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Bilberry (Vaccinium Myrtillus) (cont'd)

Bilberry’s component anthocyanosides is an active blood sugar reducer.

Modern laboratory studies on bilberry fruit extracts have confirmed that bilberry produces a slight relaxation effect on vascular smooth muscles.

Extracts of the fruit have also been shown in laboratory experiments to inhibit enzymes such as elastase, which can cause the degradation of collagen. This can lead to a reduction in factors associated with inflammatory conditions such as atherosclerosis, pulmonary emphysema, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Results of clinical studies involving more than 700 patients with various conditions related to poor micro-circulation in cases of atherosclerosis, a tendency to bruising, hemorrhoids and varicose veins have shown that bilberry extracts help reduce damage from free radicals (antioxidant effects) and promote healthy circulation to the extremities.

Bilberry extracts help to keep atherosclerotic plaques from forming on the lining of the arteries by strengthening the collagen that makes up the arterial walls. This helps to keep the arteries flexible, which helps to normalize blood pressure.
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