Brainberry® is a natural Aronia berry extract developed by BioActor to enhance cognitive performance.
This active ingredient is standardized for high levels of Cyanidin-3-O-galactoside and clinically validated to improve focus and psychomotor speed and to maintain optimal brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a key molecule for brain health.

Pioneering Aronia Berries and Brain Fitness

We extract this ingredient from fresh Aronia Melanocarpa berries cultivated in the Baltic region of Europe. The exceptional concentration of active cyanidin glycosides makes Aronia one of the most interesting berries for improving brain health.

Together with our scientific partners, we investigated for the first time the nootropic properties of these super-berries, and their contribution to “brain fitness”.

100% natural, stimulant-free & clean label

Improves focus & psychomotor speed

Low daily dose of only 65 mg

Clinically proven benefits

Nourishing the brain…

Brainberry® ‘s hero compound, Cyanidin-3-O-galactoside crosses the blood-brain barrier, systemically enhancing brain perfusion and increasing oxygen uptake.

Once in the brain Cyanidin-3-O-galactoside lowers the activity of the enzyme Acetyl Choline Esterase, keeping Choline levels and brain signalling activity on point.

In addition, the latest clinical trial performed with Brainberry®, confirmed its beneficial effects in maintaining optimal levels of BDNF, an essential protein for brain health also involved in neuronal plasticity and neuroprotection mechanisms.

Clinically proven benefits

The benefits of Brainberry® have been tested in a 12-weeks double-blind placebo-controlled trial in 101 subjects who consumed either 65mg of Brainberry®, or the placebo.

Psychomotor speed

After only 6 weeks of supplementation with 65mg Brainberry®, a significant improvement in eye-hand coordination was observed, with a further increase after 12 weeks.


After 12 weeks, concentration increased by 43% in the group of supplementation with 65 mg of Brainberry®.

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Brainberry® is water dispersible and has a vibrant purple colour. Thanks to its low daily dose, water dispersibility and pleasant taste, it can be used in a wide range of dietary supplements and functional beverage applications.

Brainberry® is the perfect ingredient for formulations that address the needs of students, busy professionals, athletes and gamers.



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Did you know that, apart from providing numerous health benefits, Aronia Melanocarpa berries are also interesting from an environmental perspective?

Watch the video and discover 5 sustainability facts around Aronia and, in particular, its ‘Nero Eggert’ variety, which was carefully selected for the development of Brainberry®.

Researched & developed by BioActor

Brainberry® was researched and developed by BioActor, a Dutch life science company that develops health ingredients for functional foods, clinical nutrition, and dietary supplements.

Embedded in the Maastricht Health Campus, BioActor focuses on the core mission of bringing nutrition backed up by real science to consumers, helping them perform better and improve their health and well-being.

Find out more about BioActor, visit the website