Natural Factors - Blue Rich Super Strength Organic Blueberry Concentrate- 90 Softgels
Blue Rich Super Strength Organic Blueberry Concentrate supports vision and improves blood glucose levels. Blueberry anthocyanins are excellent free radical fighters and blueberries are known for their many health benefits. Blue Rich Super Strength Organic Blueberry Concentrate by Natural Factos is a 36 to 1 extract that provides 36 times the antioxidant power of fresh berries. Eye health, circulation and memory can all be enhanced with BlueRich, as well as reducing risk of the complications of blood sugar disorders.
Blueberry anthocyanins increase capillary integrity, inhibit free radical damage and improve the tone of the vascular system to stimulate better blood flow. This can help prevent diabetic neuropathy which causes eye, kidney and nerve damage.
Natural Factors BlueRich Super Strength Blueberry Concentrate has all the anthocyanin-power of fresh-picked blueberries. This extract is ideal for those who want the superior antioxidant power of blueberries, but find it inconvenient to eat handfuls of them everyday. Convenient blueberry con- centrate softgels are easy to carry if you are at work or when eating out.
Each 500 mg softgel of BlueRich Super Strength Blueberry Concentrate contains non-GMO (genetically-modified) blueberry in a 36:1 (36 grams of blue- berry equal one gram of concentrate) concentration, standardized to 2.5 % anthocyanins, with no pesticide or herbicide contamination.
The minimum ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) unit value of BlueRich blueberry concentrate is 150 units per gram, with most samples testing much higher (even up to a 250 ORAC unit value).
- Slows cognitive decline
- Lowers cholesterol
- Lowers high blood pressure
- May prevent certain cancers. In test tube studies anthocyanins have been shown to have anticancer properties, particularly against breast and cervical cancer cells.
- Prevents urinary tract infections, similar to the benefits of cranberry
- Delays the effects of aging
- A whole food product with the benefits of the whole fruit, not just parts of it
- A synergistic combination of the highest antioxidant berries
- All the health benefits of berry juice without all the sugar
- Locally grown and sourced to reduce the carbon footprint
- 6,000 ORAC units per serving (2 capsules)
- Achieves optimal antioxidant protection
- Protects the cardiovascular system from oxidative damage
- Minimizes age-related cognitive changes
Grape Extract (Vitis vinifera): Every part of the grape, including the seed, is loaded with powerful antioxidants. For this reason red grape extract is included in the BerryRich formula to widen the antioxidant and may be responsible for the French paradox wherein lower rates of heart disease are found in France, a country of red wine enthusiasts.
Bilberry Extract (Vaccinium myrtillus): Bilberry is a European cousin of the blueberry that has its own unique spectrum of active ingredients. World War II pilots were on to something when they insisted that bilberry jam on their toast helped them see better during their night missions.
Pomegranate Extract (Punica granatum): This fruit is gaining worldwide attention because of its unique antioxidant profile. Recent research shows that as little as 50 mL or 1.7 ounces of pomegranate juice per day can be helpful for cardiovascular ailments such as oxidative stress, atherosclerosis, and hypertension. A study in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that daily intake of pomegranate juice could prevent thickening of the arteries and slow down cholesterol oxidation by almost half. Another study revealed that pomegranate juice could increase blood flow to the heart in patients with ischemic coronary heart disease.
Strawberries (Fragaria vesca): These heart-shaped red berries are filled with healthful vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other phytonutrients that may help ward off heart disease, cancer, macular degeneration, rheumatoid arthritis and age-related cognitive decline.
Blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum): Research shows that blueberries do help vision and eye health but they can also slow aging, help cognitive decline, lower cholesterol, fight cancer, and help inhibit urinary tract infections. Why can the blueberry help with all these varied health conditions? Primarily it is due to anthocyanins, the phytochemicals responsible for their deep blue colour.
Red Raspberries (Rubus idaeus): The red raspberry is known for its sweet but slightly tart fruit that becomes plentiful in summer. Studies reveal that red raspberry fruit contains substances that may help prevent cancer, reduce heart disease, ease inflammation, protect against age-related macular degeneration, and prevent overgrowth of some bacteria and fungi such as Candida albicans.
Cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon): Cranberries are high on the ORAC scale and may help protect against chronic age-related conditions. They contain vitamins A, C, B and folic acid, as well as calcium, iron and potassium. There are also substances in cranberry that open blood vessels, and when blood vessels in the bronchial tubes are dilated, breathing is easier. Cranberries contain significant amounts of flavonoids and polyphenolic compounds that inhibit low density lipoprotein oxidation, offering a natural defense against atherosclerosis. Cranberries are most well-known for their ability to help prevent urinary tract infections.