HP Ingredients Distributes Maqui Berry Extract

October 13, 2013

Delphinol is backed by compelling new research on type II diabetics.

HP Ingredients (Bradenton, FL) is now the exclusive North American distributor of Delphinol maqui berry extract, sourced from wild-harvested maqui berries (Aristotelia chilensis) in Chile.

Like other deeply pigmented berries, maqui berries are rich in anthocyanins and delphinidins. But Chilean researchers have research suggesting that Delphinol in particular can control human blood sugar levels. While much research has centered on blood sugar control from fruits with similar color and composition as maqui berry, Delphinol is now backed by a human trial showing that the extract may inhibit specific modes of glucose transport while also encouraging insulin production. The benefits, if further substantiated, would have promise for type II diabetics seeking fruit-based health solutions.

HP Ingredients says the latest Delphinol study is pending publication. In the meantime, manufacturers can read all about historical science on maqui berry, purple-pigmented plants, and blood sugar management.

Delphinol is harvested and produced from whole fruits by ingredient developer Maqui New Life SA (Santiago, Chile).