OptiBerry®: An easy way to reap the many benefits of anthocyanins from Berries

At Optimum Health we have spent years choosing our ingredients carefully so as to get as many benefits as possible into one product. OptiBerry® is a perfect example of such a broadly beneficial standardized ingredient.

OptiBerry® is a complex of berry extracts standardized for their beneficial components called “anthocyanins,” derived from Elderberry, Bilberry, Blueberry, Cranberry, Raspberry seeds, and Wild Strawberry.[1] OptiBerry® has been studied specifically for its many benefits. [1] [2]

Anthocyanins have been shown to be highly antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and cardioprotective, to promote arterial health, protect nervous function, protect vision, improve memory, be anti-diabetic, protect DNA integrity, promote healthy gut flora and much more.[1][2][3][4][5]

Further, since vitamin C is necessary for the formation of collagen in our skin and connective tissue, and berry anthocyanins have been shown to increase collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid in human skin cells, the two can be complimentary.[6] Skin protection from UV damage and overall aging is an another demonstrated benefit of berry anthocyanins.[7]

To enhance their benefits, OptiBerry® is one of the ingredients in both our vitamin C products, i.e. More Than C and Vitamin C Max - 1000mg with OptiBerry®, as well as in our Opti-I See vision formula.

(See previous article: More Than "C" - A Vitamin C Formulation For Superior Year-Round Health Benefits)

So, if you would like to benefit from the wide range of protective effects from berries, but don’t always consume as many as you would like, remember the option of using one of the above formulas…an easy alternative for a daily dose of health-giving anthocyanins.

Be well,




  1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17533652/ 
  2. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/B:BIRY.0000016355.19999.93 
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7504512/ 
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6770874/ 
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7278599/ 
  6. https://res.mdpi.com/nutrients/nutrients-10-00495/article_deploy/nutrients-10-00495.pdf 
  7. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/281031602_Role_of_Anthocyanins_in_Skin_Aging_and_UV_Induced_Skin_Damage

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