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Loov Foods

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Wild Nordic Freeze-Dried Whole Blueberries ( Bilberries)

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What makes Nordic berry powders superfoods?

Description


Wild European blueberry (also called bilberry, Vaccinium myrtillus) is very different from the cultivated blueberries (Vaccinium angustifolium, Vaccinum corymbosum).

Loov uses only handpicked, wild-crafted bilberries from pristine and fruitful, certified organic forests in Estonia and Finland.

Northern conditions are characterized by long days, featuring many light and low temperatures during the growing season, which gives the berries a special, strong flavor.

This chilly climate and abundance of light cause the formation of antioxidant compounds, and berries growing in Nordic climates are especially rich with such nutrients.

Health Benefits

  • Supports healthy eyes
  • Supports brain function
  • Supports healthy digestion
  • Helps to boost the immune system
  • Supports cardiovascular system function
  • Supports healthy nervous system function

Ingredients & Nutrition

100% whole fruit

Whole berries: pulp, seeds and skin. Loov uses wild non-GMO berries that contain more nutrients than cultivated berries.

Raw & freeze-dried

Freeze-drying brings you the power of berries as it is in nature. The nutritional content is preserved extremely well this way.

Allergen-free

There is no cross-contact with allergens (like gluten, nuts, soy, dairy, or eggs) during processing.

Lab-tested

Loov products are clean and high quality: they are independently analyzed for nutritional potency, purity and safety (like bacteria, etc).

Storage

Store in a dry dark place at room temperature. Reseal airtight and eat within 60 days after opening.

Fascinating Fishy Facts

Omega-3s for Mothers, Infants, and Children
Here's what widely respected pediatrician William Sears, M.D. told us in response to this question on this subject:

• "... experts attending a 2005 workshop recommended at least 300 mg a day for pregnant and nursing mothers (most mothers get only 20-25% of this amount, unless they take omega-3 fish oil supplements). In our medical practice we have mothers take at least 500 mg of DHA per day during pregnancy and lactation."

• "The recommendation for infants is at least 200mg of DHA per day, which is the dosage added to infant formulas."

• "Practically speaking, infants under one year old receive their omega-3s through mother's milk or fortified formula, but it is perfectly safe and perhaps even beneficial for infants to be given extra Vital Choice fish oil at a serve of around 300 mg a day of DHA. I stress DHA rather than EPA because DHA is the main brain growth omega 3."

NOTE: There are as yet no official omega-3 intake recommendations for children over two years of age, so please consult your pediatrician.
A serve of 300 mg of DHA would be provided by 4 of our 1000 mg capsules 
CAUTION: If your child has never had fish or fish oil, please check for seafood allergies (which are uncommon) by rubbing some Salmon Oil on his or her skin, in a less sensitive area such as the lower leg.

A Cloudy Fish Oil Myth
Our Salmon Oil will become cloudy if refrigerated or frozen, and this is no cause for concern.

Some people assert, inaccurately, that if a fish oil becomes cloudy when cold this means it is not as pure or efficacious as an oil that remains clear when cold.

But if a fish oil becomes cloudy when cold this simply means that it retains some of the shorter chain fatty acids -- including small amounts of saturated fatty acids -- that occur naturally in fish.

In fact, most of what we know about the myriad health benefits of omega-3 fish oils comes from studies involving consumption of whole fish, which, like our Salmon Oil, contain small amounts of saturated fatty acids. In any case, the the current scientific consensus holds that saturated fatty acids are not inherently harmful to heart-health.

Fish oils and blood thinners
The omega-3s in fish oil possess properties associated with “blood thinning”, but according to research by American Heart Association (AHA) consultant William Harris, Ph.D., they do not appear to pose any risk to persons taking blood-thinning drugs (e.g., Coumadin).

This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with your physician before taking doses substantially higher than recommended, or taking this product if you are pregnant, diabetic, allergic to fish or iodine, have a diagnosed cardiac condition or immune disorder.