Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has been at the forefront of development of an effective drug or vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Prevention has so far been the most effective form of disease prevention. The most important preventive measures against COVID-19 include good hand hygiene, social distance, wearing towels, and avoiding crowded places. At the same time, however, it is extremely important to strengthen immunity, which ensures the body’s resistance to pathogens, harmful substances and can recognize what is good for the body and, conversely, what is not.
How do you strengthen your immunity?
We will all agree that nature offers many possibilities for strengthening our immunity. Such a natural source, rich in vitamins and health-promoting substances, also belongs to the Aronia black-fruited, already a popular crop in our region is becoming, especially because of the health benefits to the human body.
What do we know about aronia?
Black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) is a fruit with a specific taste, one of the richest sources of polyphenols and anthocyanins and a suitable raw material for the production of functional foods. It contains many vitamins, the main ones being vitamins C, B1, B2, B6, niacin, pantothenic acid, beta-carotene and vitamin E. It is rich in minerals and trace elements: iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinok, sodium. It has a high content iodinewhich has a beneficial effect on the activity of the thyroid gland.
In addition, fresh chokeberry has the highest antioxidant activity of the fruit, giving it significant health benefits in both the prevention and treatment of civilization diseases. The substances in aronia have a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system, regulate cholesterol levels, regulate blood pressure, also significantly strengthen the immune system, have a beneficial effect on the lymphatic system, reduce swelling, harmonize the hormonal system, help treat rheumatic diseases and gout.
Aronia detoxifies organism, removes heavy metals, relieves and treats anemia, has gastroprotective effects. Helps with liver, kidneys and inflammation of the urinary tract. It has a distinctive character antiviral, antibiotic, antifungal and anti-inflammatory effects. The results of in vitro experiments have shown that chokeberry has positive effects and can be used as a dietary supplement in some cases of cancer. Further studies have shown effective inhibition of the growth of breast, cervical and colon tumor cell lines.
All the reported health benefits of chokeberry have long bekend.Daarom has recently begun researching the effects of chokeberry influenza virus and SARS-CoV-2, which hitherto published studies have yielded excellent results.
Scientists about aronia …..
Researchers from the Institute of Molecular Biology of the Medical Center of the University of Ulm (Germany) have published the research results on the bioRxiv portal “Antiviral activity of plant juices and green tea against SARS-CoV-2 and influenza virus in vitro”showing that best results were obtained with chokeberry juicewhich is then deactivated 5 minutes 97% SARS-CoV-2 virus.
A similar effect was seen with pomegranate juice and green tea, where these drinks inactivated about 80% of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Black base juice had no significant effect on the inactivation of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. However, all four herbal drinks significantly inactivated enveloped viruses influenza A., true ammonium juice has inactivated this influenza virus to more than 99%.
How does chokeberry help fight viruses?
For their study, the authors used samples of viruses that cause respiratory diseases, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, mixing plant compounds with enveloped viruses and incubating them at room temperature to then determine the infectivity of the virus. .
After five minutes of incubation with plant substances, they found it ammonium juice reduced infectivity nearly 3,000 fold compared to buffer alone control. The researchers found that the effectiveness of these herbal products may be due to their acidic pH, which can inactivate viruses directly, or the presence of polyphenols, such as catechins, tannins and flavonoids, which can work on viral proteins. Since infection and transmission through the nose and throat occur with respiratory viruses, early reduction of viral load may be an effective strategy to reduce and prevent spread.
The authors recommend that the study therefore “oral rinses” with plant juices and tea extracts, which, in contrast to chemical-based antiseptic oral rinses containing membrane pollutants often and can be used without adverse effects. It is the gargling of these fruit juices and tea and tea extracts that can significantly reduce flu infections and viral symptoms.
The SARS-CoV-2 virus mainly affects the respiratory tract. The virus can be transmitted to humans through droplets caused by an infected person’s coughing or sneezing and after they have been released and inhaled by a healthy person. Thus, the entry points of the virus into the body are the nose and mouth, where oral rinsing – gargling with fruit juices that kill the virus can help prevent the spread from one person to another and also control the symptoms of an infected person. Research shows that Aronia juice is the strongest natural prevention against respiratory viruses.
In the hope of an early end of the pandemic with the announcement of several promising vaccines against the virus, it is appropriate to strengthen the immunity of 100% natural juice of Aronia, which is also suitable for regular use and gargling. You can guarantee it in BIO quality directly from the Slovak grower and producer from Eastern Slovakia, namely the company ZAMIO sro
ZAMIO also offers other products with health benefits
Besides 100% organic apple juice provides Zamio other products, such as dried fruit, tea, jam, syrup or the popular smoothie powder, an alternative option is to take chokeberry in the diet. Pressed chokeberry of which BIO ammonium powder manufactures the highest number of antioxidants. The results showed that the compacts have a much higher antioxidant activity than fruits or juices, as they contain the highest concentration of antioxidants.
Interestingly, 1 g of ammonium powder contains such a large amount of antioxidants as 11 lemons.
Although ZAMIO specializes mainly in the production of 100% juice from BIO chokeberry, it also processes other fruits and vegetables with significant health benefits: sea buckthorn, black currants, black base, wild blueberries, mulberry, cranberries, raspberries, blackberries, beetroot.
The fruit is processed by cold pressing, which is why ZAMIO juices are characterized by their intense flavor.