Our Wellness Team on the Health Benefits of Aronia Berries

Ever heard of aronia berries?

Well now you have.

We know it’s not as popular as blueberries or strawberries, but once you dig deep into it, you’ll be surprised at its amazing benefits and how it protects against the leading causes of death in the world.

Take the case of heart disease. A 2015 study found that aronia could protect against coronary artery / vascular disease. Aronia was shown to protect against the plaque that develops inside the arteries. Among three extracts tested, aronia came out as most effective in relaxing the tissue and consequently reducing blood pressure which allowed for improved blood circulation. This is important as many cardiovascular diseases result in a hardening of the arteries and reduced ability for the blood vessels to relax.

The anti-viral properties of aronia also help boost the immune system and reduce inflammation. If it can protect you against heart disease, which is the all-time leading cause of death worldwide, you bet this berry can, not just protect you, but also cure you from colds and flu. Dr. Jim Johnson, a sports medicine specialist says, “Incorporating natural anti-inflammatories into a diet, in addition to other recovery techniques, can help to mitigate the symptoms of chronic inflammation and delayed recovery of the body.”

Aronia berries also have anti-cancer properties. A 2004 study showed that compared to bilberry and grape extracts, aronia proved to be the most potent in inhibiting the growth of colon cancer cells, while a 2009 study showed that aronia helped to reduce cell damage from breast cancer.

Aronia also helps in fighting diabetes and obesity as a 2016 study concluded that it helps in controlling blood glucose levels. This is due to its high fiber content which also helps in improving your gut health. The benefits of fiber include: improved bowel health (e.g. more regular bowel movements), lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and weight loss.

But we cannot end unless we talk about what aronia berries are richest in – antioxidants. It is in fact hailed as an antioxidant superstar. Aronia berries have the highest antioxidant capacity among berries and other fruits. To illustrate, aronia berries contain three times more antioxidants than blueberries or pomegranates

Note: ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC), a term for measuring antioxidant capacity.

Why should you be concerned about antioxidants? Because antioxidants protect against many degenerative diseases that are getting more prevalent these days. These include (apart from the aforementioned heart disease, cancer, and diabetes): Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis to name a few. Antioxidants slows down aging as it fights the free radicals that your body produces. It also helps to make your skin more youthful. To put it simply, antioxidants improves the quality of - and lengthens your life. What more could you ask for, right?

So, are you convinced already?

We sure hope so – because aronia is a superberry that should be included in any diet. And there are actually many fun ways of doing so. You can snack on either fresh or dried aronia berries, include them in baked goods or serve on the side as a jam or syrup, or drink as a beverage for quick and easy consumption.

Why We Recommend ax water ™ For You

The Company

ax water™ is able to harness the power of their locally grown aronia berries to make an all-natural, deliciously refreshing yet low in sugar and calorie (only 30 calories per 16 oz bottle), and antioxidant-rich beverage. ax water™ is made from all natural ingredients – no artificial coloring or flavoring, erythritol, and preservatives.

ax water™ is an antioxidant powerhouse! One 16 oz bottle of ax water™ contains 19,800 ORAC units, which is the same amount of antioxidants as eating 24 bananas, 3 cups of blueberries, or 16 cups kale! Antioxidants combats the effects of free radicals (like aging and inflammation) and speeds up recovery.

The company launched their product line in March 2017 and only less than a year after, they also “refreshed” their brand by unveiling their new packaging – and it’s definitely a stand-out in the shelves. That’s just how dynamic the company is.

The company launched their product line in March 2017 and only less than a year after, they also “refreshed” their brand by unveiling their new packaging – and it’s definitely a stand-out in the shelves. That’s just how dynamic the company is.

In October 2017, ax water™ received three awards at the 14th Annual Zenith Bottle Water Congress held in Barcelona, Spain: Best Functional Beverage – 2nd place, Best New Water Concept – 2nd place, and Best New Brand / Brand Extension – 3rd place. It was also the brand chosen Most Likely to Succeed in the Entrepreneur Panel.

And succeed it did! From its humble roots in Fargo, North Dakota, it has since expanded, not only nationally, but even globally.

And when you really think about it, ax water™ is not just about the business of selling infused water. They are on multiple missions: a mission to spread the benefits of the aronia berry and a mission to promote active living – and this makes them the game-changer amidst the sea of high-calorie, high-sugar beverages.

Refresh. Recover. Revive. Daily. Only with ax water™.

The Creator | Founder

Talk about your treasure being in your own backyard – this is the story of ax water™.

Blake Johnson, an agricultural and biosystems engineer by profession and who also has a degree in finance, has farmed aronia berries as a hobby since 2012. It was his way of bonding with his grandparents on their farm in Fargo, North Dakota. Upon learning of the health benefits of the aronia berry, he felt responsible to spread awareness about it and so he teamed up with Wade Gronwold (an entrepreneur and athletic trainer) to develop a product that will make the aronia berry accessible and easy to consume.

"With bottled water growth now outpacing other beverages, an exciting range of new water extensions are forming," said Blake Johnson, CEO / President. "Never did I imagine we'd be where we are today, and it's only pushing us to be better and build smarter."

Could a sparkling line be in the works? Let’s wait and see. But with ax water™, for sure, we don’t have to wait for long






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Honest Reviews for ax water ™:

“ Delicious and nutritious water beverage. But, honestly, what I love most is that it's an "underdog" beverage company founded by North Dakota people. ”
– - Jeff Feller

“ I love it! It’s super refreshing, delicious, and packed with antioxidants but not tons of sugar ”
– Sherri Starr McCusker

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– Freddy Rivera

“ This is by far my favorite healthy non-water drink! I feel the benefits of feeding my body with antioxidants and this is the perfect product for it! ”
– Kara Nash

“ What a welcome change from the usual "blah" sports drinks!! ”
– Vickey Kilde-Goeden

“ I absolutely love this beverage. The health benefits are great! ”
– Autumn Rose

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