A Thousand Year History
For a thousand years in Europe, bilberries were used in to promote health. Even when WWII pilots needed to have eagle vision, their doctors recommended they eat more bilberries. Bilberry’s antioxidants scavenge free radicals and are used for multiple age-related aging-eye disorders. The results of one clinical study suggest that long-term supplementation might be effective in protecting our eyesight as we age.
More than Eye Health
Today we know wild bilberries and their cousin, the blueberry contain powerful antioxidants that support circulation and blood vessel integrity, vital to eyesight, brain function and coordination, immunity, gastrointestinal flora, and healthy veins in the legs.
Increase your Antioxidant Defenses for Better Health
According to USDA studies, Wild Blueberries have the highest antioxidant capacity per serving, compared with more than 20 other fruits. Using the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) testing procedure, researcher Ronald Prior, Ph.D., found that a one-cup serving of wild blueberries had more total antioxidant capacity (TAC) than a serving of cranberries, strawberries, plums, raspberries and even cultivated blueberries.
Wild Blueberries are Best
Wild Blueberries do have a higher anthocyanin content than ordinary cultivated blueberries. When you eat wild blueberries, you get Nature's Antioxidant SuperFruit rich in compounds that strengthen the berry and make is able to survive harsh environments with intense sunlight. MDR Wild Blueberry & Bilberry Antioxidants contain contain AuroraBlue® wild Alaskan blueberries, which possess nearly 10 times the antioxidant capacity of cultivated berries!
Powerful Anthocyanins in Every Capsule
Blueberries contain anthocyanins, polyphenols and flavonoids that have dramatic health benefits. MDR concentrates the fruit's deep blue/purple pigments for health benefits that only the these fruits can provide. Best of all, science has proven the freeze dried extracts preserve the antioxidant activity so you get benefits in each capsule of MDR Wild Berry Antioxidants! The fruit contains tannins, substances known to be have anti-inflammatory benefits. The anthocyanosides are considered the most important of the pharmacologically active components. In fresh fruit you get approximately 0.1 to 0.25 percent, while MDR Wild Berry Antioxidants are concentrated and standardized so you get much more.
Support Brain Health & Memory
The dark pigments in berries called anthocyanins support neuronal and cognitive brain function. That's why you should try to eat fresh or frozen blueberries often or take MDR Wild Blueberry and Bilberry Antioxidants. They make a perfect "brain food" snack.
James Joseph, Ph.D., and his team at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University first reported that a diet of blueberries may improve motor skills and support healthy memory, especially in older folks. USDA scientists concluded that eating wild blueberries and other antioxidant-rich foods helps prevent oxidative stress.
Support Cardiovascular Health
A blueberry-enriched diet may protect the heart according to scientists at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University and the National Institute on Aging. Wild blueberries have the potential to decrease oxidative stress and inflammation in blood vessels supporting cardiovascular health. A 2013 study published by researchers at Harvard School of Public health reported that eating anthocyanin-rich berries such as blueberries and strawberries may improve cardiovascular health in women.
Support Urinary Tract Health
Amy Howell, Ph.D. of Rutgers University Blueberry Cranberry Research Center showed that blueberries, like cranberries, contain compounds that help support urinary tract health.
Support GI & Immune Health
Maintaining healthy intestinal microflora is vital to gastrointestinal health and the immune system. Researchers from the University of Milan and the University of Maine, led by Dr. Stefano Vendrame, conducted clinical studies showing that regular consumption of a wild blueberry drink increases a type of beneficial bacteria called Bifidobacteria.
Wild Blueberry & Bilberry Antioxidants for a Healthy Life
When it comes to your health, wild blueberries and bilberries, fresh, frozen or from MDR should be at the top of your list!