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Does Maqui Berry Really Work?

Certain studies have shown that maqui berry has a high antioxidant content. However, these "test tube" studies do not always reflect what happens in humans. More research is needed to determine if maqui berry really works and what benefits it might provide. However, as with most fruit, modest consumption of the berries or the juice might be considered beneficial.

Does Maqui Berry Really Work?

Super fruit, such as maqui berry, juices, and other products, have become immensely popular and are claimed to be useful as a "superfood" for treating or preventing almost any medical condition and for enhancing general health. It is often touted as a "fountain of youth."
After listening to celebrity endorsements and personal testimony from users of such products, you may be led to believe that there is a great deal of scientific evidence to demonstrate the health benefits of the maqui berry. However, there is surprisingly little evidence, as very little research on maqui berries has been conducted in humans.

In Vitro and In Vivo Maqui Berry Research Studies

"Test tube" studies (technically known as "in vitro" studies) demonstrate that maqui berry has potent antioxidant activity. Many people and companies use this research as evidence of the health benefits of the product, although test tube studies do not always reflect what happens in humans. After all, no test tube can accurately replicate the complexities of the human body. Although early test tube studies certainly are useful for pointing researchers in the right direction, they do not "prove" anything about what might happen in human studies (technically known as "in vivo" studies).
It appears that all of the maqui berry research that has been published involves in vitro (test tube) studies, not studies in humans.
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