SAVVY! Brain Health Support
Vaccinium uliginosum – 20:1 concentrate
SAVVY! contains Vaccinium uliginosum, also known as Bilberry. We like to call Bilberry the brain berry. It is a powerful nootropic, an adaptogen, and an antioxidant. Valued for its healing and rejuvenating powers, Bilberry health benefits include genoprotective and anti-cancer effects, cardioprotective effects, anti-inflammatory effects, hypoglycemic effects, ocular effects, neuroprotective effects, and antimicrobial effects. Among its many uses, the brain health support it offers may help to combat mental decline in aging populations.
The authors of Herbal Medicine calls Bilberry “one of the richest natural sources of anthocyanins. These polyphenolic components give bilberry its blue/black color and high antioxidant content, and they are believed to be the key bioactives responsible for the many reported health benefits of bilberry and other berry fruits.
Clinical studies suggest Bilberry can provide brain health support=, and it’s believed to improve memory and help with dementia and other age-related cognitive brain health issues. Dr. James Joseph, lead scientist in the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts, published landmark research on blueberry as a dietary supplement. As his study showed, dietary supplementation with fruit and vegetable extracts high in phytonutrient antioxidants may actually reverse the cognitive decline some of us experience with aging.
Bilberry is commonly used as a rejuvenator of the mind and a meditation support to increase clarity of thought. It’s also frequently used to improve learning and memory. Studies have found that the addition of Bilberry to the diet improved short-term memory, navigational skills, balance, and coordination. Its compounds seem to jumpstart brain health in ways that get aging neurons to communicate again.
Today, there is good reason to believe that a lifestyle-related approach to optimal health will benefit from support with Bilberry as a health supplement. If you want to be smart, stay SAVVY!