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Focus on Food supplement ingredients N° 2: the Maqui berry

Ingrédients compléments alimentaires - La Baie de maquiIn this Focus on Food Supplement Ingredients, we are highlighting the Maqui berry.

From its Latin name, Aristotelia chilensis, the Maqui berry or Chilean grape, is a fruit indicated to treat many ailments. It can be used to fight against cellular ageing thanks to its antioxidant power and / or to strengthen the immune system thanks to its richness in vitamin A and C.

Here are 3 benefits of choosing Maqui berry for your dietary supplement formula:

1 / A superfruit considered as sacred plant

With a strong antioxidant power, Maqui berry is qualified as a superfruit. Its ORAC value (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) is 30,000 (1), which is, as a comparison, 5.6 times more powerful an antioxidant than blueberries. Anthocyanins, belonging to the flavonoid family (a category of polyphenols), give the fruit its properties.

In addition, from the 15th century, the Maqui berry was used by the first Indians of Patagonia (Mapuches) to treat sore throats, fever or the flu. Maqui berry, in the form of a drink called “Chicha”, would have contributed to the power and resistance of these only remaining unconquered Indian warriors of the South American continent. Thus, the maqui is considered as a sacred plant.


2 / Scientifically proven efficacy

– The antioxidant activity of Maqui berry has been proven through in vitro and in vivo clinical studies (2). The strength of the antioxidant power of Maqui berry allows to confirm its interest in the therapeutic area of sight, especially for dry eyes (3);

– The immuno-stimulating activity of Maqui berry has been the subject of publications (4) in the context of resistance to respiratory infections.


3 / An asset to make a difference as a brand

Thanks to its sweet and tangy taste, Maqui berry can be a taste asset for your formulation.

Additionally, Maqui berry may be the star ingredient in your formulation as it has been tested for efficacy by a recognized ingredient supplier.

Finally, to this day, Maqui berry remains poorly represented among the food supplement market. It is therefore a definite asset to stand out.


At Kares-up, among our 200 catalog references, we offer a hard capsule formulation containing a patented Maqui berry extract. This formula has been the subject of efficacy tests on dry eye with satisfaction after 7 days of use, and analytically controlled over 2 years in real time.

Do not hesitate to contact our team for any further information at


Scientific and Marketing development Officer at Kares-Up

Raphaëlle DA COSTA
Kares-up Founder



(1) Supplier data (Studied by Brunswick Laboratories, Norton, MA, USA)


(2) Araya H, Clavijo C. [Antioxidant capacity of fruits and vegetables cultivated in Chile]. Archivos latinoamericanos de nutrición. 1 déc 2006;56:361.

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. J Am Coll Nutr. 2015;34 Suppl 1:28.


(3) Supplier data (A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, nov 2018).


(4) The intake of maqui ( Aristotelia chilensis ) berry extract normalizes H 2 O 2 and IL-6 concentrations in exhaled breath condensate from healthy smokers – an explorative study | Nutrition Journal | Full Text [Internet]. [mentioned on 2021/05/21].



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