When scientists analyze fruits and vegetables for their antioxidant capability, blueberries rank among the highest in their capacity to destroy free radicals. Rich in antioxidants that combat oxidative stress and inflammation, blueberry extracts not only help preserve youthful cognitive function, but also help maintain healthy blood flow via several mechanisms, including maintaining already normal LDL levels and blood pressure within normal limits and preserving endothelial and vascular function.175,236-250
The two most active constituents found in blueberries are anthocyanins and pterostilbene. Blueberry anthocyanins are considered one of nature’s most potent antioxidants. Pterostilbene is the other blueberry constituent that helps maintain healthy lipid and glucose levels that are already within healthy ranges.258-260 Through its unique biological effects and antioxidative potential, pterostilbene helps maintain healthy DNA structure.261-266
To augment the benefits of this healthful fruit, a wild blueberry extract has been added to Blueberry Extract with Pomegranate that provides more potent active ingredients than cultivated blueberries. Blueberry Extract with Pomegranate contains AuroraBlue®, which contains the only true wild Alaskan blueberries that grow in a completely natural environment without exposure to any chemicals. This complex of wild fruits belonging to the genus Vaccinium is rich in unique antioxidants (anthocyanins being the most active) and possesses nearly 10 times the antioxidant capacity of cultivated berries.
Blueberry Extract with Pomegranate contains potent doses of pomegranate extract in just one capsule. Pomegranate fruit contains polyphenols, tannins, and anthocyanins — all beneficial antioxidants. Compounds known as punicalagins also found in pomegranate benefit arterial health by virtue of their ability to regulate healthy endothelial function.251-257