Bilberry fruit standardized extract in combination with the Bilberry whole leaf
Provides 20 mg Anthocyanidins per capsule
The extract is standardized to provide a minimum of 25% anthocyanidins.
Bilberry Plus provides both the Bilberry fruit standardized extract and the Bilberry whole leaf. The capsules are 100% pure vegetable-sourced. Ideal for vegans.
Bilberry, a close relative of blueberry, has a long history of medicinal use. The dried fruit has been popular for the symptomatic treatment of diarrhea, for topical relief of minor mucus membrane inflammation, and for a variety of eye disorders, including poor night vision, eyestrain, and myopia.
Bilberry fruit and its extracts contain a number of biologically active components, including a class of compounds called anthocyanosides, which help strengthen the structural integrity of the tiny capillaries that deliver nutrients to the eyes, promote immunity, and help prevent free radical damage within the eye.
Bilberry products are used in Europe as vasoprotective agents. They have also been used to prevent or treat various disorders of the eye, especially night blindness. In addition, bilberry has been used to treat eye conditions, such as cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.
Bilberry extract has been evaluated for its efficacy as an antioxidant, mucostimulant, hypoglycemic, anti-inflammatory, vasoprotectant, and lipid-lowering agent. Although preclinical studies have been promising, human data are limited.
Herbalists have used bilberry to treat diarrhea and a bilberry leaf extract to treat urinary tract infections. Some surgeons in Europe recommend bilberry for enhanced wound healing. According to secondary sources, bilberry's tannin content may account for its historical use as a treatment for diarrhea, oral ulcers, and sore throats.
Serving Size 1 Capsule
Each Capsule Contains
- Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) Fruit 80 mg
Std. Extract (25% Anthocyanidins)
- Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) Leaf 320 mg
Other ingredients: Hypromellose, powdered cellulose, stearic acid
Recommended Adult Dose: Take one capsule three times daily away from meals, or as recommended by your health care practitioner.
Guaranteed to contain no added wheat, yeast, gluten, corn, soy, salt, sugar, artificial coloring or flavoring, preservatives, dairy or animal products.Use caution when used in patients with bleeding disorders or in those using anticoagulant or antiplatelet agents, due to a theoretical increased risk of bleeding. Caution when used in patients with diabetes medications or those taking hypoglycemic agents, due to animal and human research suggesting that bilberry modulates serum glucose levels. Caution when used in patients with disordered gastrointestinal motility, due to theoretical reports and human research suggesting that bilberry fruits exert laxative effects. Caution when used in pregnant or lactating women, due to a lack of systematic research; bilberry fruit is presumed to be safe based on the use of bilberry as a food product.
It is safe when consumed in amounts typically found in foods or as a fruit extract in recommended doses by otherwise healthy individuals.
The capsules are made from 100% pure vegetable sources, free of preservatives and additives. Ideal for vegans.
Quality Assurance Tamper-resistant package. Do not use if outer seal is missing or broken. Store in a cool, dry place.
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