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Bilberry Products

Bilberry Products

The Bilberry is often referred to as the European Blueberry because of the similarity of shape and colour and being in the same botanical family. Indigo Herbs has added Bilberry to the list of historically important fruits that has had an impact on herbal medicine throughout Europe. Our Quality and Organic Bilberry Powders have been slow dried to retain all available nutrients and micro-nutrients that have made this little blue fruit famous. You can also harness the power of Bilberry with our Bilberry Tincture and a choice of capsules from our guest brand range. 

Bilberry has been a well-known fruit throughout Europe especially being used to improve eye sight. Nicholas Culpeper commented that they were very good for cooling the body and binding the belly to stop vomiting. Earlier in the 16th century the leaves were also used as an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. The most famous story of Bilberries is of RAF pilots eating copious amounts of Bilberry jam to improve their eyesight to make their bombing more accurate during World War II. This prompted a couple of contemporary scientific studies to see if Bilberry does have a positive effect on eyesight. Why not try this high grade powder to see if it does indeed have this effect.

Unlike the American Blueberry the Bilberry hasn’t had as much cultivation and so can be quite easily distinguished from its American cousin. One of the biggest differences is that Bilberries grow on low bushes and grow solitary fruits instead of in bunches like Blueberry. The Bilberry is usually picked from the wild and has red to purple leaves with a red juice to the fruit. With such wonderful names such as huckleberry, whortleberry, bogberry and hurtleberry, the Bilberry is a true classic of the Northern Hemisphere.

 

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Bilberry Powder (Slow dried fruit) 50g
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Latin Name: Vaccinium myrillus

  • Delicious, sweet superfruit powder
  • Perfect in a breakfast smoothie
  • Supports healthy eyesight
  • High in powerful antioxidants
  • Maintains skin health
  • Re-sealable airtight foil pouch
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients – absolutely nothing added
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Bilberry Powder from Indigo Herbs is made from premium quality bilberries, slow dried to ensure the nutrients remain intact. Bilberries are famous for their contribution to healthy vision. Bilberry Fruit Powder can be added to smoothies, encapsulated or mixed with a little water and taken daily.

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the quality, manufacture and suggested use of this superfood powder. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of natures healing botanicals. Please consult an Herbalist as to how this product can benefit you.

Also known as: European Blueberry, Whortleberry, Huckleberry.

Our fruit and vegetable powders are slow-dried to preserve the nutritional content and are 100% natural with nothing added. This makes these powders a perfect choice for using as natural flavourings and colourings.

It’s simple and easy to benefit from the goodness of these superfood fruit and vegetable powders by adding them to smoothies for a superfood boost. However they can be used extensively in food preparation.

Try experimenting with the intense flavours in making raw chocolate, icecream, flapjacks, cakes, breads, biscuits, pancakes to name a few. For full instructions go to our How to use Fruit and Vegetable powders page.

This Superfruit powder can be added to a breakfast Smoothie, as a natural flavouring in muesli, flapjack, yogurts, biscuits, cakes, raw food cakes and fruit breads.

Serving:

This Bilberry powder can be used as much as desired. Adding more will result in a stronger flavor. 

1 teaspoon equals 2 grams (1 tsp = 2g)
HIGH IN
Dietary Fibre
HIGH IN
Vitamin E
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High in Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an umbrella term for a group of eight fat soluble compounds (tocopherols) that are found in a wide variety of wholefoods.  These compounds, of which alpha-tocopherol is the most biologically active, have a number of functions in the body. 

Vitamin E is an important antioxidant whose primary role in the body is to scavenge free radicals – these are rogue atoms or atomic groups that have lost at least one electron, forcing them to steal electrons from neighbouring molecules in the hope of stabilizing themselves.  Whilst unsurprisingly this can cause havoc in the body, vitamin E has the ability to neutralize these free radicals thus protecting the cells from oxidative stress.  Vitamin E deficiency is rare due to its ability, whilst working in concert with a number of other compounds (including vitamin C), to restore reduced levels of vitamin E in the body.  The richest source of vitamin E is wheat germ, other foods that contain significant amounts include eggs, nuts, sunflower seeds, cold-pressed vegetable oils and avocados.

Vitamin E contributes to:

·         the protection of cells from oxidative stress

·         the regeneration of the reduced form of Vitamin E

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Vitamin K
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High in Vitamin K

Vitamin K is a fat soluble vitamin which is best known for its role in helping your blood to clot or coagulate properly by helping to form the proteins necessary for your bloods clotting factor.  The K comes from its German name “Koagulations” vitamin. 

There are two types of naturally occurring vitamin K; vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) which is found naturally in plants and vitamin K2 (menaquinone) which is made by the bacteria that line your gastrointestinal tract.  For proper bone growth and maintenance your body uses multiple vitamins, however, vitamin K and vitamin D work in tandem to produce a protein (osteocalcin) necessary for bones, without this protein minerals could not bind together to form the density of the bones.  Fermented foods, such as natto, typically have the highest concentrations of vitamin K found in the human diet followed by alfalfa seeds and dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale and cabbage.

Vitamin K contributes to:

·         normal blood clotting

·         the maintenance of normal bones

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Manganese
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High in Manganese

Derived from the Greek word for magic, manganese is a trace mineral that is present in tiny amounts in the body and is found mostly in the bones, liver, kidneys and pancreas.  It is essential for the proper and normal growth of the human bone structure and is a very effective mineral in aiding in the increase of the mineral density of spinal bone.  Manganese is also needed in the production and repair of connective tissue, its specific role is in the manufacture of mucopolysaccharides which are one of the main components of all connective tissues.  

Regulation of the body’s metabolism is another vital function of manganese with manganese activated enzymes helping in the metabolism of cholesterol, amino acids and carbohydrates.  Also a powerful contributor to the protection of cells from oxidative stress, manganese is a component of the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD) which helps to fight free radicals.  Free radicals occur naturally in the body but can damage cell membranes and DNA, antioxidants such as SOD can help to neutralise free radicals.  Rich sources of manganese include; whole grains, nuts and nut butters and leafy vegetables.

Manganese contributes to:

·         normal energy-yielding metabolism

·         the maintenance of normal bones

·         the normal formation of connective tissue

·         the protection of cells from oxidative stress

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Copper
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High in Copper

An essential trace mineral in the body, copper has long been known to play a role in human health – its use dates back to 400 BC when Hippocrates is said to have employed it as a treatment for a variety of disorders.  Playing a beneficial role in immune function, you need copper for healthy white blood cells – the cell type tasked with seeking out, identifying and destroying pathogens.  Low copper levels lower your white blood count leaving you vulnerable to infection. 

Copper is a vital element of the dark pigment melanin which imparts colouration to the hair and skin, intake of copper is said to protect greying hair.  Copper helps in the absorption of iron from the intestinal tract and releases it from its primary storage sites like the liver.  Also playing a significant role in the synthesis of haemoglobin, myelin and collagen, copper helps to protect the myelin sheath surrounding the nerves and is actively involved in the production of an element of connective tissue, elastin.  Functioning as a coenzyme for energy metabolism from the macronutrients in food we consume, copper enables a normal metabolic process in association with amino acids and vitamins.  Oxidative stress is a characteristic of copper deficiency, when obtained from dietary sources it acts as an antioxidant, getting rid of free radicals which can damage your cells and DNA.  For your body to use copper you need to have a balance of zinc and manganese which is why it is best to obtain your copper from dietary sources where it is already in bioavailable form.  Topping the chart as the best source of copper are oysters!  Closely followed by kale, shitake mushrooms, seeds, nuts and nut butters.

Copper Contributes to:

·         the maintenance of normal connective tissues

·         normal energy-yielding metabolism

·         the normal functioning of the nervous system

·         normal hair pigmentation

·         normal iron transport in the body

·         normal skin pigmentation

·         the normal function of the immune system

·         the protection of cells from oxidative stress

 

 

SOURCE OF
Vitamin C
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Source of Vitamin C

Vitamin C, a water soluble vitamin also known as ascorbic acid, is one of the safest and most effective vitamins whose benefits are many.  It is absolutely vital in collagen production – collagen is a simple protein and an essential part of our connective tissue – the very framework of our body.  All of the components that hold our bodies together such as skin, bones, blood vessels, teeth and gums, tendons and cartilage rely upon collagen.  Vitamin C is directly responsible for influencing collagen synthesis and helps to shield us from the symptoms of collagen deletion – most famously scurvy! 

A powerful antioxidant, vitamin C can protect cells from the damaging effects of free radicals which are harmful by-products of digestion or foreign substances in the atmosphere.  Inside the body it changes form to a negatively charged compound called ascorbate which helps to protect nerve cells and improves psychological function.  It has been known as the antioxidant’s antioxidant because it functions to protect vitamin E from oxidation too, another vitamin that interacts with free radicals to prevent cell damage.  Vitamin C strongly enhances the absorption of iron - when they are consumed and digested together, vitamin C combines with the iron to form a compound that is more easily absorbed.  Crucial to the overall health of the body in its efforts to fight off infections – both bacterial and viral – white blood cells contain 20 times the amount of vitamin C than other cells and require constant replenishment to keep the immune system working to its optimum capacity, especially during and after intense physical exercise.    Whilst highly concentrated in citrus fruits, other rich sources of vitamin C are acerola cherries, leafy green vegetables, red peppers and potatoes.

Vitamin C contributes to:

·         normal collagen formation for the normal function of blood vessels

·         normal collagen formation for the normal function of bones

·         normal collagen formation for the normal function of cartilage

·         normal collagen formation for the normal function of gums

·         normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin

·         normal collagen formation for the normal function of teeth

·         normal energy-yielding metabolism

·         normal functioning of the nervous system

·         normal psychological function

·         the normal function of the immune system

·         maintain the normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical exercise

·         the protection of cells from oxidative stress

·         the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

·         the regeneration of the reduced form of vitamin E

·         Vitamin C increases iron absorption

SOURCE OF
Calcium
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Source of Calcium

Forming 2% of total body weight in adults, calcium’s best known role is in bone and tooth health.  It forms a part of hydroxyapatite, the mineral complex that makes your bones and teeth hard and maintains bone density.  It is especially important that children consume an adequate amount of calcium to maximise their bone mass prior to adult years.  Also an important part of the blood clotting process, calcium works together with vitamin K and a protein called fibrinogen in the clotting cascade, without adequate levels of calcium and vitamin K the blood will take longer to clot.  Calcium helps your muscles contract in response to nerve stimulation, it activates a protein called calmodulin that your muscle cells need to provide the fuel they need to function.  Assisting in the transmission of neural impulses, the calcium in your body also aids other types of cell communication – it acts as a “second messenger” in your cells which means it responds to chemical signals from outside your cells and then triggers a response inside your cell. 

Calcium helps to activate several digestive enzymes and there is considerable evidence that calcium and vitamin D intake are influential in modulating energy metabolism in humans.  Like all minerals, calcium doesn’t work alone but in tandem with other nutrients such as magnesium and vitamin D, for this reason, obtaining our calcium from whole foods – foods whose nutrient profiles have been optimised by nature for superior absorption – is the best way to remain healthy!  Excellent natural calcium sources include; chia seeds, sesame seeds, seaweed (such as kelp and Kombu), dark leafy greens and dairy products (such as yoghurt, cheese and kefir).

Calcium contributes to:

·         normal blood clotting

·         normal energy-yielding metabolism

·         normal muscle function

·         normal neurotransmission

·         the normal function of digestive enzymes

·         Calcium has a role in the process of cell division and specialisation

·         Calcium is needed for the maintenance of normal bones

·         Calcium is needed for the maintenance of normal teeth

·         Calcium is needed for normal growth and development of bone in children

 

SOURCE OF
Phosphorus
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Source of Phosphorus

Next to calcium, phosphorus is the most abundant mineral in the body.  In order to be properly utilised it must be in proper balance with calcium and magnesium in the blood, these are the two minerals it works in tandem with to create strong bones and teeth, also helping to lay the foundation of a strong skeletal structure.  It is an essential part of our diet - especially as children when the most bone growth and development occurs.  Both DNA and RNA contain phosphorus which make it important for cellular reproduction. 

Phosphorus also contributes to the repair process and maintenance of various body cells which suffer from daily wear and tear, it makes up part of the phospholipids that surround cells - phospholipids help to protect and regulate what goes in and out of each cell.  Phosphorus plays an essential role in how the body stores and uses energy, it aids in the process of energy extraction by stimulating the process of metabolism of different nutrients including niacin(B3) and riboflavin(B2), helping to maximise the uptake of these two vitamins in particular.  The best sources for this mineral are chlorella, dairy, whole grains, legumes and nuts.

Phosphorus contributes to:

·         the maintenance of normal bones

·         the maintenance of normal teeth

·         the normal growth and development of bone in children

·         the normal function of cell membranes

·         normal energy-yielding metabolism

SOURCE OF
Iron
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Source of Iron

Iron is needed for a number of highly complex processes that continuously take place in the body on a molecular level and that are indispensable to human life.  Formation of haemoglobin is the chief function of this mineral – this is the primary protein found in red blood cells and represents about two thirds of the body’s iron.  Haemoglobin binds to the oxygen molecules that you breathe in from the air and releases them into your tissues.  The brain receives around 20% of the blood oxygen and a proper flow of blood to the brain can stimulate cognitive activity and help to create new neural pathways, it is especially important that children consume enough iron in their diet – iron deficiency in the first two years of a child’s life is associated with delayed cognitive and psychomotor development.  

Ribonucleic reductase is an iron dependant enzyme that is required for DNA synthesis (cell division), thus iron is required for a number of functions including healing and immune function - red blood cells are necessary for providing oxygen to damaged tissues, organs and cells.  Iron is also involved in food metabolism and is a cofactor and activator for some enzymes which play key roles in energy production and metabolism.  If iron stores are low symptoms can include tiredness, fatigue and dizziness.  Dietary iron has two forms, heme (animal based) and non-heme (plant based), important sources are; grass fed beef, oysters, spinach, lentils and beans.

Iron contributes to:

·         normal cognitive function

·         normal energy-yielding metabolism

·         normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin

·         normal oxygen transport in the body

·         normal function of the immune system

·         the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

·         normal cognitive development of children

·         Iron has a role in the process of cell division

Bilberry
Nutritional info
Per 100g
Serving 5g
Serving%RDA*
Daily Portion in grams
 
5
 
Energy KJ/Kcal
1511KJ/361Kcal
76KJ/18Kcal
0.90%
Fat
2.1g
0.0g
0.00%
of which saturates
0.2g
0.0g
 
Carbohydrate
91.8g
4.6g
1.77%
of which sugars
61.1g
3.1g
3.39%
Protein
4.7g
0.2g
0.47%
Dietary Fibre
15.2g
0.8g
 
Salt
6.00mg
0.30mg
0.01%
Vitamin E
14.40mg
0.72mg
6.00%
Vitamin K
0.07mg
0.00mg
4.67%
Vitamin C
16.00mg
0.80mg
1.00%
Calcium
200.00mg
10.00mg
1.25%
Phosphorus
130.00mg
6.50mg
0.93%
Iron
3.60mg
0.18mg
1.29%
Copper
0.53mg
0.03mg
2.65%
Manganese
34.00mg
1.70mg
85.00%
RDA: reference intake of an average adult
  • Produced to GMP standards.
  • Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs.
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
  • Re-sealable air tight, foil pouch.
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added.

Manufacture Process

Fresh, plump bilberries are harvested at their peak potency in the summer then carefully inspected, with only the very best bilberries used to make Indigo Herbs Bilberry Powder. The bilberries are slow dried at specific temperatures to make sure that none of the nutritional content is lost. After they are completely dry, the bilberries are milled into a fine powder and tested to make sure that there are no pollutants or heavy metals in this high quality fruit powder. This whole process is GMP certified and quality assured by Indigo Herbs.

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5 out of 5by Valerie Hart
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I am pleased with the Bilberry powder, it is so good on porridge or cereals ice cream or smoothies. I cannot eat the fruit as find the skins hard to digest ,
4 out of 5by Jacquelyn
26 March 2019
Excellent quality. .pure berries and easy to use.
5 out of 5by MR D R McGOUGH
5 March 2019
Highly nutritious and very appealing given how many bilberries are in the powder
4 out of 5by Jacquelyn
27 December 2018
Good product as its difficult to source fresh bilberries in the UK
4 out of 5by Jacquelyn
18 November 2018
Wish I could get fresh wild bilberries but so far pleased I can find this form. Pleased with purchase and safe fast delivery. No probs thanks
5 out of 5by Kathryn
19 November 2017
Great customer service and speed arriving to Tenerife, haven't tried it yet but it will go into my smoothie blends.
5 out of 5by Gail Beard
8 September 2016
Excellent product and service, therefore repeat buyer.
5 out of 5by Alister Cook
15 January 2016
Turn everything purple and get a hit if Vit C
5 out of 5by Greta
28 August 2015
Great quality, and increasing good health and vitality.
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Latin Name: Vaccinium myrillus

  • Rich in powerful antioxidants
  • May help to maintain healthy vision
  • Contains tannins which may support digestive health
  • Bilberry Tincture is the active constituents of the plant extracted into ethanol (medical alcohol)
  • This traditional method maintains and preserves the naturally-occurring constituents found in the plant. It extends the shelf life for up to 4 years
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
  • Packaged in a pharmacoepial grade brown glass bottle with dropper
  • Extraction Ratio 1:3, Alcohol Volume 25%
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Bilberry Tincture from Indigo Herbs is extracted from extremely high quality Bilberries and can be taken daily to boost overall health. These juicy berries have a long history of traditional use for their astringent, cleansing and tonic properties. Bilberry Tincture can be added to a little liquid and taken daily.

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the quality, manufacture and suggested use of this herbal tincture. We are unable to advise you here on the benefits of our herbal products, however we do recommend you take the opportunity to research the many benefits of this herb. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and well-being, by having access to many of natures healing botanicals. Please consult a Herbalist as to how this product can benefit you.

Also known as: Black Whortles, Bleaberry, Dwarf Bilberry, Dyeberry, Huckleberry, Hurtleberry, Brimbelle

Taking herbal remedies in a Tincture or Fluid extract preparation is simple and easy. The tincture can be measured out in a small ml measuring cup, medicine cup or spoon, and the tincture can be taken directly.

However some people do find the bitter tincture taste to be too strong, so it may be a good idea to dilute the drops in water or fruit juice. For children, the elderly, those with a sensitive constitution or those avoiding alcohol, the alcohol can be evaporated from the tincture. This can be done by putting the drops in boiling water and leaving for 10 minutes to evaporate. For full instructions go to our How to take Herbal Tincture page.

Bilberry Tincture can be added to water or fruit juice.

Traditionally Taken: Take 2-3 ml 2-3 times per day, or as directed by a Herbal practitioner.

20 drops from the glass dropper equals approximately 1ml.

20 drops from the glass dropper equals approximately 1ml.

  • Produced to GMP standards.
  • Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs.
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added.
  • Packaged in a pharmacoepial grade brown glass bottle with dropper.


Manufacture Process

Indigo Herbs Bilberry Tincture has been produced with the utmost quality in mind. The tincture is made from the berry which develops after flowering. After harvest the fruits are all checked to ensure that they pass for quality and are mature enough to be used in the tincture process. After careful selection and cleaning the berries undergo a process of cold percolation in order to extract the active constituents into tincture form. The cold percolation method employs a gradient circulation of the solution which keeps the plant ingredients in perpetual contact with the ethanol. This technique is faster and more efficient than maceration and ensures there is less waste of precious plant materials. This premium quality product is manufactured to GMP standards and Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs. It is 100% pure botanical ingredients, completely free of synthetic ingredients with absolutely nothing added.

No known side effects. However if you are taking any prescription medications (especially for blood thinning), please consult your healthcare professional before using Bilberry Tincture.

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Lifeplan Eye C with Lutein Bilberry and Zinc (60 caps)
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  • Eye C provides important nutrients, including Riboflavin and Zinc
  • One of the most powerful "anti-aging" herbs in the world
  • Take one tablets daily with a little liquid and food.
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Lifeplan Eye C with Lutein Bilberry and Zinc(60 Caps). Eye C provides important nutrients, including Riboflavin and Zinc which both contribute to the maintenance of normal vision, along with Vitamin C and Selenium which contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and Riboflavin all contribute to energy-yielding metabolism and contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.Indigo Herbs has selected some of the best dietary supplements, teas & snacks from other leading health brands to complement our own extensive range of nutritionally dense superfoods, wholefoods, herbal powders and loose leaf teas. As well as being of the highest quality we believe these products directly relate to Indigo Herbs mission to offer our customers the best possible range of life enhancing health and nutrition supplements.
Lutein, Ascorbic acid, Taurine, Vitamin E succinate (Soya), Bilberry extract (4;1), Zinc citrate, Grapeseed extract (10;1), Vitamin B6, Dunaliella salina, Riboflavin, Nicotinamide, Goji berry extract (4;1), Zeaxanthin powder, Sodium selenite, Capsule Shell (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose).
Organic Bilberry Fruit Powder 50g
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Latin Name: Vaccinium myrtillus

  • Delicious, sweet superfruit powder
  • Perfect in a breakfast smoothie
  • Supports healthy eyesight
  • High in powerful antioxidants
  • Maintains skin health
  • Re-sealable airtight foil pouch
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients – absolutely nothing added
£7.99
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Organic Bilberry Powder from Indigo Herbs is made from exceptionally high quality organic bilberries. A nutrient rich superfood, bilberries are famous for their contribution to healthy vision. Bilberry Fruit Powder can be added to smoothies, encapsulated or mixed with a little water and taken daily.

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the health benefits, quality, manufacture and suggested use of this Superfruit. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of nature’s healing botanicals.

Also known as: Bilberry

This Superfruit powder can be added to a breakfast Smoothie, as a natural flavouring in muesli, flapjack, yogurts, biscuits, cakes, raw food cakes and fruit breads.

Serving:

This Bilberry powder can be used as much as desired. Adding more will result in a stronger flavor. 

1 teaspoon equals 2 grams (1 tsp = 2g)

HIGH IN
Dietary Fibre
HIGH IN
Vitamin K
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High in Vitamin K

Vitamin K is a fat soluble vitamin which is best known for its role in helping your blood to clot or coagulate properly by helping to form the proteins necessary for your bloods clotting factor.  The K comes from its German name “Koagulations” vitamin. 

There are two types of naturally occurring vitamin K; vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) which is found naturally in plants and vitamin K2 (menaquinone) which is made by the bacteria that line your gastrointestinal tract.  For proper bone growth and maintenance your body uses multiple vitamins, however, vitamin K and vitamin D work in tandem to produce a protein (osteocalcin) necessary for bones, without this protein minerals could not bind together to form the density of the bones.  Fermented foods, such as natto, typically have the highest concentrations of vitamin K found in the human diet followed by alfalfa seeds and dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale and cabbage.

Vitamin K contributes to:

·         normal blood clotting

·         the maintenance of normal bones

HIGH IN
Vitamin C
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High in Vitamin C

Vitamin C, a water soluble vitamin also known as ascorbic acid, is one of the safest and most effective vitamins whose benefits are many.  It is absolutely vital in collagen production – collagen is a simple protein and an essential part of our connective tissue – the very framework of our body.  All of the components that hold our bodies together such as skin, bones, blood vessels, teeth and gums, tendons and cartilage rely upon collagen.  Vitamin C is directly responsible for influencing collagen synthesis and helps to shield us from the symptoms of collagen deletion – most famously scurvy! 

A powerful antioxidant, vitamin C can protect cells from the damaging effects of free radicals which are harmful by-products of digestion or foreign substances in the atmosphere.  Inside the body it changes form to a negatively charged compound called ascorbate which helps to protect nerve cells and improves psychological function.  It has been known as the antioxidant’s antioxidant because it functions to protect vitamin E from oxidation too, another vitamin that interacts with free radicals to prevent cell damage.  Vitamin C strongly enhances the absorption of iron - when they are consumed and digested together, vitamin C combines with the iron to form a compound that is more easily absorbed.  Crucial to the overall health of the body in its efforts to fight off infections – both bacterial and viral – white blood cells contain 20 times the amount of vitamin C than other cells and require constant replenishment to keep the immune system working to its optimum capacity, especially during and after intense physical exercise.    Whilst highly concentrated in citrus fruits, other rich sources of vitamin C are acerola cherries, leafy green vegetables, red peppers and potatoes.

Vitamin C contributes to:

·         normal collagen formation for the normal function of blood vessels

·         normal collagen formation for the normal function of bones

·         normal collagen formation for the normal function of cartilage

·         normal collagen formation for the normal function of gums

·         normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin

·         normal collagen formation for the normal function of teeth

·         normal energy-yielding metabolism

·         normal functioning of the nervous system

·         normal psychological function

·         the normal function of the immune system

·         maintain the normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical exercise

·         the protection of cells from oxidative stress

·         the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

·         the regeneration of the reduced form of vitamin E

·         Vitamin C increases iron absorption

HIGH IN
Copper
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High in Copper

An essential trace mineral in the body, copper has long been known to play a role in human health – its use dates back to 400 BC when Hippocrates is said to have employed it as a treatment for a variety of disorders.  Playing a beneficial role in immune function, you need copper for healthy white blood cells – the cell type tasked with seeking out, identifying and destroying pathogens.  Low copper levels lower your white blood count leaving you vulnerable to infection. 

Copper is a vital element of the dark pigment melanin which imparts colouration to the hair and skin, intake of copper is said to protect greying hair.  Copper helps in the absorption of iron from the intestinal tract and releases it from its primary storage sites like the liver.  Also playing a significant role in the synthesis of haemoglobin, myelin and collagen, copper helps to protect the myelin sheath surrounding the nerves and is actively involved in the production of an element of connective tissue, elastin.  Functioning as a coenzyme for energy metabolism from the macronutrients in food we consume, copper enables a normal metabolic process in association with amino acids and vitamins.  Oxidative stress is a characteristic of copper deficiency, when obtained from dietary sources it acts as an antioxidant, getting rid of free radicals which can damage your cells and DNA.  For your body to use copper you need to have a balance of zinc and manganese which is why it is best to obtain your copper from dietary sources where it is already in bioavailable form.  Topping the chart as the best source of copper are oysters!  Closely followed by kale, shitake mushrooms, seeds, nuts and nut butters.

Copper Contributes to:

·         the maintenance of normal connective tissues

·         normal energy-yielding metabolism

·         the normal functioning of the nervous system

·         normal hair pigmentation

·         normal iron transport in the body

·         normal skin pigmentation

·         the normal function of the immune system

·         the protection of cells from oxidative stress

 

 

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Manganese
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High in Manganese

Derived from the Greek word for magic, manganese is a trace mineral that is present in tiny amounts in the body and is found mostly in the bones, liver, kidneys and pancreas.  It is essential for the proper and normal growth of the human bone structure and is a very effective mineral in aiding in the increase of the mineral density of spinal bone.  Manganese is also needed in the production and repair of connective tissue, its specific role is in the manufacture of mucopolysaccharides which are one of the main components of all connective tissues.  

Regulation of the body’s metabolism is another vital function of manganese with manganese activated enzymes helping in the metabolism of cholesterol, amino acids and carbohydrates.  Also a powerful contributor to the protection of cells from oxidative stress, manganese is a component of the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD) which helps to fight free radicals.  Free radicals occur naturally in the body but can damage cell membranes and DNA, antioxidants such as SOD can help to neutralise free radicals.  Rich sources of manganese include; whole grains, nuts and nut butters and leafy vegetables.

Manganese contributes to:

·         normal energy-yielding metabolism

·         the maintenance of normal bones

·         the normal formation of connective tissue

·         the protection of cells from oxidative stress

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Calcium
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Source of Calcium

Forming 2% of total body weight in adults, calcium’s best known role is in bone and tooth health.  It forms a part of hydroxyapatite, the mineral complex that makes your bones and teeth hard and maintains bone density.  It is especially important that children consume an adequate amount of calcium to maximise their bone mass prior to adult years.  Also an important part of the blood clotting process, calcium works together with vitamin K and a protein called fibrinogen in the clotting cascade, without adequate levels of calcium and vitamin K the blood will take longer to clot.  Calcium helps your muscles contract in response to nerve stimulation, it activates a protein called calmodulin that your muscle cells need to provide the fuel they need to function.  Assisting in the transmission of neural impulses, the calcium in your body also aids other types of cell communication – it acts as a “second messenger” in your cells which means it responds to chemical signals from outside your cells and then triggers a response inside your cell. 

Calcium helps to activate several digestive enzymes and there is considerable evidence that calcium and vitamin D intake are influential in modulating energy metabolism in humans.  Like all minerals, calcium doesn’t work alone but in tandem with other nutrients such as magnesium and vitamin D, for this reason, obtaining our calcium from whole foods – foods whose nutrient profiles have been optimised by nature for superior absorption – is the best way to remain healthy!  Excellent natural calcium sources include; chia seeds, sesame seeds, seaweed (such as kelp and Kombu), dark leafy greens and dairy products (such as yoghurt, cheese and kefir).

Calcium contributes to:

·         normal blood clotting

·         normal energy-yielding metabolism

·         normal muscle function

·         normal neurotransmission

·         the normal function of digestive enzymes

·         Calcium has a role in the process of cell division and specialisation

·         Calcium is needed for the maintenance of normal bones

·         Calcium is needed for the maintenance of normal teeth

·         Calcium is needed for normal growth and development of bone in children

 

SOURCE OF
Phosphorus
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Source of Phosphorus

Next to calcium, phosphorus is the most abundant mineral in the body.  In order to be properly utilised it must be in proper balance with calcium and magnesium in the blood, these are the two minerals it works in tandem with to create strong bones and teeth, also helping to lay the foundation of a strong skeletal structure.  It is an essential part of our diet - especially as children when the most bone growth and development occurs.  Both DNA and RNA contain phosphorus which make it important for cellular reproduction. 

Phosphorus also contributes to the repair process and maintenance of various body cells which suffer from daily wear and tear, it makes up part of the phospholipids that surround cells - phospholipids help to protect and regulate what goes in and out of each cell.  Phosphorus plays an essential role in how the body stores and uses energy, it aids in the process of energy extraction by stimulating the process of metabolism of different nutrients including niacin(B3) and riboflavin(B2), helping to maximise the uptake of these two vitamins in particular.  The best sources for this mineral are chlorella, dairy, whole grains, legumes and nuts.

Phosphorus contributes to:

·         the maintenance of normal bones

·         the maintenance of normal teeth

·         the normal growth and development of bone in children

·         the normal function of cell membranes

·         normal energy-yielding metabolism

SOURCE OF
Iron
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Source of Iron

Iron is needed for a number of highly complex processes that continuously take place in the body on a molecular level and that are indispensable to human life.  Formation of haemoglobin is the chief function of this mineral – this is the primary protein found in red blood cells and represents about two thirds of the body’s iron.  Haemoglobin binds to the oxygen molecules that you breathe in from the air and releases them into your tissues.  The brain receives around 20% of the blood oxygen and a proper flow of blood to the brain can stimulate cognitive activity and help to create new neural pathways, it is especially important that children consume enough iron in their diet – iron deficiency in the first two years of a child’s life is associated with delayed cognitive and psychomotor development.  

Ribonucleic reductase is an iron dependant enzyme that is required for DNA synthesis (cell division), thus iron is required for a number of functions including healing and immune function - red blood cells are necessary for providing oxygen to damaged tissues, organs and cells.  Iron is also involved in food metabolism and is a cofactor and activator for some enzymes which play key roles in energy production and metabolism.  If iron stores are low symptoms can include tiredness, fatigue and dizziness.  Dietary iron has two forms, heme (animal based) and non-heme (plant based), important sources are; grass fed beef, oysters, spinach, lentils and beans.

Iron contributes to:

·         normal cognitive function

·         normal energy-yielding metabolism

·         normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin

·         normal oxygen transport in the body

·         normal function of the immune system

·         the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

·         normal cognitive development of children

·         Iron has a role in the process of cell division

Organic Bilberry Powder
Nutritional info
Per 100g
Serving 10g
Serving %RDA*
Daily Portion in grams
 
10
 
Energy KJ/Kcal
1309KJ/310Kcal
131KJ/31Kcal
1.56%
Fat
6.3g
0.6g
0.90%
of which saturates
0.0g
0.0g
 
Carbohydrate
58.0g
5.8g
2.23%
of which sugars
37.3g
3.7g
4.14%
Protein
5.3g
0.5g
1.06%
Dietary Fibre
19.7g
2.0g
 
Salt
0.00mg
0.00mg
0.00%
Vitamin E
14.40mg
1.44mg
12.00%
Vitamin K
0.07mg
0.01mg
9.33%
Vitamin C
44.00mg
4.40mg
5.50%
Calcium
200.00mg
20.00mg
2.50%
Phosphorus
130.00mg
13.00mg
1.86%
Iron
3.60mg
0.36mg
2.57%
Copper
0.53mg
0.05mg
5.30%
Manganese
34.00mg
3.40mg
170.00%
RDA: reference intake of an average adult

Fresh, organic bilberries are harvested at their peak potency in the summer then carefully inspected, with only the very best bilberries used to make Indigo Herbs Organic Bilberry Powder. The bilberries are freeze dried in a process that ensures the nutritional content remains intact. The bilberries are then milled into a fine powder and tested to make sure that there are no pollutants or heavy metals in this high quality, organic fruit powder.

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Good quality seems like just fruit no leaves. .bit pricey could be worse. ..good customer service and delivery.
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Solgar Bilberry Berry Extract with Blueberry (60 Veg Caps)
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Solgar Bilberry Berry Extract with Blueberry (60 Veg Caps)

Solgar Bilberry Berry Extract with Blueberry contains two berries from the same family; bilberry and blueberry.Blueberries are small blue coloured berries with a sweet taste and they can be found growing especially in North America. Bilberries have an acidic taste and grown mainly in North America, North Europe and North Asia. Both berries can be recognised by their blue colour, although bilberries are a deeper blue. And both of them are a source of many phytonutrients, and especially antioxidants.

Solgar Bilberry Berry Extract with Blueberry provides a potent combination of two antioxidant rich berries, supporting your daily well-being, in an easy 1-3 vegetable capsule a day dosage.All Solgar products meet our industry recognized “Gold Standard” for excellence. Made using naturally sourced ingredients and innovating since 1947, Solgar is your perfect supplement to good health.

Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) Berry Powder, Bulking Agents: (microcrystalline cellulose, sucrose, modified corn starch, guar gum), Vegetable Capsule Shell: hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose, Standardised Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), Berry Extract (25% anthocyanidins), Flavour: natural blueberry, Anti-caking Agent: vegetable magnesium stearate, Antioxidant (powdered blend of L-ascorbic acid and beta-carotene).
Solgar Bilberry Ginkgo Eyebright Complex (60 Veg Caps)
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Solgar Bilberry Ginkgo Eyebright Complex (60 Veg Caps)

Solgar Bilberry Ginkgo Eyebright Complex is a combination of several natural sources of antioxidants with added vitamins for a complete formula to assist in minimising the damage caused by free radicals. In addition this formula includes: Carotenoids - compounds that produce the bright yellow, red and orange colours in plants, vegetables and fruits. Eyebright - an herb which grows in Europe and has been used traditionally for eye support. NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine) - an amino acid. Bilberry Berry - a shrub with flowers and can be found in Northern Europe, Northern America and Northern Asia. It is a rich source of anthocyanins. Ginkgo Biloba Leaf - an ancient plant which has been used in traditional Chinese medicines for centuries. This plant contains both flavonoids and terpenoids, which are believed to have strong antioxidant properties. Taurine is an essential amino acid as it cannot be made by the body. It is involved in various processes in the body.

All Solgar products meet our industry recognized “Gold Standard” for excellence. Made using naturally sourced ingredients and innovating since 1947, Solgar is your perfect supplement to good health.

Vitamin C (as calcium-L-Ascorbate), Vegetable Capsule Shell: hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose, Taurine, NAC (N-Acetyl-Cysteine), Vitamin E (as D-alpha tocopheryl acid succinate), Bulking Agents: (dicalcium phosphate, pea starch, alginate, microcrystalline cellulose), Zinc (bisglycinate), Anti-caking Agent: vegetable magnesium stearate, Bilberry Berry, (Vaccinium myrtillus) Extract (anthocyanosides), Carotenoid Mix, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract (ginkgo flavone glycosides), Eyebright Herb (Euphrasia officinalis) Extract (4:1), Natural Source Beta-carotene, Vitamin A (as palmitate), Selenium (as L-selenomethionine).
Solgar Bilberry Horse Chestnut Complex (60 Veg Caps)
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Solgar Bilberry Horse Chestnut Complex (60 Veg Caps)

Solgar Bilberry Horse Chestnut Complex has combined an antioxidant rich berry (bilberry) with an antioxidant rich nut (horse chestnut), alongside several other botanicals. Bilberries grow on low-growing shrubs with red, blue and purple coloured flowers. They are native to Northern Europe but can also be found in North America and Northern Asia. Similar as blueberries, they are a source of many phytonutrients, and especially antioxidants. They are a rich source of anthocyanins, which are components giving it the dark blue colour and have an extremely high antioxidant content.

There are over 15 species of horse chestnut, but the European version is the one commonly used in supplements. The formula of Solgar Bilberry Horse Chestnut Complex includes not only the two key ingredients bilberry and horse chestnut. A blend of traditional botanical and plant extracts has been added to provide holistic support. Solgar Bilberry Horse Chestnut Complex provides a potent combination of two antioxidant rich ingredients, supporting your daily well-being, in an easy 1 vegetable capsule dose.

All Solgar products meet our industry recognized “Gold Standard” for excellence. Made using naturally sourced ingredients and innovating since 1947, Solgar is your perfect supplement to good health.

Bulking Agents: (maltodextrin, dicalcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose), Vegetable Capsule Shell: hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose, Bromelain (from fresh pineapple), Bilberry Fruit Extract (4:1) (Vaccinium myrtillus), Rutin, Horse Chestnut Extract (4:1) (Aesculus hippocastanum), Grape Seed Extract (providing polyphenols [90%]), Yarrow Extract (4:1) (Achillea millefolium), Lime Blossom Extract (4:1) (Tilia spp.), Hawthorn Berry Extract (4:1) (Crataegus oxyacantha), Gotu Kola Extact (4:1) (Centella asiatica), Cayenne (Capsicum spp.) (fruit), Colour: caramel, Anti-caking Agents: (silicon dioxide, vegetable magnesium stearate).
Swanson Bilberry Fruit 470mg (100 caps)
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  • Whole-herb vision, kidney and urinary tract support
  • Supports liver health
  • Supports heart health
  • Made with Gelatin Capsules
  • Not suitable for Vegetarians or Vegans
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Swanson Bilberry Fruit 470mg (100 caps) Everyone knows the benefit of Bilberry leaves. Still, few know of the enormous, health- sustaining powers of Bilberry fruit - until now. Very popular for its potential eye health benefits, bilberry fruit also promotes urinary tract and kidney health while promoting proper eliminative function.

Indigo Herbs has selected some of the best dietary supplements, teas & snacks from other leading health brands to complement our own extensive range of nutritionally dense superfoods, wholefoods, herbal powders and loose leaf teas. As well as being of the highest quality we believe these products directly relate to Indigo Herbs mission to offer our customers the best possible range of life enhancing health and nutrition supplements.

Bilberry 470mg, Gelatin, microcrystalline cellulose (plant fiber), silica, magnesium stearate.
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Good product and easy to take in a capsule. Expensive unless in sale.
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