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Bilberry

Summary from reports below: 1. Beneficial health effects, protective roll in cardiovascular diseases and cancer, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and antiallergenic, prevent urinary infections. 2. Improved insulin function and is a treatment for the obese patients with metabolic syndrome. 3. prevent or suppress oxidative stress. 4. repairs the liver. 5. protects against infection. 6. a promising therapeutic source to suppress human colon or colorectal cancers. 7. improves cell adhesion which reduces oxidation and disease, improves growth of new blood vessels from old blood vessels, contains flavionoids that reduces Atherosclerosis (cholosterol). 8. potential against pneumococcal infections. (Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria) 9.prevents KappaB a function that regulates the ability to stop disease in the body and improves the Sodium Pottasium Pump that generates electricity to run the body.

1. "...contain high amounts of phenolic compounds. Bilberries are known for its exceptionally high amounts of anthocyanins with powerful antioxidant capacity. They have been shown to possess beneficial health effects, like having a protective role in cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Many flavonoids also seem to have antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and antiallergenic properties. The effect of ingested cranberry (V. oxycoccus) juice has been shown to prevent urinary tract infections in women." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21706429

2. "inhibit the adipocyte differentiation via the insulin pathway. Furthermore, bilberry extracts might be used as a potential complementary treatment for the obese patients with metabolic syndrome." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21385419
Herb-discovery Notes; adipicyte or balance of cellular differentation meaning changes the cells into a better cell to improve insulin pathway or effectiviness of insulin. (See definitions below)

"The adipocyte is important to the body in maintaining proper energy balance, storing calories in the form of lipids, mobilizing energy sources in response to hormonal stimulation, and commanding changes by signal secretions. http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=15505

differentiation; cellular differentiation is the process by which a less specialized cell becomes a more specialized cell type. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellular_differentiation

3. "...used to prevent or suppress oxidative stress." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21272305

4. "...and eliminated hepatic collagen deposits. These results indicate that BE, in a dose dependent manner, induces the resolution of liver fibrosis by decreasing oxidative stress..." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21163320 Note: Means it reduces liver fibrosis which decreased oxidative stress, or in other words a liver with fibrosis causes oxidative stress.

5. "...The present results suggest berry juice polyphenols as inhibitors of adherence of N. meningitidis. Thus the binding of meningococci to berry juice polyphenols might be protective for the host against the infection." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21086548

6. "CONCLUSIONS: The extraction protocol and conditions we used were effective for anthocyanin extraction. A(V.uli) could be a feasible practical research tool and a promising therapeutic source to suppress human colon or colorectal cancers." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21034658

"Colorectal cancer, less formally known as bowel cancer." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorectal_cancer


7. "...Some of the most significantly down-regulated genes included genes coding for AOX1, CYP2E1 or TXNIP implicated in the regulation of oxidative stress, JAM-A coding for adhesion molecules or VEGFR2 implicate in regulation of angiogenesis. Other genes were up-regulated, such as CRB3, CLDN14 or CDH4 potentially associated with increased cell-cell adhesion and decreased paracellular permeability. These results provide a global integrated view of the mechanisms involved in the preventive action of bilberry anthocyanin-rich extract against atherosclerosis."

I studied several difinitions of adhesion molicules and it is a very complicated chemical relationship causing relation to molicules and cell health and appears to be that when cells lack adhesion diseases increase. http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/bookdescription.cws_home/674048/description#description

"Angiogenesis is the physiological process involving the growth of new blood vessels from pre-existing vessels." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angiogenesis

anthocyanin: "...They belong to a parent class of molecules called flavonoids synthesized via the phenylpropanoid pathway..." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthocyanin

"Atherosclerosis (also known as arteriosclerotic vascular disease or ASVD) is a condition in which an artery wall thickens as a result of the accumulation of fatty materials such as cholesterol" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atherosclerosis

8. "...The findings indicate that cranberry, bilberry and crowberry juices have potential against pneumococcal infections.

Pneumococcal infections are caused by the Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. These bacteria cause various illnesses including pneumonia, meningitis and infections of the bloodstream, middle ear and sinuses. http://www.righthealth.com/topic/Infection_Pneumococcal?p=l&as=goog&ac=519&kgl=17632651

9. "...Bilberry extract administration also profoundly elevated the Na(+)-K(+)-(KappaB) ATPase activity and mitochondria membrane potential (??(m)), which was reduced in the stressed group. Bilberry extract exhibited protective effect by scavenging free radicals and attenuating mitochondrial dysfunction in the liver of restraint stressed mice. It may be used as a promising therapeutic agent in preventing and delaying the life-related disease." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20620202 Note: reduces dammage to

"In physics, attenuation (in some contexts also called extinction) is the gradual loss in intensity of any kind of flux through a medium. For instance, sunlight is attenuated by dark glasses" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attenuation

"Mitochondrial myopathies are a group of neuromuscular diseases caused by damage to the mitochondria-small, energy-producing structures that serve as the cells' "power plants." http://www.medicinenet.com/mitochondrial_disease/article.htm

One very important cell power plant is the Sodium Pottassium Pump. (see Sodium Pottasium Pump)

 

 

 

 

 
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