Blueberry extract

Offers a host of beneficial properties

Biloma is a new product with blueberry extract, known by the scientific name of Vaccinium corymbosum. Blueberry is rich in antioxidant vitamins A, C, E, and beta-carotene, sugars, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, mineral acids, mineral salts, pectin and vegetable fibers. The strong antioxidant properties of the flavonoids and anthocyanins it contains provide protection against metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. In particular, anthocyanins have proven capable of influencing the effect of several proteins involved in the transport of glucose through the body and in metabolizing fat.
Its antioxidant properties contribute substantially to the prevention of obesity and insulin resistance. In particular, their strong antioxidant effects prevent glucose-induced oxidative stress in beta cells (β cells) in the pancreas, and also help to increase the protein that stimulates the secretion of glucose-dependent insulin (GLP-1).
Through the ages, blueberry has been used to treat a number of illnesses in the form of an infusion. Known in antiquity as myrtinitis oenos (blueberry wine) and myrtinon eleon (blueberry oil), its beneficial properties were associated with the prevention and treatment of inflammation, cardiovascular diseases, hyperglycemia and oxidative stress.

Rich in bioactive substances

  • anthocyanins – help increase the secretion of GLP-1
  • anthocyanins – an ally to the body’s antioxidant protection system
  • Ideal for individuals suffering from metabolic syndrome

Scientifically documented benefits!

  • Vaccinium corymbosum – improves insulin sensitivity and endothelial function

According to a study published in the British Medical Journal, which was conducted by researchers from England, USA and Singapore, blueberry reduces the likelihood of type 2 diabetes by 26%.

Clinical and epidemiological studies have shown that the consumption of flavonoids in food and beverages can contribute significantly to reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. In particular, the consumption of blueberry, which is rich in anthocyanins, improved insulin resistance, a known cardiovascular risk factor. In addition, they contribute to reducing blood pressure. In vivo, it has been proven that blueberry reduces glucose levels in the blood.

BMJ – blueberry reduces the likelihood of T2D by 26% – Significant decrease in TC, LDL-C, VLDL-C & TG
In particular:

  • The intake of higher quantities of anthocyanins has been associated with a lower risk of type 2 Diabetes1
  • Adding blueberry to one’s diet has led to a significant reduction of glucose, total cholesterol, LDL-C and VLDL-C levels, and to a reduction of triglycerides2
  • The intake of blueberry has shown to inhibit inflammatory reactions in obese individuals, resulting in increased insulin sensitivity and, therefore, in lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes3
  • A similar effect was observed in individuals with hypercholesterolemia through the reduction of inflammatory markers in the arterial endothelium3
  • In vitro and in vivo models have proven that blueberry regulates the intracellular pathways for metabolizing glucose3

Regulation of intracellular pathways for metabolizing glucose:

  1. Nicole M Wedick, et al. Dietary flavonoid intakes and risk of type 2 diabetes in US men and women, American Society for Nutrition (2012)
  2. Sedigheh Asgary, et. al. Anti-hyperglycemic and anti-hyperlipidemic effects of Vaccinium myrtillus fruit in e Vaccinium myrtillus fruit), Science of Food and Agriculture, 2015
  3. Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, et al., Blueberries’ Impact on Insulin Resistance and Glucose Intolerance, Published online 2016 Nov 29. doi: 10.3390/antiox5040044