Bilberry Extract

Bilberry Extract

Often associated with improvement of night vision, bilberries are mentioned in a popular story of World War II RAF pilots consuming bilberry jam to sharpen vision for night missions. However, a recent study by the U.S. Navy found no such effect and origins of the RAF story cannot be found.

Introduction

Often associated with improvement of night vision, bilberries are mentioned in a popular story of World War II RAF pilots consuming bilberry jam to sharpen vision for night missions. However, a recent study by the U.S. Navy found no such effect and origins of the RAF story cannot be found. Although the effect of bilberry on night vision is unfounded, laboratory studies in rats have provided preliminary evidence thatbilberry consumption may inhibit or reverse eye disorders such as macular degeneration. Bilberries are recognized as a good source of flavonoids, some of which have antioxidant activity. As a deep purple fruit, bilberries contain anthocyanin pigments.

Functions and Applications

1. Bilberry Extract improves circulation to the eyes and help with eye strain and visual acuity.Bilberry Extract is benefit for the treatment of circulation disorders, varicose veins and other venous and arterial problems;

2. Bilberry preserves before night missions as an aid to night vision. Bilberry works by improving the microcirculation and regeneration of retinal purple, a substance required for good eyesight;

3. Bilberry is also used in connection with vascular and blood disorders and shows positive effects when treating varicose veins, thrombosis, and angina;    

4. Bilberry has been used in support for glaucoma, macular degeneration, eye fatigue, poor night vision,and nearsightedness.



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