An estimate of 16 million people live with some form of cognitive impairment while 5.1 million have Alzheimer’s disease (CDC, 2014; 2011).
How do we protect our brain from dementia? And is it possible to reverse an aging and forgetful brain?
Barbara Shukit-Hale’s (2012) research, Blueberries and neuronal aging, clearly demonstrates the power of blueberry and particularly blueberry extract in protecting and even reversing cognitive decline.
Scientific research indicates that a cup or two of blueberry every day will improve cognitive performance, improve 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 quantity: one cup of blueberries a day is good but 2 cups a day may be even better (Miller & Shukitt-Hale, 2012). These health improvements are not just limited to the elderly but to all ages — even children greatly benefit (Whyte, 2016; Khalid, 2017).
Blueberry Extract: Brain and Nerve Regeneration
The BioImmersion Blueberry Extract is a serious product. The cognitive, mood enhancing, and athletic benefits emanate from the blueberry pigment is extracted from the North American blueberry. Each capsule contains 500mg of extract, equivalent to one and a quarter cups of blueberries. In fact, it takes 80 lbs. of blueberries to get 1 lb. of our extract!
Suggested Use: 1-2 capsules twice daily for two weeks to start an intensive program, and 1 capsule a day as a maintenance.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Shukitt-Hale, B. (2012). Blueberries and neuronal aging. Gerontology, 58, 518-523.
- 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.
- 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
To Your Health,
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)