Iprona AG is a leading international processor and supplier of elderberry as well as other red berries and exotic fruits which are processed into concentrates, compounds and extracts. The Extracts are sold under the BerryPharma® trademark and used in the food, nutrition, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. We manufacture both liquid and powdered extracts made from red berries, such as Black Elderberry, Blackcurrant, Bilberry, Chokeberry (Aronia), and Cranberry.
Our proprietary membrane enrichment technology ensures that our extracts remain close to the original fruit matrix whilst allowing standardization to active analytical parameters. Our chemical free process is the key advantage over competitor extracts manufactured using chemical solvents including ethanol, which can contain residues.
We also work closely with our European growers to ensure the highest quality of raw materials used in our product range and ensure that they are free of genetically modified organisms (GMO).
The BerryPharma® products are validated with scientific research in collaboration with universities and health institutes, including the Universities in Giessen and Düsseldorf (Germany), the Charité Medical University in Berlin, the former German Institute for Nutrition in Karlsruhe, the China Medical University in Taiwan, the Kuopio University in Finland, the Griffith University in Australia and the Derby University in England.
Applications supported by our studies include upper respiratory health, oxidative stress, cardiovascular health, immune support, cognitive health, eye health, sports recovery and beauty.
The health and environmental risks associated with GMOs are unclear, and many manufacturers and consumers in the United States and Europe are concerned about the rapidly growing range of products that incorporate GMOs. Many consumers want the food they purchase to be labeled with GMO ingredients.
We are fortunate to have the third-party certifier, the Non-GMO Project, which provides reliable standards for the identification of safe, non-GMO products. The choice between consuming or not consuming genetically manipulated organisms is thus returned to the consumer.