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Bilberry

Bilberry, from Progressive Laboratories, is formulated to be a powerful antioxidant and to support vision and blood vessels.‡

$28.00 or Original price was: $28.00.Current price is: $25.20. / month

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Description

Bilberry contains several active constituents which have been isolated from the berries and leaves including: anthocyanins, catechins, and several vitamins.

Bilberry extracts appear to offer significant benefit to the eye, since the anthocyanins have an affinity for the pigmented epithelia of the retina, where it helps strengthen the blood vessels.  Bilberry has been used historically to promote night vision.‡

The anthocyanins are considered the most important of the active components and have been shown to possess antioxidant and blood vessel strengthening  activity among other benefits.  Our Bilberry contains 25% anthocyanidins.‡

 

 

Warning:  If you are pregnant or lactating woman, have any health conditions, or are taking any medication, make sure to consult your healthcare provider prior to use.

‡ These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Ingredients

Dosage

One vegetable capsule twice daily.

Count

60 Vegetable Capsules

Science

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Riva A, Togni S, Franceschi F, Kawada S, Inaba Y, Eggenhoffner R, Giacomelli L. The effect of a natural, standardized bilberry extract (Mirtoselect®) in dry eye: a randomized, double blinded, placebo-controlled trial. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2017 May;21(10):2518-2525. PMID: 28617532.

Ozawa Y, Kawashima M, Inoue S, Inagaki E, Suzuki A, Ooe E, Kobayashi S, Tsubota K. Bilberry extract supplementation for preventing eye fatigue in video display terminal workers. J Nutr Health Aging. 2015 May;19(5):548-54. doi: 10.1007/s12603-014-0573-6. PMID: 25923485.

Yu WY, Chan LYL, Chung A, Lee PH, Woo GC. Bilberry-containing supplements on severe dry eye disease in young and middle-aged adults: A 3-month pilot analysis. Front Nutr. 2023 Jan 19;10:1061818. doi: 10.3389/fnut.2023.1061818. PMID: 36742436; PMCID: PMC9892183.

Xue H, Sang Y, Gao Y, Zeng Y, Liao J, Tan J. Research Progress on Absorption, Metabolism, and Biological Activities of Anthocyanins in Berries: A Review. Antioxidants (Basel). 2022 Dec 20;12(1):3. doi: 10.3390/antiox12010003. PMID: 36670865; PMCID: PMC9855064.

Chu W, Cheung SCM, Lau RAW, et al. Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) In: Benzie IFF, Wachtel-Galor S, editors. Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects. 2nd edition. Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press/Taylor & Francis; 2011. Chapter 4. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92770/

Libby P, Ridker PM, Maseri A. Inflammation and atherosclerosis. Circulation. 2002 Mar 5;105(9):1135-43. doi: 10.1161/hc0902.104353. PMID: 11877368.

Zafra-Stone S, Yasmin T, Bagchi M, Chatterjee A, Vinson JA, Bagchi D. Berry anthocyanins as novel antioxidants in human health and disease prevention. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2007 Jun;51(6):675-83. doi: 10.1002/mnfr.200700002. PMID: 17533652.