Bilberry is a short shrub plant that commonly grows in the mountains and forest of northern United States and Europe. It is also known as European blueberry or huckleberry, and its fruit is purple or black-blue. Bilberry is rich in polyphenolic flavonoids known as anthocyanins, which are potent antioxidants and have a particular affinity for ocular tissue. It’s most famous for its ability to improve vision, but it has been reported to lower blood glucose, have anti-inflammatory and lipid-lowering effects, promote antioxidant defense, lower oxidative stress, as well as impacting the ability to relax the cardiovascular system.
Bilberry anthocyanins are potent ocular antioxidants and bilberry extract has demonstrated to strengthen against visual fatigue / eye strain (asthenopia) as well as mental fatigue.
Scientific studies have emonstrated the effectiveness of bilberry extract in preventing age-related ocular disorders along with other eye diseases such as cataract and night-blindness. Its Powerful radical scavengershelps enhance the vision and may be useful for the restoration and homeostasis of corneal limbal epithelial cells. Research conducted on bilberry has also suggested its beneficial enzyme stimulating activity which protects the eyes from endotoxin-induced uvenitis. Its extracts stimulates the production of rhodopsin pigment which supports the eye to adapt to low light conditions. View research
Bilberry is most famous for its ability to improve vision, but it has been reported to lower blood glucose, have anti-inflammatory and lipid-lowering effects, promote antioxidant defense and lower oxidative stress. This makes bilberry highly sought after in the prevention and treatment of diabetes. It assists in regulating the blood sugar levels in the body, attributing to the rich concentration of anthocyanins. Studies conducted on it suggest that dietary bilberry extract helps in improving the condition of hyperglycemia and insulin sensitivity in the people suffering from type 2 diabetes. In addition, its antioxidant properties are needed in conditions of hyperglycemia, which are marked by high oxidative stress. View research
Bilberry extracts are a standardized herbal extract rich in anthocyanins, and is made by extraction of Vaccinium myrtillus L. fruits and leaves, commonly found in Northern America and Europe.
Despite knowing all of that, people take their eyes for granted, assuming that an occasional check-up or a new prescription is all they need to protect this vital sense. Bilberry is considered as an important and prized botanical owing to its multiple beneficial properties. You can find bilberry in Eyemax by Setu.