In April 2019 researchers from Italy published the results of their study on blueberry juice and its effect on bone tissue. The researchers have been able to demonstrate that blueberry juice, obtained from Vaccinium myrtillus, is rich in polyphenols and shows antioxidant activity in osteocytes, a star-shaped type of bone cell, which is the most commonly found cell in mature bone. In addition, the researchers have shown that blueberry juice can prevent oxidative stress-induced bone cell death. Overall, their findings revealed a beneficial effect of blueberry on bone tissue, which suggests that blueberry juice may be a useful supplement for the prevention and/or management of osteoporosis and of the osteogenic process.
Domazetovic V et al. Blueberry juice protects osteocytes and bone precursor cells against oxidative stress partly through SIRT1. FEBS Open Bio. 2019 Apr 1. [Epub ahead of print]