Natural Factors Bilberry Extract, 40mg, 25% Anthocyanidins, 90 capsules
Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) is the European cousin to the blueberry and contains active ingredients that support vision. It was frequently used by World War II RAF pilots to enhance night vision.
Studies with bilberry show that it helps eyes adapt to the dark, especially after prolonged exposure to bright light and improves visual acuity in dim light. The active ingredients in bilberry, anthocyanosides, are a group of flavonoids that increase the production and integrity of collagen, a protein that forms connective tissue in the body. Bilberry is also used to treat artery, vein and capillary disorders. Bilberry extract has become the leading herbal prescription for the maintenance of healthy vision and for the treatment of many eye diseases.
Each capsule contains:
Bilberry Extract (Vaccinium myrtillus) (fruit).......................40 mg
(Standardized to 25% Anthocyanidins)
Bilberry 5:1 Powder (Vaccinium myrtillus) (fruit)............305 mg
Gelatin capsule (gelatin, purified water).
1–3 capsules daily or as directed by a health care practitioner.
- Bilberry extract may counteract the capillary fragility, hemorrhagic tendencies, and easy bruising caused by Coumadin® (warfarin), which is used to inhibit blood clot formation. Consult your health care practitioner prior to use.
Children: Suitable for children at one-half the adult dosage.
Pregnancy and Nursing: Considered safe during pregnancy and lactation.
Seniors: No special precautions are known.
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