Lioforte Health Academy
Lioforte Health Academy

Our mission is to support healthy eating and - more broadly - a healthy lifestyle. We do it by delivering modern and 100% natural freeze-dried products of rare premium quality.

We also do it through activities carried out as part of the Lioforte Health Academy. It is an ambitious, long-term project aimed at popularizing scientific knowledge about the beneficial effects of fruit (freeze-dried as well as others ) on the human body, promoting healthy habits and promoting a lifestyle that supports our health.




We invite you to take a look at the opinions of scientists confirming the beneficial effects of fruit, especially berries, on the human body:


Aronia berry

(Aronia melanocarpa (Michx.) Elliott)

Aronia berry fruits are considered the richest source of polyphenols, natural compounds commonly found in fruits and vegetables with antimutagenic and anti-cancer properties. The total content of these compounds in aronia berry fruit is estimated at 40-70 mg / g dry weight, of which over 50% are anthocyanins. Additionally , aronia berry fruits contain derivatives of hydroxycinnamic acid (also belonging to polyphenols), which contribute to their tart taste and very high antioxidant activity within these fruits. Research conducted around the world proves that aronia berry has outstanding pro-health effects on a wide spectrum. The effectiveness of aronia berry extracts has been demonstrated in in vitro and in vivo tests against various types of influenza virus. These anti-influenza properties have been attributed in particular to two of its components, ellagic acid and myricetin. But flu is not everything, there are also studies showing that aronia berry fruits have a strong anti-cancer effect, and even suggest its chemotherapeutic properties against acute lymphoblastic leukemia by selective action on cancer cells. Yet more studies emphasize the cardioprotective effect of aronia berry, key in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disorders (strengthening the walls of blood vessels, preventing atherosclerosis and heart disease, supporting the proper functioning of the circulatory system and regulating blood pressure) and metabolic (diabetes) disorders. The properties of aronia berry can therefore be discussed in superlative, scientifically-proven words.


Dr Katarzyna Król-Dyrek, Niwa Hodowla Roślin Jagodowych Sp. z o.o.



(Rubus occidentalis L., subgenus Idaeobatus)

The latest research confirms the antiviral, antibacterial and anticancer effects of black raspberry. In the latter context, studies speak of both a preventive effect, by introducing fruit into a regular diet, and an effect supporting the inhibition of tumor progression and relapse prevention.

If we are talking about food-based cancer prevention, please know that black raspberries contain many known chemopreventive agents, including polyphenols in a significant amount, the highest amount among Polish superfruits. No wonder then that black raspberry has been included in numerous clinical trials. Adding black raspberry supplementation to chemotherapy may result in increased drug efficacy and reduced resistance - this is an example of a very promising conclusion. Black raspberries can therefore potentially be used as adjuvants to chemotherapy to increase its effectiveness.

We know widely that increased consumption of fruit and vegetables is at the heart of dietary recommendations for the prevention and treatment of diabetes. A growing body of evidence suggests that consuming berries with high anthocyanin content, such as black raspberry, is positively associated with a reduction in the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Black raspberry fruits are included in the so-called functional food. They are used as so-called nutraceuticals, which combine nutritional and pharmaceutical value.

Dr Agnieszka Orzeł, Niwa Hodowla Roślin Jagodowych Sp. z o.o.



(Ribes nigrum L.)

Black currant is an extremely valuable source of pro-health compounds, vitamins and antioxidant substances. It is the richest source of vitamin C among berries,      even surpassing the amount found in      citrus fruits (as well as goji fruits), which are popularly perceived as having an immune boosting effect. Scientific research confirms the extraordinary value of this plant. For example, a study by Japanese scientists from the Department of Microbiology at the Medical University of Fukushima shows that black [1] currant fruit extract from Poland showed an inhibitory effect on lines of various strains of the influenza virus by stopping adsorption, i.e. binding of virus particles on the cell surface. Phenolic compounds, including anthocyanins and other flavonoids, as well as vitamin C, are of particular health importance in the context of building the body's immunity. The richness of these ingredients in currant fruits makes them a valuable source of pro-health compounds that play a significant role in the prevention of many civilization diseases: diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, as well as neurodegenerative diseases.
This can be black currant or blackcurrant, as you used Black currant in the title i decided to be consistent in the main text

Dr Katarzyna Król-Dyrek, Niwa Hodowla Roślin Jagodowych Sp. z o.o.



(Rubus L. subgenus Rubus Watson)

Blackberry, like raspberry, has documented healing properties, which is why it belongs to the so-called nutraceuticals that combine nutritional and pharmaceutical value. Eating blackberries is said to be a dietary prophylactic effect, because the richness of biologically- active substances contained in these fruits supports the physiological processes taking place in the human body, and also has a protective effect at the cellular level. One cup of fresh blackberry fruits (approx. 150 g) provides vitamin C in an amount that is half of the daily requirement for an adult, as well as over 1/3 of the daily dose of vitamin K, which improves blood clotting and bone structure.

One cup of blackberries also contains manganese to prevent osteoporosis and help manage blood sugar levels, and antioxidants to help your brain work to help prevent memory loss due to aging. Blackberries are a valuable source of ellagotanins and polyphenols, especially anthocyanins, which can reduce the risk of obesity, coronary heart disease, various types of cancer, or improve memory in the elderly.

Blackberries are low in calories, have a low glycemic index, and are high in nutrients and fiber at the same time. Their consumption is therefore recommended in the context of reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and preventing the development of cardiovascular diseases.

The protective effect on the cells of blackberry fruits results from the numerous antioxidants present in these berries - compounds that counteract damage to DNA structures, which - according to studies - may slow down the growth and spread of cancer cells.

Dr Agnieszka Orzeł, Niwa Hodowla Roślin Jagodowych Sp. z o.o.



(Rubus idaeus L.)

Raspberry is an excellent example of our native superfruit - Poland ranks first in the production of raspberry fruits in Europe and third in the world. The health properties of raspberries have been known since antiquity, but it is only thanks to modern research that we know that these properties are associated with the presence of biologically active compounds with pro-health effects, and the presence in high concentrations.

The chemical compounds characteristic of raspberry fruit are polyphenolic compounds, the dominant of which are anthocyanins and ellagotanins. Elagotannins constitute 85% of the active compound complex of raspberry fruit, with anthocyanins at the level of about 23% and about 2% of other polyphenolic compounds. Raspberry fruits also contain organic acids, including phenolic acids, of which ellagic acid has the greatest antiviral and antioxidant importance.

Raspberry fruits also contain large amounts of vitamin C, perfectly complement any vitamin B deficiencies (B1, B2, B6 and folic acid) and are characterized by an increased content of manganese, an element responsible for maintaining the good condition of bones, muscles and joints.

The anthocyanins found in raspberry fruit inhibit over 40% of the activity of inflammatory enzymes, showing an effect similar to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The high antimicrobial activity of raspberry fruit is mainly due to the presence of ellagotanins. It applies to strains that can be infected with food, e.g. Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Salmonella enterica sv. Typhimurium, species of the genus Listeria. In vitro studies have also shown inhibitory activity on the growth of pathogenic microorganisms that cause pneumonia, gastric ulcer and inflammation of the upper respiratory tract.

Dr Agnieszka Orzeł, Niwa Hodowla Roślin Jagodowych Sp. z o.o.

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