Wild crafted berries are grown and harvested in the wild. In contrast to cultivated berries, which use significant amounts of pesticides, wild berries do not use pesticides. As such it is a much healthier choice for those wishing to gain the benefit of berries without the toxic buildup of pesticides in the body. Furthermore, wild crafted berries have been shown to have higher amounts of anti-aging anthocyanins, the dark colored pigments in berries associated with supporting brain, cardiovascular and general body health.
Wild blueberry species were shown to have potent anti-inflammatory action, by inhibiting NFKappaB activation, and thereby inhibiting the production of inflammatory cytokines.(1,2)
We use only wildcrafted berries in all of our formulas. Wildcrafted blueberries are harvested from Alaska, while bilberry, lingonberry, blackberry. black currant and chokeberry are grown in the wilds without pesticides from Sweden. BLUE NATURALLY™ & PURPLE LONGEVITY® have the full mixed complex of all the different species of wild berry.
Wild crafted berries are also contained in:
(1) Kang J, et al. Phenolic acids of the two major blueberry species in the US Market and their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. Plant Foods Hum Nutr. 2015 Mar.
(2) Taverniti V, et al. Immunomodulatory effect of a wild blueberry anthocyanin-rich extract in human Caco-2 intestinal cells. J Agric Food Chem 2014 Aug