Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) is also known in some parts of the United States as huckleberry and has much attention with the research relating to the health of the eyes.
Bilberry has long been a remedy for poor vision and “night blindness.” Clinical tests confirm that given orally it improves visual accuracy in healthy people, and can help those with eye diseases.
During World War II, British Royal Air Force pilots ate Bilberry preserves before night missions as an aid to night vision. Bilberry works by improving the microcirculation and regeneration of retinal purple, a substance required for good eyesight.
Dried Bilberry fruit and Bilberry tea has been used as a treatment for diarrhea and as a relief for nausea and indigestion.
Its active constituents include anthocyanins and tannins. Nature’s Sunshine uses 40 mg of bilberry fruit standardized to 25% anthocyanins. Bilberry should be used over time in order for the body to best assimilate its unique nutritional properties.
Bilberry Fruit Concentrate (Vaccinium myrtillus) standardized to 25% anthocyanidins – 40 mg
Calcium (di-calcium phosphate) – 200 mg
Phosphorus (di-calcium phosphate) – 160 mg
Take 2 tablets with a meal three times daily.