- Made with Organic Blueberries.
- Improves memory.*
- Powerful antioxidant.*
- Promotes urinary tract health.*
Suitable for Vegans. Gluten Free. No artificial fillers, No Rice.
60 Vegan Capsules (350mg).
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Suggested Use: Take 2 capsules once daily, or as directed by your qualified health care professional.
Warning: Consult a health care professional prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing, taking any medications, or have any medical conditions. Keep out of reach of children.
Store in a cool, dry place.
Ingredients: Organic Blueberry (Vaccinum corymbosum) Extract Powder, Organic Potato Starch and Hypromellose (Capsule).
Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International.
What is Blueberry Extract?
The US Department of Agriculture has determined that blueberries score the highest overall in terms of total antioxidants per serving when compared to a number of other fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Antioxidants are known for counteracting harmful free radicals in the body that can lead to cancer and other diseases.
What are the benefits of Blueberry Extract?
Blueberries have a number of proven benefits in the human body when consumed. For example, blueberries have been shown to help lower blood cholesterol, promote urinary tract health, and lower the risk of urinary tract infections.[3, 4] New studies have also demonstrated the abilities of blueberries to reduce age-associated lipid peroxidation (a process in which free radicals degrade lipids resulting in cell damage), which can contribute to cardiovascular disease. Additionally, blueberries have been shown to suppress the growth of cancer cells.[6, 7] Blueberries have also been able to benefit those with a number of eye disorders including glaucoma and cataracts.
Why take Blueberry Extract?
One of the most significant positive effects of blueberries are on the brain. A popular study involving rats supplemented with blueberries and other fruits was able to demonstrate how significantly blueberries impact aging and the brain. This study showed that rats supplemented with blueberries outperformed the other groups in tests of neuromotor function. In fact, it was discovered that blueberry extract was capable of reversing this aging process on the brain. Additionally, the rats supplemented with blueberries showed improved memory and learning abilities by increasing brain cell membrane fluidity and reducing levels of inflammatory compounds, which slowed the brain’s normal aging process.9 Another study done with rats also demonstrated that blueberries may protect against neurodegenerative processes associated with again.10
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- Rimando AM, Nagmani R, Feller DR, Yokoyama W. Pterostilbene, a new agonist for the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha-isoform, lowers plasma lipoproteins and cholesterol in hypercholesterolemic hamsters. J Agric Food Chem. 2005 May 4;53(9):3403-7.
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- Ofek I, Goldhar J, Zafriri D, et al. Anti-Escherichia coli adhesin activity of cranberry and blueberry juices. N Engl J Med. 1991 May 30;324(22):1599.
- Faria A, Oliveira J, Neves P, et al. Antioxidant properties of prepared blueberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) extracts. J Agric Food Chem. 2005 Aug 24;53(17):6896-902.
- Wedge DE, Meepagala KM, Magee JB, et al. Anticarcinogenic Activity of Strawberry, Blueberry, and Raspberry Extracts to Breast and Cervical Cancer Cells. J Med Food. 2001;4(1):49-51.
- Yi W, Fischer J, Krewer G, Akoh CC. Phenolic compounds from blueberries can inhibit colon cancer cell proliferation and induce apoptosis. J Agric Food Chem. 2005 Sep 7;53(18):7320-9.
- No authors. Monograph. Vaccinium myrtillus (bilberry). Altern Med Rev. 2001 Oct;6(5):500-4.
- Joseph JA, Shukitt-Hale B, Denisova NA, et al. Reversals of age-related declines in neuronal signal transduction, cognitive, and motor behavioral deficits with blueberry, spinach, or strawberry dietary supplementation. J Neurosci. 1999 Sep 15;19(18):8114-21.
- Galli RL, Bielinski DF, Szprengiel A, Shukitt-Hale B, Joseph JA. Blueberry supplemented diet reverses age-related decline in hippocampal HSP70 neuroprotection. Neurobiol Aging. 2005 Apr 30.
|* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.