Bilberry Extract - Standardized to 37% Anthocyanosides *100 mg
Source Naturals Bilberry Extract (Vaccinium myrtillus), also referred to as blueberry, is a potent standardized extract yielding key bioflavonoids called anthocyanocides. A controlled extraction process guarantees at least 37% anthocyanocides. In vitro studies have demonstrated that anthocyanosides have significant antioxidant activity. Bilberry has been a staple of European herbal therapy for hundreds of years and has become one of the most widely used herbs in the United States for supporting normal vision.
Bilberry's modern reputation as a healing plant was sparked during World War II, when British Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots noticed that their night vision was sharper than usual whenever they ate bilberry preserves before starting out on their evening bombing raids.
Fortifies blood vessel walls.
Improves blood flow to the tiny blood vessels in the eye.
Enlarges blood vessels that help maintain good circulation throughout the body.
Improves varicose veins and other circulatory problems.
Subsequent research revealed that bilberries are powerful antioxidants, capable of protecting cells in the eye and other parts of the body against damage from unstable oxygen molecules called free radicals.
These substances appear to fortify blood vessel walls, improving blood flow to the tiny blood vessels that keep eyes healthy, as well as to larger blood vessels that help maintain good circulation throughout the body. Anthocyanosides also appear to strengthen collagen, the protein that provides support to healthy connective tissue.
The plant appears to assist the retina, the light-sensitive part of the eye, in adjusting quickly to both dark and light. This is probably a result of the plant's anthocyanosides, which have antioxidant properties and appear to boost oxygen and blood delivery to the eye.
The herb is also quite popular for preventing macular degeneration, a condition in which the light-sensitive area in the center of the retina breaks down. Improve varicose veins and other circulatory problems.