Have you heard of the Maqui (Mah-kee) Berry? This little powerhouse is one of the lesser-known berries but it definitely deserves some attention. Widely considered the most powerful antioxidant in the world, the maqui berry has the incredible ability to nourish skin cells while protecting the skin from environmental aggressors and reducing inflammation. Intrigued? Ok, let's get to know this "Beauty Berry", shall we?
A vibrant purple color, the maqui berry is an exotic fruit that grows wild in southern Chile. Maqui berry bushes are found on hillsides, in fields and even along the borders of forests…and they grow in such abundance, there’s no need for them to be farmed! In fact, most of the commercially marketed maqui berries come from the wild.
Maqui berries are mainly harvested by the native Mapuche Indians of Chile – the oldest existing civilization in South America. (Don't you LOVE the things you learn here on the Glomission?!) They have used the leaves, stems and berries as medicine for thousands of years and it’s said that they had their warriors drink the maqui berry juice for strength and vigor.
When it comes to antioxidants, the maqui berry leads the pack. They have almost three times more antioxidants than blackberries, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. Many scientists have noted that they have the highest quantity of antioxidants of any food or fruit in nature! Specifically, they have incredibly high levels of anthocyanin, a compound which is renowned for its abundance of antioxidant properties. They are also packed with other important essential nutrients including potassium, calcium, vitamin C and iron.
Being an antioxidant powerhouse means that the maqui berry is not only excellent for skin health, it has many healing benefits as well. Not only can it help in the prevention of colds and flus, but it can also help control the level of cholesterol in the blood, help improve inflammation and even help with blood sugar control.
But our favorite benefit from the maqui berry is its anti-aging properties. Antioxidants are the body’s soldiers, front-liners in the war on aging. They help slow down the signs of aging by warding off free radicals in the body. Additionally, the maqui berry also has the ability to nourish and care for your skin cells, all of which results in a younger, glowing, healthy looking complexion.
An easy way to add the benefits of this "Beauty Berry" to your Beauty Wellness routine is with Glotrition’s Restore Beauty Booster. Maqui berry is one of the key ingredients in Restore because of its incredible ability to nourish skin cells, protect from environmental aggressors, and reduce inflammation. It also contains a plant-based ceramide that is clinically proven to strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier, reduce wrinkles and increase skin hydration in just 4 weeks. And it’s so easy to add to your routine – just add 2 droppers full to any beverage or you can mix it right into your Super Beauty Elixir (that’s how we like it!)
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