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Melanie Bush Promoted to Vice President of Science & Research

June 2021— Ft. Wayne, IN. — Artemis International, a leader in dark berry extracts for functional foods, beverages and supplements, announces that Melanie Bush has been promoted to Vice President of Science & Research. As a 16-year veteran of the company, she has been instrumental in helping lead Artemis International’s mission to be a science-driven […]

June 28th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Melanie Bush Promoted to Vice President of Science & Research

The Science of Elderberry: Setting the Record Straight

By Jessie Hawkins, PhD
Elderberries–dark purple berries from the Sambucus nigra plant–have become a universal natural remedy for respiratory complaints such as the common cold and seasonal influenza (Roxas, 2007; Blumenthal, 2003). Native to northern Europe, the elderberry has a centuries-long history of medicinal use. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, this in-demand supplement has practically dominated […]

May 13th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on The Science of Elderberry: Setting the Record Straight

How Elderberry Became An Immune Health Superstar

One of the biggest ingredient superstars coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic is elderberry, as consumers shopped for immune-support products wherever and whenever they could. According to SPINS (Chicago) data on the 52 weeks ending November 29, 2020, elderberry experienced a whopping 168.9% sales increase to reach $265.8 million in the U.S. mainstream supplements channel, […]

February 24th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on How Elderberry Became An Immune Health Superstar

Black Currant for Eye Health

Learn more about black currant for eye health in our recent Q&A with Natural Products Insider. 
What opportunities exist in the vision market and what specific ingredients related to eye health do you offer brands in supplement applications? 
While vision products have typically targeted aging eyes and the resulting ailments, the COVID-19 pandemic has upended many people’s […]

February 24th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Black Currant for Eye Health

Why Aronia Berry is a Must for Cardiovascular Health

With global health crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the subject of immune health is top of mind and poised to remain so. In February, though, we are reminded about the importance of cardiovascular health thanks to American Heart Month. Of late, black elderberry has received a lot of press for its immune support capabilities. […]

February 17th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Why Aronia Berry is a Must for Cardiovascular Health

The Science Behind Black Elderberry

Elderberry has a long-standing history of medicinal use and immune support properties, and several scientific studies have outlined its antiviral effects and efficacy with ameliorating symptoms from respiratory viruses. However, stated conclusions from one recent clinical trial, has been the catalyst for some conflicting information circulating in the media about whether black elderberry is an effective herbal ingredient.

February 12th, 2021|Research|Comments Off on The Science Behind Black Elderberry

Building Natural Immune Defenses

Whole Foods Magazine spoke with our Director of Science Melanie Bush to learn how elderberries can help build natural immune defenses.
Given all we’ve collectively been through in 2020, it’s no surprise that the immune support category is on the rise: A July 2020 ResearchAndMarkets report predicts that the market will grow at 9% CAGR through 2025. […]

January 16th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Building Natural Immune Defenses

Artemis International introduces BerryDefense® Immune Blend for immune health

Artemis International (Fort Wayne, IN) is boosting its immune support offerings with new BerryDefense® Immune Blend. The proprietary blend contains standardized extracts of European black elderberry, aronia, and black currant to support not only immune health, but also cardiovascular health, and even vision health. Because high blood pressure is a risk factor for COVID-19 complications, […]

December 5th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on Artemis International introduces BerryDefense® Immune Blend for immune health

Whole Foods Magazine: The Immune Support Boom

As COVID-19 remains a top concern, demand for immune support supplements continues to increase—the category is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.8% over the forecast period 2020-2027 and to hit $22.5 billion globally (1). “The global pandemic has raised the awareness of good health and the importance of nutrition and dietary supplements, beyond […]

October 28th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on Whole Foods Magazine: The Immune Support Boom

Black Elderberry: A New Age of Science & Quality

Black elderberry is a top ingredient in the dietary supplement and natural products industry with support from clinical findings and increased consumer demand.
Our Director of Science Melanie Bush shares how this hero ingredient can enhance and enrich the antioxidant and health-promoting potential of countless products, old and new, in the latest issue of Nutraceuticals […]

October 7th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on Black Elderberry: A New Age of Science & Quality