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					The Health Benefits of Bilberry
Bilberry is made from a little blue berry that is related to blueberries and cranberries. Bilberry is a powerful anti-

inflammatory. The herb is also a powerful antioxidant and has glucoquinine (lowers blood sugar levels). Bilberry

contains flavonoids called anthocyanosides that protect the collagen structures in the blood vessels of the eye.

Bilberry is used to treat eye problems such as Macular Degeneration, diabetic neuropathy, and/or cataracts.


Benefits of Bilberry


Bilberry is found mostly in dark skinned fruits. It is used to treat diarrhea, vericose veins, and mucous membrane

inflammation. The herb is beneficial in the treatment of hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) and in eye health.


This herb may also help night vision. During World War II, British Pilots ate bilberry jam before going out on night

flights. They claimed it improved their vision. It is believed that the bilberry herb helps the eyes to adjust to changes in

light quickly. This is one of the greatest benefits of bilberry and can be very beneficial for ones eyes according to

many studies.


In Europe it is used to treat venous insufficiency- a condition that causes swelling and varicose veins. It further

relieves pain and itching, and it also. Helps combat skin ulcers on the legs. Reynaud's disease may benefit from

bilberry. Reynauds causes pain and numbness in the outer extremities (fingers, toes and nose) when cold.


Bilberry improves circulation and makes artery walls. The herb may reduce inflammation, ease gastro-intestinal

problems, and gum problems that have been linked to heart disease. Diarrhea and mouth sores can benefit from

Bilberry as well. Bilberry has strong antiseptic properties, relieves peptic ulcers, diabetes, fibrocystic diseases, and

painful menstruation.


Our conclusion For The Benefits Of Bilberry


Because of Bilberry's strong antioxidant composition, the herb makes an excellent free radical scavenger, which

helps combat the cell damage that leads to premature aging and disease. The most noted benefit that we briefly

discussed above, is its ability to treat a range of problems relating to ones eye health. For example, the herb protects

collagen structures in the blood vessels of the eyes, thus promoting healthy capillaries that carry many vital nutrients,

such as oxygen-rich blood to your eye muscles.


Various Studies have confirmed that the benefits of bilberry go even further than one might be aware of. The herb

can be useful for protecting against macular degeneration, cataracts, night blindness, and poor or fading vision. We

believe bilberry to be one of the best herbs available for the protection of ones eyes health. Clinical studies have even
shown that if given orally to healthy people, it improves visual accuracy. Our conclusion is that everyone should

consider consuming bilberry as it helps as part of an overall maintenance of ones health.


Other benefits of bilberry include treating menstrual cramps and helping aid stomach ulcers. Varicose veins,

thrombosis, angina, and poor circulation may also be improved with the use of bilberry, as the herb helps with healthy

blood flow.


Our last point to note is that bilberry contains a substance called glucoquinine, which has the ability to lower ones

blood sugar levels significantly and its antioxidant, anthocyanin, within the herb itself, can reduce high blood

pressure.


Possible Precautions for those considering using Bilberry


Some side effects related to the use of Bilberry, include the possibility of: stomach upset, dizziness, or headache. It

could cause diarrhea, and thin out blood. Caution should be used as bilberry could interfere with medications.

However, there are no known adverse interactions with prescription drugs, or have there been any harmful effects

noted in the literature for this herb to the best of our knowledge. As always, though, use your common sense when

taking nutritional supplements: if you notice any unwanted side effects, discontinue usage, or reduce your dosage

level straight away. Remember to always consult with a qualified physician before beginning supplementation of any

kind.


Pregnant or nursing women should always refrain from supplementation with nutritional products until they speak with

their personal doctor.


Our opinion on the Bilberry Herb


The evidence for bilberry's benefits as a herb are long, varied, and shown in many clinical trails when it comes to

treating eye disorders and maintaining clear vision in healthy individuals. However, many of the recent beneficial

discoveries need further study in our opinions to validate the benefits further. Among these new findings are bilberry's

benefits for menstrual cramps and helping treat stomach ulcers.


Because of the many benefits of bilberry, along with more or less unknown adverse side effects, we would say it is a

supplement well worth checking out especially since there is a lack of side effects of bilberry -- unlike many other

herbs on the market.


Tips On Getting The Best Benefits Of Bilberry


1. Make sure you purchase a bilberry supplement produced with a standardized extract. Standardized extracts

contain the highest level of therapeutic benefits within the herbs. Most other herbal supplements on the market,
however, do not even contain the amount of ingredients stated on the label. This is worrying within the nutritional

industry and consumers need to take this issue seriously.


2. Dosages range from 20 to 160 mg. However, people who are in good overall health should take lower dosage

levels, but maintain long term use. However, those people with specific conditions, such as macular degeneration,

cataracts, glaucoma, etc mentioned above in our article, may wish to supplement with dosage levels in the higher

ranges, but do not go over what we have stated above.

				
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