Blueberry fruits contribute to the well-being of eyesight.
Blueberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) fruits have interesting nutritional properties that justify the strong health interest in these berries. They are rich in micronutrients and compounds with health benefits, such as organic acids, sugars, vitamins and minerals, fibres and phenolic compounds. Among the latter, anthocyanins are the active molecules mainly present in the concentrated extracts. They are water-soluble pigments ranging from purplish-red to blue, to which a number of health-promoting properties are attributed: they have a broad-spectrum antioxidant action; they have cardioprotective and anti-inflammatory properties; they act by improving blood flow in the microvessels, leading to an improvement in the peripheral areas. Thanks to this effect on the microcirculation, they appear to significantly improve the eyes' ability to see. In the case of fatigued eyes, a feeling of dryness and poor tear formation, visual capacity can be impaired. The daily use of electronic devices (PCs, smartphones, etc.) certainly does not help to improve the situation. MIRTILLO PURO, a supplement based on pure bilberry extract titrated into anthocyanidins, can certainly help in this respect, relieving discomfort and irritation.