- 1. Composition
- 2. Healing Properties
- 3. Disease / Symptom Treatment
- 4. Synergistic Effects
Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)
- Bilberry fruits contain larger amounts of catechin-type tannins.
Acetylcholinesterase inhibitor (Anticholinesterase)
Bilberry extract demonstrates moderate Acetylcholinesterase inhibition.
- Inhibiting the acetylcholinesterase enzyme from breaking down acetylcholine, thereby increases both the level and duration of action of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.[1:1]
- There is a strong positive correlation between anticholinesterase activity and total condensed tannins.
Anthocyanins represent the main antioxidant compounds in wild berries. Bilberries contain anthocyanins mainly in the form of glucosides, galactosides and arabinosides of cyanidin, delphinidin, malvidin, petunidin and peonidin.[1:2]
Chelation of metal ions
Disease / Symptom Treatment
Bilberry / Blackcurrant blend has the best synergistic effect.[1:3]