Blueberry: Brain, Mood, & Athletic Ability
We need to eat and supplement with more blueberries. Why? Because blueberry and blueberry extract in particular can protect us from cognitive decline and help reverse the effects of senescence (when cells lose the ability to reproduce).
Scientific research indicates that a cup (or two) of blueberry every day will improve cognitive performance, improve our athletic abilities (balance, strength, and endurance), and even elevate our mood (Miller et al., 2018; Schrager et al., 2015; Khalid et al., 2017). Research also emphasizes that the quantity of blueberries matter: one cup a day is good but 2 cups a day may be even better (Miller & Shukitt-Hale, 2012). And children can greatly benefit too (Whyte, 2016; Khalid, 2017).
The BioImmersion Blueberry Extract is a serious product. The cognitive, mood enhancing, and athletic benefits all emanate from the blueberry pigment. That is exactly what we extract from the North American blueberry. Each capsule contains 500mg of this precious extract, equivalent to one and a quarter cups of blueberries. In fact, it takes 80 lbs. of blueberries to get 1 lb. of this extract!
Recommended dose: 1-2 capsules daily.
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- Whyte, A. R., Schafer, G., & Williams, C. M. (2016). Cognitive effects following acute wild blueberry supplementation in 7-to 10-year-old children. European journal of nutrition, 55(6), 2151-2162.
- Miller, M. G., Hamilton, D. A., Joseph, J. A., & Shukitt-Hale, B. (2018). Dietary blueberry improves cognition among older adults in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. European journal of nutrition, 57(3), 1169-1180.
- Schrager, M. A., Hilton, J., Gould, R., & Kelly, V. E. (2015). Effects of blueberry supplementation on measures of functional mobility in older adults. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 40(6), 543-549.
- Khalid, S., Barfoot, K. L., May, G., Lamport, D. J., Reynolds, S. A., & Williams, C. M. (2017). Effects of acute blueberry flavonoids on mood in children and young adults. Nutrients, 9(2), 158.
- Watson, D., Clark, L. A., & Tellegen, A. (1988). Development and validation of brief measures of positive and negative affect: the PANAS scales. Journal of personality and social psychology, 54(6), 1063.
- Miller, M. G., & Shukitt-Hale, B. (2012). Berry fruit enhances beneficial signaling in the brain. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 60(23), 5709-5715.
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We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners. There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health. Please use our products under the advisement of your doctor.
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