Blueberry Extract
(Vitis vinifera)

This section was compiled by Frank M. Painter, D.C.
Send all comments or additions to:

If there are terms in these articles you don't understand, you can get a definition from the Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary. If you want information about a specific disease, you can access the Merck Manual. You can also search Pub Med for more abstracts on this, or any other health topic.

Jump to:    Blueberry Extract Articles          Blueberry Extract Abstracts

Acidophilus Alpha Lipoic Antioxidants Beta Carotene

Bioflavonoids Co–Q10 GLA Ginkgo

Glucosamine Magnesium Omega-3 Selenium

Soy Protein Vitamin B Antibiotics Iatrogenic

Conditions That Respond Alternative Medicine Approaches to Disease

Blueberry Extract Articles



Blueberry Extract Abstracts

Inhibitory Effects of Wild Blueberry Anthocyanins
and Other Flavonoids on Biomarkers of
Acute and Chronic Inflammation in Vitro

J Agric Food Chem. 2014 (Jul 23);   62 (29):   7022–7028

Among major polyphenols found in the wild blueberries, malvidin-3-glucoside was significantly more effective than epicatechin or chlorogenic acid in reducing the expression of pro-inflammatory genes in vitro.

Effect of a Polyphenol-rich Wild Blueberry Extract on
Cognitive Performance of Mice, Brain Antioxidant Markers
and Acetylcholinesterase Activity

Behav Brain Res. 2009 (Mar 17);   198 (2):   352–358

Blueberry is very high in polyphenol content, so it can provide powerful antioxidant protection. A fortunate group of mice were fed an extract from blueberry for 7 days by these Greek physiologists. During testing, this blueberry-enhanced group of mice exhibited significant improvements in their memory and their ability to learn new tasks. The authors concluded that: “These findings stress the critical impact of wild blueberry bio-active components on brain function.”

The Beneficial Effects of Fruit Polyphenols
on Brain Aging

Neurobiol Aging. 2005 (Dec);   26 Suppl 1:   128–132

Research from our laboratory has shown that nutritional antioxidants, such as the polyphenols found in blueberries, can reverse age-related declines in neuronal signal transduction as well as cognitive and motor deficits. Furthermore, we have shown that short-term blueberry (BB) supplementation increases hippocampal plasticity. These findings are briefly reviewed in this paper.

Thanks to   Pub Med
for their quality MEDLINE search tool!

Return to the ANTIOXIDANTS Page

Since 1-13-2015

Updated 4-24-2022

                  © 1995–2023 ~ The Chiropractic Resource Organization ~ All Rights Reserved