Wild blueberry powder (Vaccinium angustifolium)
Wild blueberry powder is a concentrated form of wild blueberries (Vaccinium angustifolium), a type of berry that grows in North America. It is made by extracting the bioactive compounds from the berries to concentrate them into an extract form.
Wild blueberry extract has been shown to have beneficial effects on cardiovascular health. It contains anthocyanins, which have been shown to improve blood flow, reduce blood pressure, and lower cholesterol levels, all of which contribute to better heart health (Kalt et al., 2010).
Wild blueberry extract has been shown to have potent anti-inflammatory properties. It contains polyphenols, which have been shown to inhibit inflammation by blocking the production of inflammatory mediators such as prostaglandins and cytokines (Zafra-Stone et al., 2007).
Immune system support
Wild blueberry extract has been shown to support the immune system. It contains antioxidants, which help to protect the body from oxidative damage and stimulate the immune system by activating immune cells such as macrophages and natural killer cells (NK cells) (Kalt et al., 2010).
DNA Damage Protection
Blueberry extract has been shown to protect DNA from damage caused by free radicals and oxidative stress. A study conducted by Joseph, J. A., et al. (1999) found that blueberry extract was effective in reducing oxidative damage to DNA in vitro.
Blueberry extract has been found to stimulate DNA repair mechanisms in the body. A study conducted by Kowalska, K., et al. (2017) showed that blueberry extract increased the activity of enzymes responsible for repairing damaged DNA in human cells.
Improved sleep quality
Wild blueberry extract has been shown to improve sleep quality. It contains melatonin, a hormone that regulates the sleep-wake cycle, and has been shown to improve sleep duration and quality in humans (Stull et al., 2018).
Improved muscle recovery
Wild blueberry extract has been shown to improve muscle recovery after exercise. It contains polyphenols, which have been shown to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in muscles, leading to faster recovery and reduced muscle soreness (McAnulty et al., 2011).
Wild blueberry extract has been shown to have beneficial effects on cognitive function. It contains flavonoids, which have been shown to improve memory and learning ability by promoting the growth of new neurons and synapses in the brain (Shukitt-Hale et al., 2008).
Wild blueberry extract has been shown to have anti-aging effects on the brain. It contains antioxidants, which help to protect the brain from oxidative damage and reduce the risk of age-related cognitive decline (Shukitt-Hale et al., 2015).
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