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European blueberry extract

  • Latin Name:   Vaccinium myrtillus L
  • Synonyms:   common bilberry,blue whortleberry
  • Part of Used:   Berry
  • Specifications:   Anthocyanins 1-25%EP,CP/Anthocyandins 25% UV EP
  • Appearance:   Dark purple fine powder
  • Application:   Medicine, food additive, dietary supplement
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Product name

European blueberry extract

Latin Name

Vaccinium myrtillus L

Active ingredients



Common bilberry,blue whortleberry


Dark red purple/ Dark Violet fine powder

Part used



Anthocyanins 1-25%EP,CP/Anthocyandins 25% UV EP


Main benefits

Antioxidant, Eye Disease, Diabetes

Applied industries

Medicine, food additive, dietary supplement

 What is European blueberry extract?

According to Wikipedia- Vaccinium myrtillus has been used for nearly 1,000 years in traditional European medicine. Vaccinium myrtillus fruits have been used in the traditional Austrian medicine internally (directly or as tea or liqueur) for treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and diabetes.Herbal supplements of V. myrtillus (bilberry) on the market are used for cardiovascular conditions, diabetes, as vision aids, and to treat diarrhea and other conditions.Researchers are interested in bilberry because of its high concentrations of anthocyanins, which may have various health benefits.The United States' National Institutes of Health (NIH) cautions, "There’s not enough scientific evidence to support the use of bilberry for any health conditions."

 In cooking, the bilberry fruit is commonly used for the same purposes as the American blueberry such as pies, cakes, jams, muffins, cookies, sauces, syrups, juices, and candies.

 In traditional medicine, bilberry leaf is used for different conditions, including diarrhea, scurvy, infections, burns, and diabetes

Chemical constituents of Blueberry Extract

Is the main active ingredient Anthocyanins  and Anthocyandins.

Benefits of taking Blueberry Extract supplements:

Anthocyanins function as antioxidants in the body and make the blueberry one of the best treatments against aging and age-related changes. Blueberries lower the incidence of cancer, cardiovascular disease and other health problems.


Findings from laboratory research and animal-based studies indicate that blueberry extract may aid in diabetes management. In a 2009 study published in Phytomedicine, for instance, scientists found that treating diabetic mice with blueberry extract helped lower blood sugar levels.

High Blood Pressure

Blueberry extract may help keep blood pressure in check, according to an animal-based study published in Nutrition Research in 2009. In tests on rats, researchers discovered that blueberry extract helped prevent the development of high blood pressure. In addition, blueberry extract appeared to reduce oxidative stress (a major contributor to heart disease).

Alzheimer's Disease

Animal-based research suggests that blueberry extract shows promise for the prevention of Alzheimer's disease. For example, a 2010 study on rats (published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry) found that blueberry extract helped shield the animals' brains from the toxic effects of amyloid-beta (a substance that forms the brain plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease).

Blueberry Extract and Cancer

Some preliminary studies show that blueberry extract may help fight breast cancer. These studies include a 2010 report published in Cancer Research, in which scientists found that blueberry extract helped inhibit the growth of cancerous breast tumors in mice. In a test-tube study published in Phytotherapy Research the same year, anthocyanins extracted from blueberries appeared to slow the growth of breast cancer cells.

Major Application

a. Protect eyesight and prevent blindness, glaucoma, improve myopia.

b. Scavenge free radical activity, prevent atherosclerosis.

c. Soften blood vessels, enhance immune function.

d. Prevent brain from aging; anti-cancer.

Side effects and safety of Blueberry Extract

May cause an upset stomach, dry eyes and a dry mouth. In high dosages, bilberry extract can cause muscle spasms and extreme weight loss.

There are some other Anthocyanin Series available from Nutragreen biotechnology such as

Anthocyanin Series


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Anthocyanin 25% UV

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Anthocyanin 25% UV

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Bilberry Extract

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Chokeberry Extract

Anthocyanin 25% UV

Cranberry Extract

Anthocyanin 25% UV

Elderberry  Extract

Anthocyanin 25% UV

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