The Anti-Inflammatory Benefits of Haskap Berries
Chronic inflammation is involved in the disease process of many conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, heart disease, and Type 2 diabetes. Doctors are learning that one of the best ways to reduce inflammation lies not in the pharmacy but in the foods we eat. By following an anti-inflammatory diet, you can fight off inflammation.[i]
Fruits and vegetables in general can reduce inflammation, but there are also several studies showing that haskap berries in particular are effective inflammation-fighters. Check these out:
- Study title: Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Haskap Cultivars is Polyphenols-Dependent
- Journal/date: Biomolecules, 2015
- Researchers found in this study that oral administration of haskap berry extract could inhibit arthritis in rats through anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.[iii]
- Study title: Inhibitory effects of blue honeysuckle (Lonicera caerulea L) on adjuvant-induced arthritis in rats: Crosstalk of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects
- Journal/date: Journal of Functional Foods, 2015
- Another study demonstrated that haskap berry polyphenols inhibited inflammation by modulating cell messengers that promote an inflammatory response.[iv]
- Study title: Polyphenols from Lonicera caerulea L. Berry Inhibit LPS-Induced Inflammation through Dual Modulation of Inflammatory and Antioxidant Mediators
- Journal/date: Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, 2017
- In this study, researchers demonstrated that haskap berry extract can suppress liver inflammation.[v]
- Study title: Lonicera caerulea berry extract suppresses lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammation via Toll-like receptor and oxidative stress-associated mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling
- Journal/date: Food & Function, 2016
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[ii] Vasantha Rupasinghe, H.P., Boehm, M.M.A., Sekhon-Loodu, S., Parmar, I., Bors, B., Jamieson, A.R. (2015). Anti-inflammatory activity of haskap cultivars is polyphenols-dependent, 5(2), 1079-1098. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/biom5021079
[iii] Wu, Shusong et al. “Inhibitory effects of blue honeysuckle (Lonicera caerulea L) on adjuvant-induced arthritis in rats: Crosstalk of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.” Journal of Functional Foods 17 (2015): 514-523.
[iv] Wu, Shusong, et al. “Polyphenols from Lonicera Caerulea L. Berry Inhibit LPS-Induced Inflammation through Dual Modulation of Inflammatory and Antioxidant Mediators.” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, vol. 65, no. 25, 2017, pp. 5133–41, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jafc.7b01599.
[v] Wang, Yuehua, et al. “Lonicera Caerulea Berry Extract Suppresses Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Inflammation via Toll-Like Receptor and Oxidative Stress-Associated Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Signaling.” Food & Function, vol. 7, no. 1, 2016, pp. 4267–77, https://doi.org/10.1039/c6fo00627b.