20-fold * the antioxidant activity of a bilberry dried extract containing 25% antocyanins.
10-fold * the antioxidant activity of ascorbic acid.
2-fold * the antioxidant activity of astaxanthin.
* tested with DPPH assay
Phytochemistry and Properties
PROPERTIES OF SPIRULINA Spirulina are Cyanobacteria also known as blue-green algae. Spirulina has been described by the WHO as one of the greatest superfoods on earth. Clinical trials with type 2 diabetes patients revealed that Spirulina significantly reduced serum interleukin 6 (IL-6) and oxidative marker MAD levels. Phycocyanin, a typical pigment of Spirulina, is a powerful antioxidant able to scavenge reactive oxygen species and inhibit lipid peroxidation.
PROPERTIES OF BILBERRY Anthocyanins are components habitually derived from dried leaves, fruits, berries, storage roots, and seeds. Anthocyanin from bilberry play a role in the prevention or treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases, they have intracellular antioxidant activity if applied at very low concentrations, they reduce the progression of visual loss by up to 28% in patients with moderate to advanced disease.