Native to Europe, bilberry is a fruit closely associated with the blueberry. Also known as huckleberries or whortleberries, bilberries are often eaten fresh or made into juices, jams, or pies. They are also manufactured into supplements, which an increasing number of consumers are taking a liking to, especially for eye health, a sector of the industry that continues to grow.
Bilberry extract for eye health
Often touted for eye conditions like glaucoma, dry eyes, cataracts, retinitis pigmentosa, and age-related macular degeneration, bilberry extract is used in many top-selling dietary supplements for eyes. Bilberry is rich in antioxidants known as anthocyanins and polyphenols. These antioxidants can help guard against potential heal conditions, some of which are related to ocular health.
Bilberry shows promising results in studies focused on eye fatigue. In a study published in the Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, 281 people who used video display terminals, researchers determined that bilberry extract may help improve both objective and subjective measures of eye fatigue.
Other eye conditions
Early studies suggest that bilberry extract may play a role in retinal disorders and other eye conditions. In studies on animals, for example, bilberry was found to protect retinal cells against degeneration. Much hope for more research and innovative dietary supplements.
Bilberry supplement manufacturing
To help support healthy eyes and ocular circulation, you can offer bilberry supplements in the form of vegetarian capsules, which suits the estimated 1.5 billion global vegetarian population. This number continues to grow as people become more health conscious. This growing number can benefit your brand as these people also become more invested in high-quality products that satisfy their new dietary restrictions.
Capsule manufacturer: Our team of experts will manufacture your capsules with exact precision, encapsulating bilberry extract and all other ingredients you would like to include in your custom formula. With us, you have the freedom to choose what texture, size, color, and appearance you would like for your high-quality capsules. You will likely find success with capsules, as the global capsule market was valued at $152 billion in 2021 and is expected to rise past $292 billion by 2028. Popularity can be attributed to the easy-to-swallow nature of this format and the aging population’s gravitation towards convenient supplement formats.
Powder manufacturer: If you would instead like to offer bilberry supplements in the form of powder, that is a great option for consumers who would rather taste what they are taking. Our flavor systems are highly advanced to make your dietary supplements taste exactly how you want them to. If you decide to take the powder route, then consider this: the global powder dietary supplements market is currently valued at nearly $40 billion and is expected to reach $75 billion by 2032, with overall sales accelerating at a grand CAGR of 7.7% through the forecast period. Combine the powder supplement market outlook with the stature of your soon-to-be supplement manufacturer, and your future is looking bright.
Eye health supplements market
The global eye health supplements market size was valued at over $1 billion in 2019 and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 6.1% through 2027. Why is the market expanding? Gamers and young professionals, middle-aged and older consumers are all looking to improve their future and current state of eye and vision wellness. According to Maria Stanieich, marketing manager at Kyowa Hakko in NYC, tells Nutritional Outlook, “Virtual learning, digital work environments, and multitaskers who are becoming more reliant on technology are driving demand for scientifically proven and clinically safe ingredients to fortify and maintain eye health.” Staring at a screen all day at work, or gaming for long intervals of time can certainly do a number on the eyes, and with the right approach, with the right supplementation, they can take eye health into their own hands. Your private label manufacture can provide the next best-selling supplements that help individuals get ahead, but it is in your best interest and that of your customers to partner with a provider you can rely on.
Why you must manufacture safely
As with most dietary supplements, it is very important that you partner with a supplement manufacturing consultant that handles bilberry safely and up to specification. If you do not partner with a company as credible as Makers Nutrition, that is, a much-awarded, FDA and GMP registered company, then you run the risk of contamination and harming consumers. For example, in 2021, an investigation had revealed ‘major problems’ with bilberry supplements on the German market, ‘with 45% of products found to be bilberry-free, tannin-free, or made with black rice extracts.’ During a quality assessment, it was established that 4 out of the 11 supplement samples (45%) did not conform to specifications. There were also low amounts of anthocyanidins, making the samples counterfeit.
Making the difference
You see, this would never be the case when utilizing our custom, private label supplement manufacturing services. We simply do not allow products to be distributed unless they are 100% up to specification that our clients requested and approved. We ensure our clients every step of the way that their supplement manufacturing, labeling, and fulfillment process is on point. When product is handled in state-of-the-art GMP facilities, anything less is simply unacceptable. A consultant like us is mandated to manufacture and produce under accurate and safe regulations set forth by the FDA. With us, you can trust that everything listed in the supplement facts of your label is inside the bottle, bag, or box. When you choose us to create an outstanding bilberry capsule or powder, we guarantee bilberry is IN that product. And the same goes for the opposite: when you are marketing that your supplement contains no artificial sweeteners, gluten, etc., rest assured there are no artificial sweeteners or gluten in that supplement. There would be no worry of finding black rice extracts either…
Other benefits of bilberry
Outside of the eye wellness scope, bilberry is believed to help with inflammation and protect against diseases linked to oxidative stress, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, gingivitis, age-related cognitive decline, and inflammatory bowel disease. The anthocyanins in bilberry are understood to limit inflammation and stabilize tissues containing collagen such as tendons, cartilage, and ligaments. So, you would have other areas to explore by casting a wider net with bilberry supplements targeted to consumers also looking to help, say, their bone and joint health as well.
Take caution when choosing a graphic designer
While bilberry and other supplements are great for many, you should always list on your label who should NOT take your products. Certain ingredients can interact with prescribed medication. Our design team can easily implement a cautionary statement in a clear and concise way, and they know it is wise to warn consumers so they are aware of the potential risk of products. if you partner with any ordinary graphic designer, they may not be knowledgeable about dietary supplements and vitamins and just yes you until you have paid in full. Next thing you know, customers are emailing and calling you complaining that your supplement caused adverse reactions and had no warning. Not ideal.
White label supplement services
However, if you would in fact like to take the ocular route, you may wish to inquire about our white label eye health formula. Beginning at a low minimum order quantity of 500 bottles, these capsules comprise Vitamins A and C, and a proprietary blend which includes bilberry fruit extract. Our eye health formula can be privately labeled with your brand name and suit your dairy-free, gluten-free, and plant-based customers, and contains no artificial sweeteners, preservatives, flavors, or colors. Supply the demand for high-quality, beneficial supplements that help to promote overall eye wellness with our ready-to-go stock formula by calling 1-844-625-3771