The reason to conduct the following research was to investigate the impact of blueberry flavonoid intake on endothelial function in healthy men (Rodriguez-Mateos A,, 2013).

Two randomized, controlled, double-blind, crossover human-intervention trials were conducted with 21 healthy men.

The impact of blueberry flavonoid intake on flow-mediated dilation and polyphenol absorption and metabolism was assessed at baseline and 1, 2, 4, and 6 hours after consumption of blueberries containing 766, 1278, and 1791 mg of total blueberry polyphenols or a placebo drink.



1 h after consumption, flow-mediated dilation increased dose dependently to 766 mg of total blueberry polyphenol intake, after which flow-mediated dilation plateaued.

This showed that blueberry intake improves vascular function in healthy men in a time- and intakedependent manner.

Eating some few blueberries after your meals can help you improve your vascular function.



Ana Rodriguez-Mateos, Catarina Rendeiro, Triana Bergillos-Meca, Setareh Tabatabaee, Trevor W George, Christian Heiss, Jeremy Pe Spencer, Intake and time dependence of blueberry flavonoid-induced improvements in vascular function: a randomized, controlled, double-blind, crossover intervention study with mechanistic insights into biological activity, Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Nov;98(5):1179-91


  • Category: News
  • Author: Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  • Published: 2022-06-17
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