 2017, pages 8,634-8,642
Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Volume 17, 2016, pages 516-523
Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, September 2016, pages 4,235-4,242
Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 2015 Supplement, pages 28-33

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