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Bilberry + Grapeskin Polyphenols, Supports and Protects Vision, 120 Capsules, 280mg, From Jarrow
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Jarrow Formulas Bilberry + Grapeskin Polyphenols is a synergistic blend of flavonoid antioxidants.
Swedish Bilberries (100:1) contain 25% polyphenols as anthocyanosides. Red Grapeskin contains 30% polyphenols including 4% anthocyanins.
Bilberry flavonoids support and protect vision by enhancing antioxidant status in the eye and reducing capillary permeability and fragility.
What is Bilberry?
Alternate names: Vaccinium myrtillus, European blueberry, Huckleberry, Whortleberry, Burren Myrtle
The Sources of Bilberry
Bilberry fruit is a close relative to the American blueberry, and is also traditionally used in the preparation of pies, cakes and jams.
Common Doses of Bilberry Extract
A typical dose of bilberry is 40-80 mg three times per day of an extract standardized to contain 25% anthocyanosides.
Why People Use Bilberry
Bilberry is primarily used for eye conditions and to strengthen blood vessels. During World War II, British Royal Air Force pilots found that eating bilberry jam just before a mission improved their night vision. Researchers subsequently investigated bilberry’s properties and recommended it for eye disorders.
In addition to improving night vision, bilberry is also used to prevent and treat macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts.
Bilberry contains anthocyanosides, which strengthen the walls of blood vessels, reduce inflammation, and stabilize all tissues containing collagen, such as cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. Grape seed contains similar substances, however bilberry’s anthocyanosides have numerous benefits on the eye.
Due to it’s ability to strengthen blood vessels, bilberry may be useful for varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and to prevent easy bruising.
Is Bilberry Safe?
Bilberry fruit is a food and is considered safe. There are no known drug interactions. Bilberry doesn’t appear to interfere with blood clotting.