The Maqui is a fruit tree belonging to the Eleocarpaceae family. Native to Chile, this small shrub is appreciated for its dark blue berries. They are consumed raw, cooked or juice by local people. To take advantage of their benefits outside of South America, Maqui berries are dried and ground into a powder. Maqui powder is a concentrate of vitality. Extremely rich in vitamin C (which gives them a slightly acid taste), they fight against fatigue and stimulate the immune system. The vitamin C also participates in the conception of collagen, a protein which constitutes numerous systems of the body: skeleton, gum, tooth, skin, blood vessels... With regard to its nutritional profile, scientists have studied the different properties of Maqui powder. It seems that Maqui is a more than interesting antioxidant power. Moreover, it has anti-inflammatory and anti-pain properties. Finally, Maqui prevents blood sugar disorders and dyslipidemia. Latin name: Aristotele chilensis (Molina) Stuntz. Botanical family: Eleocarpaceae. Part used: Berry.
Maqui powder is a concentrate of energy and nutrients. It is best to increase the doses as you go along in order to avoid unpleasant side effects. In a classic cure or for pleasure,1 to 4 teaspoons of Maqui powder per day.
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15g of Maqui powder contains a significant portion of the Population Nutritional Reference (PNR) for Fiber and Vitamin C.
As such, Maqui Powder can complement your healthy and varied diet.
Maqui powder improves insulin tolerance and reduces fasting hyperglycemia. These effects improve the management of blood sugar levels. Thanks to its fibers, Maqui powder will also reduce the concentration of cholesterol in the blood. Finally, it is full of polyphenol that will fight against inflammation and oxidative stress of atherosclerosis, factors of prevention of cardiovascular pathologies.
A diet low in fiber promotes constipation (see our guide constipation and diet). Maqui powder is a good source of fiber, it participates in digestive comfort and restores digestive transit.
The Maqui powder is cardioprotective. With its richness in vitamin C, it will support the structure of arteries and veins. Low in sodium, Maqui powder will protect the heart from blood pressure disorders. These disorders in the long term increase the prevalence of cardiac disorders. Finally, Maqui powder contains anthocyanins, compounds known to protect the heart.
In case of tiredness, bet on the Maqui powder. It provides carbohydrates, which are essential fuel for the body. Also, Maqui is extremely rich in vitamin C and provides carbohydrates. Vitamin C reduces fatigue and fights against iron deficiency (by stimulating iron absorption). Iron deficiency is a source of great fatigue. Note also that vitamin C participates in the synthesis of catecholamine, such as adrenaline and noradrenaline: stimulating messengers.
By contributing to the production of collagen (a constituent of the skeleton) through its vitamin C content, Maqui powder supports bone strength and prevents fractures.
By providing vitamin C, Maqui powder preserves the health of the joints. Vitamin C participates in the synthesis of collagen. It brings strength and solidity to the joints.
With its vitamin C content, Maqui powder reduces the appearance of skin spots, brightens the skin and stimulates collagen production. Over time, the body produces less collagen, leading to the appearance of wrinkles.
Maqui is an excellent source of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps to maintain the normal functioning of the immune system. The vitamin C in Maqui powder reinforces the benefits of a varied and balanced diet.
Maqui powder fights against vitamin C deficiency, which leads to serious disorders of the oral cavity. A deficiency in vitamin C, or even the deficiency disease caused by the absence of vitamin C: scurvy, can cause gingivitis, gum damage and loosening of the teeth.
The Maqui belongs to the Elaocarpaceae family. It is an evergreen tree from 4 to 6 m high. It is found in the south of Chile and Argentina. This small bushy tree is characterized by its lanceolate leaves. The inflorescences are formed by whitish to pale yellow flowers, hermaphrodites. After fertilization, they turn into a small blue-black berry, also called Maqui (or Macqui). The fruits are harvested from December to February. The Maqui (tree) tolerates temperate regions well and does not seem to care about its exposure.
The Maqui (tree) has a Latin name: Aristotelia chilensis. Its genus "Aristotelia" refers to the Greek philosopher Aristotle. Its name "Chilensis" is dedicated to its Chilean origin.Organic maqui (powder) rich in vitamin C
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