Benefits of Standardized European Bilberry Extract
- Contains antioxidants
- Supports eye health and function
- Helps protect neurological systems
- Improves circulation
- Benefits nighttime visual clarity
Life Extension Standardized European Bilberry Extract contains 36% anthocyanins that may support vision problems by improving circulation in the eyes. The antioxidant properties may also help with diabetes, heart disease, memory, and cognitive functions.
Many age-related problems common to the eyes are caused by compromised circulation. Bilberry extracts have antioxidant properties that not only are neuroprotective,4-6 but they also help suppress damage done by environmental stressors and have been shown to improve microcapillary circulation which effects small areas like the eyes.7-8 The anthocyanoside content of bilberry may be especially beneficial for nighttime visual acuity.9-10
The anthocyanins in bilberry are powerful antioxidants. Aside from supporting vision and the human eye,1 bilberry has been reported to help with other conditions such as:2
- Heart disease
- Memory and cognitive function
Bilberry may also benefit the immune system and help protect the body from various infections.2 For an overview of the benefits of bilberry, please see the image below.3 (Click image for larger version)
|Serving Size: 1 vegetarian capsule |
Servings Per Container: 90
|Amount Per Serving|
|MirtoSelect® European bilberry extract (fruit) [std. to 36% total anthocyanins]||100 mg|
|Other Ingredients: rice flour, vegetable cellulose (capsule), L-leucine, silica.|
MirtoSelect® is a registered trademark of Indena, S.p.A., Milan, Italy.
Dosage and Use:
- Take one capsule daily with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
- If pregnant, nursing, or taking medication, consult your physician before taking this product
- Keep out of reach of children
- Do not exceed recommended dose
1. Protective effect of bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) extracts on cultured human corneal limbal epithelial cells (HCLEC).
2. Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.).
3. Chapter 4, Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.), Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects. 2nd edition.
4. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2009 Jul;53(7):869-77.
5. Clin Chem. 2011 Nov;57(11):1524-33.
6. Arzneimittelforschung. 1991 Sep;41(9):905-9.
7. Metabolism. 2000 Jul;49(7):880-5.
8. NeuroToxicology 28 (2007) 93–100.
9. J Med Food. 2012 Sep;15(9):818-23.
10. Lab Invest. 2012 Jan;92(1):102-9.
* 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.
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