Our most expensive supplement—pure North American Blueberry Extract—is a powerhouse.
What can the blueberry do? Especially blueberry extract?
Blueberry extract can reduce the risk of Parkinson's Disease (Lila, 2014); it also reduces inflammation, which reduces the risk of cancer among other diseases (Anand, 2008).
Research by Vendrome et al. (2013) investigate the power of a wild blueberry enriched diet to improve the proinflammatory status associated with Metabolic Syndrome.
Metabolic Syndrome has become a major public health problem in the United States. And, chronic inflammation is a critical component of it, leading to dramatically increased risk of type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Circulating levels of key inflammatory markers and their expression in the liver and abdominal adipose tissue were examined in obese Zucker rats—tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha, interleukin (IL)-6, C-reactive Protein (CRP), nuclear factor (NF)-kB and adiponectin concentration. These rats had the classic manifestation of Metabolic Syndrome.
For 8 weeks they added 8% wild blueberry to the diet—from week 8 to week 16, and this is what they found: a decrease in plasma concentrations of TNF-alpha by 25.6%; decrease in IL-6 by14.9%; decrease in CRP by 13.1% and an increase in adiponectin concentration by 21.8%.
Further, expression of IL-6, TNF-alpha and NF-kB was down both the liver (-65%,-59% and -25%, respectively) and the abdominal adipose tissue (-64%, -52% and -65%), while CRP expression was down-regulated only in the liver ( -25%).
Vendrame et al. 2013. Wild Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) consumption improves inflammatory status in the obese Zucker rat model of the metabolic syndrome. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, 24(8), 1508-1512.
BioImmersion's Blueberry Extract supplement contains 60 capsules with 500mg per capsule of pure blueberry extract and nothing else. There are no excipients of any kind. The capsule is a vegetarian capsule made from cellulose and water. Take one capsule per day.
Our Phyto Power contains wildcrafted blueberries, rosehips (with their seeds) and dandelions (roots, leaves and flowers) rich in a broad spectrum of anti-inflammatory compounds—flavonoids and polyphenols. Take one to two a day.
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