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Vaccinium myrtillus, Bilberry, Billberry

Vaccinium myrtillus, Bilberry

cataracts, diabetes, macular degeneration, night blindness, retinopathy

flavenoids, specifically anthrocyanadins

anthrocyanosides are antioxidants and prevent free radical damage
anthrocyanosides increase cross-linking of collagen fibers
anthrocyanosides increase the biosynthesis of collagen
flavenoids prevent release of inflammatory modulators

500 mg per day
standardized to 25% anthrocyanosides

antioxidant - improves microcirculation, protects vascular endothelium
vascular stabilizer - reduces vascular permiability and fragility
anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic

macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, night blindness
peripheral vascular disease, atherosclerosis, varicose veins

Royal Air Force (RAF) bomber pilots in World War II were reported to consume billberries and blueberries to help night vision.




Fantastic new books!

CAM Therapies has studies on natural therapies for over 100 diseases.

CAM Labs lists lab tests for 100 diseases.

Nutritional Genetics is a fantastic resource.



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