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Golden berries aka aguayamanto or inca berries, are yellow fruits native of the Peruvian Andes that also grow in Colombia and Ecuador and even in South Africa where they are known as Cape gooseberries.
They come from the Solanaceae family (as Ashwagandha) and they are considered as super-fruits because of their powerful anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and antioxidant properties.

THE BENEFITS OF GOLDEN BERRIES:

  • Good source of Vitamin C, a nutrient that is vital for the immune system, cognitive function, healthy bones and joints and collagen production in the skin. Moreover, natural vitamin C, obtained from whole plant-based options such as camu camu and golden berries, is more beneficial than synthetically created ascorbic acid or “sodium ascorbate” supplements. When used in high doses, lab-created ascorbic acid  is a highly unstable substance and a pro-oxidant (the opposite of an antioxidant) that can lead  to the formation of kidney stones as the body is not able to recognize it and absorb it correctly. On the contrary, natural vitamin C has a complete structure of compounds including bioflavonoids and enzymes that boost its bioavailability, making it easily recognizable by the body  and effectively utilized.
  • Contains melatonin and whitanolides: golden berries are a natural, food-based source of melatonin –a hormonal substance that helps to improve sleep and reduce neurodegenerative diseases–  and withanolides –the natural steroids that are the main active compounds in the widely used adaptogen Ashwagandha–. Withanolides have a wide range of health properties including adaptogenic, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, sedative/anxiolytic, cytotoxic, antitussive, and immunomodulatory. As adaptogens, they help the body adapt to stress by improving the health of the adrenal system. This, in turn, can reduce feelings of anxiety and irritability. Over time, adaptogens have been linked to better emotional well-being.
  • Helps to fight inflammation and detoxify the liver and kidneys.
  • Provides antioxidants including polyphenols and carotenoids, key nutrients for maintaining a healthy, radiant skin.

Because of its multiple health benefits, we have included golden berries in our BLOOM antioxidant superpowder to support the adrenal system, lower stress and boost immunity. We consciously source this ingredient from Cajamarca in the Peruvian Andes where it’s harvested at maximum potency and immediately freeze dried to maintain its qualities and nutrients until it reaches your body. 

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