Support systemic health of the urinary tract and improve vision with the natural benefits of bilberry.
English Name: Bilberry
Latin Name: Vaccinium myrtilis
What is Bilberry?
Bilberry is a species of low-growing shrubs that is native to Northern Europe. It is a relative of both huckleberries and blueberries, and its fruit looks very similar to blueberries. Use of the plant for medicinal purposes in Europe tracks back to at least the 16th century, but its shining moment came during World War II. British pilots found their vision on nighttime missions was greatly improved after they had consumed the berry1.
How Does Bilberry Work?
Bilberry is considered a superfruit because it is rich in nutrients and low in calories. It contains high levels of vitamins A and C, along with niacin, beta-carotene and healthful minerals like calcium and potassium. Along with flavonoids and tannins, the main active component of the berry is anthocyanins, which are a rich source of antioxidants. Bilberries contain more of these healthy powerhouses than any other berry1.
Benefits of Bilberry
The antioxidants in bilberries are highly beneficial for the eyes and may help improve normal vision while working to alleviate symptoms of eye diseases like glaucoma. The anti-inflammatory quality of anthocyanins can help support a healthy and well-functioning urinary tract and may help alleviate symptoms of urinary tract infections due to their antiseptic properties. Because the berries are rich in nutrients and phytochemicals but low in calories, they can also help support normal blood sugar levels1.
Products Featuring Bilberry
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1. "What Is Bilberry?" LifeSeasons. February 06, 2018. Accessed April 24, 2019. https://lifeseasons.com/what-is-bilberry.