Bilberries might not be at the top of your grocery list (they're native to Europe and don't grow naturally in the US), but these tiny berries pack quite a health punch!
Rich in nutrients, bilberries are powerful OPCs (super antioxidants) that offer a wide range of potential health benefits.
Fortunately, you can get all the benefits of bilberries without planting and growing them or taking a trip overseas with bilberry extract.
Read on to find out what bilberries can provide for you and how you can take advantage of this powerful antioxidant.
A Strong Source of Nutrients
One of the biggest advantages bilberry extract offers is that it provides plenty of valuable nutrients.
They contain manganese, which supports the development of healthy connective tissue and helps with brain and nerve function. Bilberries are also a good source of Vitamin C and Vitamin K.
But the real secret to bilberry's health benefits is anthocyanin—the substance that gives deep blue, red, and purple foods their color. Anthocyanin gives bilberries their antioxidant effect, fighting off free radical damage and oxidative stress.
- Improves and Supports Vision
Bilberry extract is most known for its potential eye health benefits. (In fact, legend has it that British pilots in World War II ate bilberry jam to improve their night vision for air battles!)
Studies have shown that taking bilberry extract every day improves eye fatigue and increases "critical flicker fusion," your ability to see and track visual changes.
Research has also shown that bilberry extract reduces retinal inflammation and protects your vision during bouts of inflammation.
Whether it improves night vision, we don't know yet, but it's clear that bilberry does offer plenty of support for your eyes!
- Regulates Blood Sugar
Bilberry extract could also offer support for those who battle diabetes.
Studies have shown that it lowers blood glucose levels, even after particularly sweet and sugary meals.
It also potentially increases insulin sensitivity and helps lower weight in those with diabetes.
- Offers Heart Health Benefits
Another benefit to bilberry extract is that it helps support a healthy heart.
Bilberries are rich in Vitamin K, which supports healthy blood clotting and blood flow.
But bilberry extract's health benefits go beyond just providing Vitamin K. It's also been shown to lower LDL cholesterol (the "bad" cholesterol) and raise HDL (the "good cholesterol").
Bilberry extract is also linked to lower blood pressure.
Bilberry Extract and OPCXtra
Between the potential heart and blood sugar benefits, the vision support, and the strong antioxidant effect, science has shown that bilberry extract is valuable to the body.
That's why we included it in OPCXtra—our supplement combination of six powerful OPC antioxidants.
With OPCXtra, you'll get the best of bilberry extract's benefits, along with the benefits of pine bark extract, grape seed extract, green tea extract, red wine extract, and citrus bioflavonoids, along with Vitamins C and E.
OPCXtra is potent and isotonic, so your body can absorb more of each OPC and put it to use for your health even faster.
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Sources and Further Reading:
- Neuroprotective effect of bilberry extract in a murine model of photo-stressed retina
- What are anthocyanins and why are purple foods so healthy?
- Bilberry extract supplementation for preventing eye fatigue in video display terminal workers
- Bilberry Extract
- Bilberry Seems to Act Against Blood Sugar
- Polyphenol-Rich Bilberry Ameliorates Total Cholesterol and LDL-Cholesterol when Implemented in the Diet of Zucker Diabetic Fatty Rats
- Vision preservation during retinal inflammation by anthocyanin-rich bilberry extract: cellular and molecular mechanism