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Vaccinium corymbosum: Overall improvement of eye health

Biloma is a new product with Blueberry extract, scientifically known as Vaccinium corymbosum. The oral intake of Biloma ensures immediate activation of all the beneficial properties of blueberry.

Vaccinium corymbosum is rich in antioxidant vitamins A, C, E and B-carotene, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, inorganic acids, minerals, pectin and fiber. In addition, the strong antioxidant activity of anthocyanins and polyphenol compounds that are highly concentrated in blueberry has often been the subject of study by scientists around the world for the potential benefits related to ophthalmic health.

Vision Protection and delay of glaucoma progression

Studies have shown that blueberry extract is particularly effective in preventing age-related eye disorders such as myopia, cataract and night blindness (1,2,3,4). The antioxidants contained help improvement of vision as well as the repair and homeostasis of corneal epithelial cells (3, 4). In addition, blueberry extract improves visual functions in patients with glaucoma while it may delay the development of the disease (5).

Inhibition and / or reversal of ocular disorders

Blueberry is used to treat myopia, retinal abnormalities, macular photosensitivity and visual fatigue. Anthocyanins positively affect a large number of enzymes involved in retinal metabolism (6). They also help maintain vision during retinal inflammation, attributing to the blueberry extract a strong anti-inflammatory effect (7), while they contribute to the reduction of the oxidative stress and the damage it causes to eye collagen.

Blueberry helps with problems such as night-blindness, accelerating adjustment after exposure to bright light (1,3,4). It has been demonstrated that blueberry extract accelerates the regeneration of rosoprosin, which is hindered in several vision problems.

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  2. Politzer M. Zur medikametosen Therapie bei der progredienten Myopie. Klin.Mbl Augenheilk 1977; 171:616-619.
  3. Jayle GE and Aubert L. Action des glucosides d´anthocyanes sur la vision scotopique et mesopique du sujet normal. Therapie 19: 171-185, 1964.
  4. Jayle GE, et al. Etude concernant l´action sur la vision nocturne. Ann Ocul (Paris) 198: 556-562, 1965.
  5. Shim SH, Kim JM, Choi CY, et al. Ginkgo biloba extract and bilberry anthocyanins improve visual function in patients with normal tension glaucoma. J Med Food. 2012;15(9):818–823.
  6. Wegmann R, et al. Effects of anthocyanosides on photoreceptors. Cyto-enzymatic aspects. Ann Histochim 14: 237-256, 1969.
  7. Miyake S, Takahashi N, Sasaki M, et al. Vision preservation during retinal inflammation by anthocyanin-rich bilberry extract: cellular and molecular mechanism. Lab Invest. 2012;92(1):102–109.