Helpful Health Tip From Dr. Q. K. Shooter
I noticed a while back that my night vision has been not as great as it used to be. I am out every night when I strutt the mutt.
I used to have the night vision of a predatory cat.
For about the last few months I have been taking Bilberry herbal supplement.
First of all....let me say that I am not a really BIG believer in herbal "drugs" & (Just My Opinion) most truly suck for their intended purpose.
This Bilberry really works though & with no contraindications.
The one I am taking is by NATURE'S RESOURCE.
Bilberry is a member of the Blueberry family.
The recommended dosage is 2 capsules 3 times a day but, "no way" am I ever taking 6 of ANYTHING in one day. So...I've been taking 2 or 3 a day & have noticed some real marked improvement in my night vision after about a month.
Just something that you might want to try. It's a great natural antioxidant so it's good for your system anyway.
I forgot to mention that Bilberry Jam was eaten by British pilots during WWII to improve their night vision.
Now, I am a big believer in supplements, myself.
Ever the student on Mexican philosophy, I am a big fan of their blue agave succulent cactus and its healthful benefits.
Not only do I enjoy the calm atmosphere provided by this wonderful, tangy beverage, but it also helps me deal with elements of an unruly society who probably should have their skulls creased.
Yes, with only a few glasses of this magical elixir, it knits up the unraveled threads of my worn demeanor.
And the grub adds needed protein.
I forgot about THAT herbal supplement!
Yep!...That one also works just fine. :alc:
Oh Cripes...but get that doggone ugly worm outta there. :popworm: :wink:
QK, thanks for the heads up.
Oh for whats it worth, I am borthered at night by lights from on coming cars. I cannot see in the dark worth a dam, I feel my way around the room like a blind person to the point my wife asks what are you doing?? The cause of my night vision problem according to my optomitrist is my pupils are small and will not open wide enought to allow the light in. Now this guy takes pictures of my optic nerve in 3d(yep even wear those 3d glasses to see it) so got to believe him. I try not to drive after dark because of increased traffic and problem with lights.
"Oh for what it's worth, I am bothered at night by lights from on coming cars."
And factor a dirty, streaky, windshield into the equation & that spells trouble.
Here's a question for you: Will it react to any prescription drugs? Some "Herbals" have the effect of negating certain prescription drugs. St John's Wort is one of these.
No...none that I am aware of with Bilberry extract.
Bilberry LEAF is a totally different story but, that is not usually available as an "over the counter" herbal supplement.
Absolutely the only warning I have ever heard of is that persons with blood clotting problems will bleed longer if cut & that is only with huge daily doses of Bilberry. Of course check with your family Dr. if you think it might be a problem. My Doc told me "no problem."
Bilberry is a perennial, ornamental shrub that is commonly found in various climates in damp woodlands and moorlands. In the United States they are known as huckleberries, and there are over 100 species with similar names and fruit throughout the Europe, Asia and North America. The English call them whortleberries. The Scots know them as blaeberries. Bilberry has been used as a medicinal herb since the 16th century.
Bilberry is also used in connection with vascular and blood disorders and shows positive effects when treating varicose veins, thrombosis, and angina. Bilberry's fruit contains flavonoids and anthocyanin, which serve to prevent capillary fragility, thin the blood, and stimulate the release of vasodilators. Anthocyanin, a natural antioxidant, also lowers blood pressure, reduces clotting and improves blood supply to the nervous system. Bilberry also contains glucoquinine that has the ability to lower blood sugar.
The herb contains Vitamins A and C, providing antioxidant protection which can help prevent free radical damage to the eyes. Vitamin A is required for sharp vision, while Vitamin C helps form collagen and is needed for growth and repair of tissue cells and blood vessels. Anthocyanosides support and protect collagen structures in the blood vessels of the eyes, assuring strong, healthy capillaries that carry vital nutrients to eye muscles and nerves.
Bilberry has long been a remedy for poor vision and "night blindness." Clinical tests confirm that given orally it improves visual accuracy in healthy people, and can help those with eye diseases such as pigmentosa, retinitis, glaucoma, and myopia. During World War II, British Royal Air Force pilots ate Bilberry preserves before night missions as an aid to night vision. Bilberry works by improving the microcirculation and regeneration of retinal purple, a substance required for good eyesight.
Dried Bilberry fruit and Bilberry tea has been used as a treatment for diarrhea and as a relief for nausea and indigestion. Bilberry is also used as a treatment for mild inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat.
Common Use: Bilberry contains nutrients needed to protect eyes from eyestrain or fatigue, and can improve circulation to the eyes. Bilberry tea is administered to treat stomach problems and soothe the digestive tract. Bilberries are used in making jams, preserves, liqueurs, and wines.