Bilberry is traditionally used to relieve tired eyes and support healthy vision. Blackmores Bilberry 2500 is ideal for people who experience tired eyes from computer work and other activities requiring visual concentration.
The key constituents of bilberry are the anthocyanosides. These constituents give bilberry antioxidant properties. In addition the anthocyanosides have been shown to increase the strength and reduce the permeability of the capillaries and in this way bilberry helps to reduce damage to the microcirculation of the eye.
The anthocyanosides in bilberry help to maintain visual acuity (sharpness) and improve night vision through their action on rhodopsin. Rhodopsin is a light sensitive pigment found in the rods of the retina. Rhodopsin is essential for eyesight in dim light and needs to be quickly regenerated in order for the eye to maintain visual sensitivity.