Along with cacao and curcumin, blueberries are the par excellence of brain food. Blueberries have among the highest antioxidant content of any food. Preclinical studies have confirmed that some blueberry-derived flavonoids readily cross the blood brain barrier and improve performance in different experimental scenarios, .e.g, the Morris Water Maze (MWM) .
Evidence in humans supports the beneficial effects of blueberries on cognitive function. For example, it was recently reported that daily blueberry juice consumption improved paired associate learning (p = 0.009) and word list recall (p = 0.04) in older adults. In addition, there were trends suggesting reduced depressive symptoms (p = 0.08) and lower glucose levels .
The beneficial effects of dietary blueberries are probably only fully appreciated after weeks to months of daily consumption. Blueberries are perishable and expensive, making daily dosing expensive. This product affords an economical way to ensure that you’re consistently consuming a neuroprotective dose of blueberry flavonoids on a daily basis, which is likely to be more beneficial than sporadic consumption.
Our blueberry extract contains 15% flavonoids by weight, which is more potent than the fruit alone. Moreover, this product is tested for residual pesticides, solvents used in the extraction process, and subjected to microbiological screening (e.g., salmonella). Andres-lacueva C, Shukitt-hale B, Galli RL, Jauregui O, Lamuela-raventos RM, Joseph JA. Anthocyanins in aged blueberry-fed rats are found centrally and may enhance memory. Nutr Neurosci. 2005;8(2):111-20.  Krikorian R, Shidler MD, Nash TA, et al. Blueberry supplementation improves memory in older adults. J Agric Food Chem. 2010;58(7):3996-4000.