What is mirtoselect?

Where does it come from?

Why is it used?

What are the benefits?


What is mirtoselect?

Mirtoselect® is the authentic blueberry extract (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) standardized, containing more than 36% anthocyanins, obtained exclusively from fresh fruits harvested at maturity, between July and September.

Where does it come from?

Vaccinium myrtillus L. is an edible berry that grows on small thread-like shrubs on hillsides throughout central and northern Europe. The traditional medicinal use of Vaccinium myrtillus L. has been documented since the Middle Ages. A number of compounds belonging to different chemical classes have been isolated from Vaccinium myrtillus L. berries, in particular anthocyanins (also called anthocyanosides).

Anthocyanins are found naturally in a number of foods – in red wine, some varieties of grains, and some root and vegetable vegetables (eggplant, cabbage, beans, onions, radishes) – but are most abundant in colorful fruits like blueberries. .

The extract has been developed and standardized, with largely clinically demonstrated efficacy in vascular health, with more than 60 positive studies, including at least 30 controlled or double-blind studies published in peer-reviewed titles.
Additionally, Vaccinium myrtillus L. has been shown in one study to contain higher amounts of anthocyanins than any other berry. 3

Why is it used?

The main applications studied so far for Mirtoselect® are in the fields of vascular health and ophthalmology (retinal health). It shows consistent clinical benefits, especially for eye health.

Thanks to its beneficial effect on vascular circulation, Mirtoselect® can improve the supply of oxygen and blood to the eye, restoring the functionality of tear secretion. Additionally, the free radical scavenging properties neutralize oxidative stress, one of the main risk factors for dry eye discomfort.

New positive data has recently emerged regarding the supportive role of Mirtoselect® in eye health, particularly dry eye conditions. The new randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study offers further proof of the efficacy and safety profile of Mirtoselect®, where preserving adequate tear levels and maintaining a healthy ocular surface can potentially help alleviate discomfort and visual disturbances.

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What are the benefits?

MIRTOSELECT® is the only blueberry extract, devoid of any known side effects, whose properties have been clinically and pharmacologically demonstrated on improving contrast sensitivity in retinal health, improving tear secretion in the eyes dry skin, and to support eye health in retinal problems.

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