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WILD BLUEBERRY FRUIT EXTRACT BENEFITS

KEY BENEFITS OF WILD BLUEBERRY

        • Supports antioxidant defenses
        • Supports cardiometabolic health
        • Supports vision
        • Supports cognitive function

ABOUT WILD BLUEBERRY FRUIT

Vaccinium, section Cyanococcus, comprises a group of plants that bear blueberries as their fruit.
 
The anthocyanins present in blueberries give the fruit its characteristic color. Additionally, they contain polyphenols and phytochemicals.
 
Wild blueberries ('lowbush') and cultivated blueberries ('highbush') are common commercial blueberry varieties.
 
The wild blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) is native to North America and has both more intense colors and a smaller size than cultivated highbush blueberries. Furthermore, they contain more anthocyanin and polyphenols.[1,2]
 
Native blueberry patches in Quebec, Nova Scotia, and Maine provide most of the blueberry harvest.
 
Supplementation with wild blueberries has been studied for its potential to promote cognitive function.[3,4]

WILD BLUEBERRY FRUIT FULL BENEFITS

Brain function

 

  • Supports memory in adults [3–5]
  • Supports memory and cognitive performance in children [6–9]
  • Supports mood [10]
  • Supports task-related brain activation [11]
  • Supports memory (animal studies) [12–15]
  • Supports dopaminergic neurotransmission [16–18]
  • Supports brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) [14,15,19–21]
  • Supports hippocampal IGF-1 levels [22]
  • Supports long-term potentiation (LTP) [23]
  • Supports neuroprotective functions [22,24,25]
  • Supports healthy brain aging [18,26,27]
  • Supports brain circulation [11]

 

Antioxidant defenses

 

  • Supports antioxidant enzymes in the brain (superoxide dismutase [SOD], catalase [CAT], glutathione peroxidase [GPx]) [28–30]
  • Replenishes glutathione (GSH) [31]
  • Downregulates NADPH oxidase activity [32]
  • Supports free radical scavenging and antioxidant functions [28,33–35]

 

Cardiometabolic health

 

  • Supports cardiac function [36]
  • Supports vascular function [37]
  • Supports cardio-protective functions [38]
  • Supports endothelial nitric oxide (eNOS) activity [31]
  • Supports healthy blood pressure [3,28,39–41]
  • Downregulates LDL oxidation [35,39]
  • Supports healthy blood glucose levels [42]

 

Vision

 

    • Protects retinal photoreceptor cells from blue LED light-induced damage [43,44]
    • Protects against screen-induced ocular fatigue [45,46]

 

Exercise performance

 

  • Supports exercise performance [47]
  • Supports recovery from muscle damage [48]

 

Gut Microbiota

 

  • Supports the composition of the gut microbiota [49–56]
  • Supports microbial metabolism — short-chain fatty acid (SCFA) production [57]
  • Supports the intestinal epithelial barrier [52]

 

Healthy aging and longevity

 

  • Supports stem cell proliferation [58]
  • Prevents cell senescence [59]
  • Supports nuclear factor erythroid-2 related factor-2 (Nrf2) [29,30]
  • Supports DNA repair enzymes [29]
  • Protects against DNA damage [60–62]
  • Extends lifespan (Drosophila melanogaster) [63]

 

Immune System

 

  • Supports innate immune system [37,64–68]
  • Supports adaptive immune system [69]
  • Supports immune system communication [68,70,71]

 

Complementary ingredients

 

  • Grape extracts for support of cognitive function [72–75]
  • Grape extracts for blueberry/grape polyphenol bioavailability [76]
  • Green tea and soy protein for general immune health [77]

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