Bilberry Extract Powder

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  • Our Bilberry Extract Powder is a 25% extract meaning each serving contains a 25% concentration of Anthocyanidins and 10% Anthocyanins (derivatives of anthocyanidins).
  • A close relative of the blueberry, cranberry and huckleberry, the wild bilberry is loaded with potent antioxidants including flavonoids and anthocyanins.
  • Bilberries also have high levels of tannins which have been used traditionally as an astringent... More Info
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Sometimes referred to as the European blueberry, wild bilberries have been used in traditional European medicine for over one thousand years.

These major components may be responsible for bilberries powerful antioxidant activity and may support a healthy inflammation response. 

The flavonoid compounds found in raw bilberries, called anthocyanins are plant pigments which have amazing anti-aging, anti-oxidant, and possible healing qualities. Anthocyanin have been shown to combat free radicals in the body, support healthy capillaries and support circulatory health. Bilberries are smaller than blueberries and their pigment is evenly distributed throughout the skin and flesh of the skin, unlike blueberries where the main amount of pigment resides in the skin of the berry. The anthocyanins found in this berry may support the body's ability to reduce the formation of blood clots. It has even been known to support the body's ability to reduce damage of blood vessel deterioration and the degradation of blood platelets due to its ability to restore tissue connectivity. Bilberries may possibly support vascular and arterial health.

Historically wild bilberries have been used to support healthy night vision. British Royal Air Force pilots were known to eat bilberry preserve during World War II to help them see clearly during night missions. Daily use may support healthy visual acuity and can support a person's eyes to adjust during the dark of night as well as the glare of bright daylight due to the protection of rhodopsin or retinal purple in the eye. 

Some possible traditional uses of Bilberry Extract Powder may include:

  • Possibly helps to alleviate diarrhea
  • May support and protect healthy vision
  • May support healthy blood sugar levels
  • May support a healthy inflammation response 
  • Possibly has diuretic effects
  • May support healthy nervous and circulatory systems
  • May support healthy capillary function
  • May support a healthy urinary tract 
  • Possibly has anti-ulcer properties

Constituents of Bilberry Extract include:

  • Protein
  • Minerals: Boron, Bromine, Calcium, Copper, Chromium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Potassium, Phosphorus, Selenium, Thiamin, Zinc
  • Vitamins: Vitamin C, Inositol, Lutein, Riboflavin
  • Flavonoid Glycosides: Delphinidin, Cyanidin, Petunidin, Peonidin, Malvidin, Quercetin-3-Glucuronide, Hyperoside
  • Polyphenols: catechin, Epicatechin, Tannins
  • Flavonoids: Quercetin, Hyperoside, Quercitrin
  • Phenolic Acids: Caffeic, p-Hydroxybenzoic, Protocatechuic, Melilotic
  • Phytochemicals: Pectins, Iridoids, Anthocyanosides, Arbutin, Astragalin, Delphinidin, Delphinidin-3-Monoglucoside, Delphinid-5-Monoglycoside, Delphinidin-3-Rhamnoglycoside, Dihydroxycinnamic-Acid, Ferulic-Acid

This product is 100% natural and minimally processed. Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch.

Suggested Use: Mix 1/10 tsp (200 mg) with juice, yogurt or add to your favorite smoothie.

Mixing suggestion: To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with our Tart cherry and organic Acerola powders. 

Botanical Name: Vaccinium uliginosum Linn.

Other Names: Whortleberries, European blueberry, bog berry, hurtleberry, Huckleberry, Vaccinium corymbosum, Airelle, ArA¡ndano, Black Whortles, Bleaberry, Burren Myrtle, Dwarf Bilberry, Dyeberry, European Bilberry, Myrtille, Myrtilli Fructus, Swedish Bilberry, Trackleberry, Wineberry.

Parts Used: Whole Bilberry.

Ingredients: Bilberry Extract.

Origin: Grown and extracted in China. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.

How to Maintain Optimum Freshness:

  • This product is packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness.
  • Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency.
  • Keep this product in a cool, dark, dry place.
  • This product is natural and minimally processed.
  • Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch. Go here to learn why our products may naturally vary.

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