INGREDIENTS & RESEARCH

Blueberry

BACKGROUND

Ingredient Type: Botanical

Also Known As: Vaccinium angustifolium, Lowbush blueberry, Common lowbush blueberry

Blueberry is a perennial flowering plant, whose indigo-colored berries are primarily used as a popular food.  The berries possess anthocyanins, which are natural pigments that have antioxidant properties.

Blueberry is used in health supplements today as a superfood, rich in antioxidants that combat free radicals, which are chemicals that appear in the body.  It is also often used to support the nervous system and cognition.

 

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In the meantime see the MedlinePlus entry for blueberry, the Examine.com entry for blueberry, or the Michigan Medicine Health Library entry for blueberry for more information.