Bilberry, your strong antioxidative and anti-inflammatory ally

Bilberry is a particular botanical species of the genus Vaccinium (family Ericaceae) bearing edible dark blue berries. These fruits are eaten fresh or made into jams, juices or many different recipes. Traditionally, dried ripe fruit and leaves are used in medicine thanks to their healthy properties.

Bilberry is one of the richest sources of anthocyanins which are well known for their strong antioxidative and anti-inflammatory effects. Recent studies focused their attention on the effect of anthocyanins against vascular diseases or age related deficiencies.

In developed countries, public interest in health benefits of phytoceuticals in reducing and inhibiting chronic diseases and aging has stimulated the nutritional supplement industry to develop “functional foods” and herbal supplements containing these ingredients.

Anthocyanins can be easily intact absorbed, a maximal plasma concentration 1-2 hours post ingestion has been shown.

Bilberry Dry Extract cont.15% or 25% anthocyanins

Reason why & benefits

Although Bilberry is promoted most commonly for improving vision, but it also has been reported to lower blood glucose, have anti-inflammatory and lipid-lowering effects and promote antioxidant defense and lower oxidative stress.

Bilberry is of potential value in the treatment or prevention of different conditions:

  • Inflammation
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Cardiovascular diseases (CVD)
  • Diabetes
  • High oxidative stress


Amitahc Bilberry extracts are available in two different titrations (15% or 25% anthocyanins), perfect for every kind of preparations.

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Wing-kwan Chu, Sabrina C. M. Cheung, Roxanna A. W. Lau, and Iris F. F. Benzie. Chapter 4Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.). Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects. 2nd edition.
ZHE ZHANG,XIAOLAN KOU, KEN FUGAL, AND JERRY MCLAUGHLIN. Comparison of HPLC Methods for Determination of Anthocyanins and Anthocyanidins in Bilberry Extracts. J. Agric. Food Chem. 2004, 52, 688-691.

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