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Bilberry 6000mg 60 tablets


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Product Description

Bilberry 6000mg

  • Vegetarian

Bilberry 6000mg contains anthocyanins for eye health plus capillary and vascular support.

The phytochemicals in Bilberry work together to:

  • Maintain healthy eyes
  • Promote vascular integrity
  • Help maintain health of capillaries
  • Support healthy connective tissue

Bilberry contains anthocyanins (also called anthocyanosides, which are the blue pigments responsible for the color of ripe Bilberries), flavonoids, oligomeric procyanidins and other phytochemicals. This product is standardized to contain 21.6 mg of anthocyanosides per tablet to ensure optimal strength and quality.

Bilberry Quality Story

In 2003 MediHerb received samples of Vaccinium myrtillus or bilberry fruit extracts which differed in behavior to that normally received. The standard method of determining the anthocyanin content at this time was a spectrophotometric assay. Using this method, anthocyanin levels of two extracts were found to be 25% as claimed by the manufacturers. When high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) was used, however, one extract was found to contain 9% anthocyanins probably not derived from V. myrtillus but from another species as well as an adulterant chemical. This adulterant was subsequently identified, using HPLC, mass spectroscopy, and nuclear magnetic resonance, as amaranth (3-hydroxy-4-[(4-sulfo-1-naphthalenyl)azo]-2,7-naphthalenedisulfonic acid trisodium salts) a synthetic dark red dye. It was evident that when deliberate adulteration occurs in an extract, a spectrophotometric assay is inadequate to accurately determine the levels of compounds such as anthocyanins. This has led to a change in the standard method of analysis for bilberry extracts to a more sophisticated method of analysis, (HPLC with photodiode array detection) to counter this form of adulteration. The results of this discovery by the MediHerb team were published (Journal of Agricultural Chemistry and Food Science 2006: 54: 7378-7382) and led to regulators around the world to review accepted test methods for Bilberry. The British Pharmacopoiea also changed the method of analysis for Bilberry as a result of this discovery.

Suggested Use

1 tablet 2 - 4 times daily, or as directed.

Caution: Not to be used during pregnancy and lactation unless otherwise directed by a qualified health care professional.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Tablet
Servings per Container: 60
Amount per Serving %DV
Calcium 46 mg 4%
Bilberry fruit fresh 100:1 extract from Vaccinium myrtillus fruit fresh 6.0 g Containing anthocyanosides 21.6 mg 60 mg

†Daily Value (DV) not established.

Other Ingredients

Dibasic calcium phosphate dihydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycolate and magnesium stearate.

For other contraindications and cautions, please refer to the Potential Herb-Drug Interactions Chart.

Please consult the actual product label for the most accurate product information.