Bilberry in Supplements – an issue on the Candida Diet?

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    londoner1
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    Hello

    I use Milk Thistle from the supplements brand Viridian. I chose this brand because their products are free from preservatives, yeast extract, lactose, gluten etcetc

    However, I have noticed their base is Spirulina and Bilberry. Is the Bilberry component an issue on the Candida diet? I have reasonably strong die off so I am taking 4 tablets per day. Plus I would like to buy further vitamins from this company and all of their supplements share a common base so the intake of Bilberry would be reasonably bigh

    Advice appreciated

    Nick

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    Chris24
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    Bilberry is a plant. The dried, ripe fruit and leaves are used to make medicine.

    Bilberry is used for improving eyesight, including night vision. In fact, during World War II, British pilots in the Royal Air Force ate bilberry jam to improve their night vision, but later research showed it probably didn’t help. Bilberry is also used for treating eye conditions such as cataracts and disorders of the retina. There is some evidence that bilberry may help retinal disorders.

    Some people use bilberry for conditions of the heart and blood vessels including hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), varicose veins, decreased blood flow in the veins, and chest pain.

    Bilberry is also used for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), hemorrhoids, diabetes, osteoarthritis, gout, skin infections, gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, kidney disease, and urinary tract infections (UTIs).

    It is sometimes applied directly to the inside of the mouth for mild mouth and throat soreness.

    How does it work?
    Bilberry contains chemicals called tannins that can help improve diarrhea, as well as mouth and throat irritation, by reducing swelling (inflammation). There is some evidence that the chemicals found in bilberry leaves can help lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Some researchers think that chemicals called flavonoids in bilberry leaf might also improve circulation in people with diabetes. Circulation problems can harm the retina of the eye.

    http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-202-BILBERRY.aspx?activeIngredientId=202&activeIngredientName=BILBERRY

    Sounds good to me, Nick. Same GI as blueberry.

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    londoner1
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    Chris24 wrote: Bilberry is a plant. The dried, ripe fruit and leaves are used to make medicine.

    Sounds good to me, Nick. Same GI as blueberry.

    excellent thanks Chris! Reasonably low GI plus antioxidant potential mean taking these supplements with the Bilberry base shouldn’t in any anyway set back my attempts to expel the Candida

    Best Regards
    Nick

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