- promote vascular integrity
- build healthy connective tissue
- ease the effects of occasional aching or throbbing discomfort
- support and maintain normal fluid levels
- support healthy peripheral circulation
- support healthy response to environmental stresses
- enhance urinary tract function
- maintain healthy eyes
- provide antioxidant protection Δ
Suggested Use: 1 tablet 2 – 4 times daily, or as directed.
SERVING SIZE: 1 TABLET
|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|† Daily Value (DV) not established.|
|Bilberry fruit fresh 100:1 extract
from Vaccinium myrtillus fruit fresh 6.0 g
Containing anthocyanosides 21.6 mg
Calcium acid phosphate, cellulose, magnesium stearate, and sodium starch glycollate.
Caution: Not to be used during pregnancy and lactation unless otherwise directed by a qualified health care professional.
For other contraindications and cautions specific to this product, please refer to the Contraindications and Cautions for MediHerb Botanicals.
Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) is a commonly used herbal product which contains anthocyanins – also called anthocyanosides. Anthocyanins are the blue/pink pigments responsible for the color of ripe Bilberries and are also the markers used to assess the quality of Bilberry extracts. Up to 20 or more individual anthocyanins are present in Bilberry, so HPLC is not routinely used to quantify the levels of these in extracts. The British Pharmacopoeia (BP) specifies a spectrophotometric method of analysis, which essentially measures how much color is present in the solution. Such a non-specific test method leaves a material open to exploitation by unscrupulous suppliers. An example of adulterated Bilberry is illustrated in the HPLC trace shown.
The sample was subjected to a three stage process of evaluation: spectrophotometric testing; High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography (HPTLC); and Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy (LC/MS). The spectrophotometric testing revealed the expected amounts of anthocyanins, however when the sample was subjected to HPTLC it was found to contain low amounts of anthocyanins and a coloring agent amaranth. Further LC/MS testing revealed that the herbal portion of this extract was probably not Vaccinium myrtillus. This issue highlights the increasing complexity of herbal quality issues and how sophisticated testing is required to ensure quality herbal products. www.mediherb.com/articles/BilberryPoster.pdf (Journal of Agricultural Chemistry and Food Science 2006; 54: 7378-7382)
Please consult the product packaging label for the most accurate product information.
Δ These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.