Cognitive decline is a serious issue. And estimate of 16 million people live with cognitive impairment. Over 5.1 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease (CDC, 2014; 2011). In 2019, Marcum et al.’s survey found that most people are aware of the risks associated with getting dementia but do not know what to do.
James Joseph and Shukitt-Hale have studied blueberries and brain health for many years (e.g., 2010). Their research studies have confirmed that a daily supplementation of blueberries reverse age-related deficits in different groups of aged rats (2019). Both Travica et al. (2019) and Dodd et al. (2019) found blueberry supplementation in adults and children improve cognition performance, and in particular, improve short – and long-term memory.
Wilhelmina Kalt has also led many research teams to study the power of blueberries (e.g., 2013). In a recent article, her team (2019) reviewed current research on the health benefits of blueberries and concluded that it is widely agreed that regular consumption of blueberries can be unconditionally recommended.
Blueberries contain large amounts of phytochemicals, and in particular, blueberries are abundant with anthocyanin pigments, which according to Kalt et al. (2019) makes the greatest impact on brain health.
Our Blueberry Extract is highly concentrated: 80 kilos make 1 kilo of extract – a powerhouse of anthocyanins for brain health. Furthermore, the Blueberry Extract is pure: 100% free of any fillers, excipients or flowing agents.
1-2 capsules twice daily for two weeks to start an intensive program, and 1 capsule a day as a maintenance.
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- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2017). Cognitive impairment: a call for action now 2011.
- Dodd, G. F., Williams, C. M., Butler, L. T., & Spencer, J. P. (2019). Acute effects of flavonoid-rich blueberry on cognitive and vascular function in healthy older adults. Nutrition and Healthy Aging, (Preprint), 1-14.Article
- Kalt, W., Cassidy, A., Howard, L. R., Krikorian, R., Stull, A. J., Tremblay, F., & Zamora-Ros, R. (2019). Recent Research on the Health Benefits of Blueberries and Their Anthocyanins. Advances in Nutrition.Article
- Kalt, W., Lawand, C., Ryan, D. A., McDonald, J. E., Donner, H., & Forney, C. F. (2003). Oxygen radical absorbing capacity, anthocyanin and phenolic content of highbush blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) during ripening and storage. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science, 128(6), 917-923. Article
- Krikorian, R., Shidler, M. D., Nash, T. A., Kalt, W., Vinqvist-Tymchuk, M. R., Shukitt-Hale, B., & Joseph, J. A. (2010). Blueberry supplementation improves memory in older adults. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 58(7), 3996-4000.Article
- Marcum, Z. A., Hohl, S. D., Gray, S. L., Barthold, D., Crane, P. K., & Larson, E. B. (2019). Brain health and dementia prevention: A mixed-method analysis. American journal of health behavior, 43(2), 300-310.Abstract
- Shukitt-Hale, B., Thangthaeng, N., Miller, M. G., Poulose, S. M., Carey, A. N., & Fisher, D. R. (2019). Blueberries Improve Neuroinflammation and Cognition differentially Depending on Individual Cognitive baseline Status. The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, 74(7), 977-983.Abstract
- Travica, N., D’Cunha, N. M., Naumovski, N., Kent, K., Mellor, D. D., Firth, J., … & Marx, W. (2019). The effect of blueberry interventions on cognitive performance and mood: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Brain, behavior, and immunity.Abstract
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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.
Transformation to healthy diets by 2050 will require substantial dietary shifts. Global consumption of fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes will have to double, and consumption of foods such as red meat and sugar will have to be reduced by more than 50%. A diet rich in plant-based foods and with fewer animal source foods confers both improved health and environmental benefits. (Walter Willett MD, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 2019)