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BILBERRY

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BILBERRY

DESCRIPTION: Bilberry contains compounds known as anthocyanosides, which are very potent antioxidants. It is also rich in bioflavonoids, manganese, phosphorus, iron and zinc. It contains many important phytochemicals including arbutin, which may benefit the urinary system. There is some research that indicates it can regenerate visual purple, which is necessary for healthy night vision because it strengthens the capillaries. The capillaries are small veins that surround the eyes, therefore the circulation around the eyes is improved. The anthocyanosides may also strengthen the capillaries in the retina, which may help slow macular degeneration.

POTENTIAL BENEFITS: Helps improve night vision, cataracts; recovery from strokes, ulcers; treating angina, diarrhea, glaucoma, menstrual cramps, urinary function and varicose veins. It is also helpful for Raynaud's Disease.

POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS: Do not exceed recommended amount due to tannin content.

SOURCES: Fruit. It's relatives are blackberry, blueberry, cranberry, grape, huckleberry, plum and wild cherry.

GENERAL USAGE: May be used daily. Always check with your physician first before taking any supplements.

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