The incredible patagonai maqui berry
With our busy and bustling lives, many people have grown far too used to caffeine and artificial energy drinks. We can't even get through a single working day without downing a few cups of espresso, cappuccino, Red Bull, or even caffeine-rich colas for a quick buzz... all too often followed by a 'flat' feeling later.
But what if there was a magical fruit that could wash away that tired, lagging feeling you get when you don't drink caffeinated products? What if there was a natural berry that could replace our bodies' need for unhealthy and addictive 'alertness' substances such as caffeine? Wouldn't it be worth giving it a try?
Fortunately, such a berry does exist. The maqui berry is a small (grape-sized) fruit that grows only in the Patagonia region of Chile. This berry has the highest levels of antioxidants, vitamins and omega fatty acids among all known food sources and has consequently been labelled by many nutritionists and dietary experts immediately as a brand-new "superfood". The maqui berry is said to have 4 times more antioxidants than other superfruits such as blueberries, red grapes and pomegranates, and even boasts twice as much as the acclaimed acai berry!
Scientific tests have also proven that the maqui berry contains a significant amount of valuable lipids, fibre and protein, which many health experts claim can boost human energy levels and can consequently help to heighten mental abilities and concentration.
Some vitamins found in the maqui berry will assist our digestive systems to absorb a higher percentage of vital oils into the body tissues which can apparently work wonders for people with arthritis and various muscle pains and cramps.
The maqui berry is an incredibly heart-healthy fruit, which has also been claimed to help increase blood circulation and maintain a healthy heart for longer and some users have also reported that is has helped to ease bed wetting in young children .
After consuming maqui berry extracts for a short period of time, some consumers have notice a requirement for less sleep and a surge of energy. This amazing little berry from Chile is poised to take the health and fitness market by storm, and is already available in some parts of the world in pill or capsule form, powder and in a variety of shakes.