BlūScience Frequently Asked Questions

What is BlūScience?

BlūScience is the fusion of blueberries and science, an extraordinary combination made possible by pterostilbene (pTeroPure), a compound found naturally in blueberries. BlūScience has created a line of products that combines the powerful effects of this protective agent with other ingredients that have potent health benefits. BlūScience is committed to providing the most beneficial and highest quality formulations specifically designed to support optimal health.

What is pterostilbene?

Pterostilbene, like resveratrol, is a natural compound found in small berries that acts as part of the plant’s defense system. Structural differences make pterostilbene more oil-soluble and more bioavailable than resveratrol which contributes to a significantly longer half-life in the body. This gives pterostilbene a much higher potential for cellular uptake and greater metabolic stability, meaning it can get to where it needs to go in your body in order to do what you are taking it for. Pterostilbene has both anti-oxidant activity and the ability to positively affect the body’s cellular machinery.

How long has company been in business?

ChromaDex (the creators of BlūScience) has been in business since 1999 and is an innovative natural products company that provides proprietary science-based solutions to the dietary supplement, food & beverage, animal health, skincare and pharmaceutical markets.

What is pTeroPure®?

  • ChromaDex created pTeroPure as a quality proprietary ingredient to provide high purity pterostilbene to the dietary supplement, food, beverage, skincare, animal health, and pharmaceutical industries. pTeroPure is a nature-identical 99% pure all-trans pterostilbene
  • pTeroPure is also self-affirmed Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS), demonstrating the safety of the ingredient, with a maximum daily allowable dose of 1890 mg; the average recommended daily amount of pTeroPure ranges between 50 mg and 150 mg.

Are all the products natural?

Each BlūScience product contains pTeroPure, which is a nature-identical 99% pure all-trans pterostilbene, natural blueberry extract and a variety of other compounds that support specific optimal health benefits.

What does synthetically manufactured mean?

In chemistry, chemical synthesis is purposeful execution of chemical reactions to get a product, or several products. This happens by physical and chemical manipulations usually involving one or more reactions. A common example is fermentation. Also, most vitamins and amino acids contained in a multivitamin are created using a synthetic process.

What does ChromaDex® synthetic nature identical pterostilbene mean?

Like many other ingredients used for dietary supplements, nature sometimes does not provide us with the cost effective solutions we need to supply our customers with products. For example, Vitamin C is commonly found in fruits such as oranges, however almost all dietary supplements sold containing Vitamin C actually have synthetic nature identical Vitamin C, as it is significantly more cost effective for the consumer.

Is each product gluten free or dairy free?

All of the products are gluten free. Blū2Go does contain dairy products.

Does EternalBlū contain caffeine?

EternalBlū contains green tea extract, which is approximately 2-8% caffeine by weight. This means that one capsule of EternalBlū contains a total of 2-8 mg or less of caffeine. A typical cola drink has 35mg and a typical cup of coffee has 50 to 100 mg.

Do you have coupons?

Please check bluscience.com on a regular basis for offers on BluScience including coupons.

Can I have free samples?

At this time we are not sampling our products directly to consumers. Please check your local retailer or our website bluscience.com for special offers and discounts.

Do you provide sponsorships or charitable contributions?

Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate all organizations requesting donations, therefore, as a company policy, we do not provide sponsorships or contributions.

What is the capsule made out of?

The capsule is mainly made up of hypromellose, a vegetarian alternative to glycerin. The capsules also contain by weight:
  • 0.95% candurin silver: provides the pearlescent look to the capsule. It is comprised of a natural silicate combined with titanium dioxide and is an approved food additive.
  • 0.57% FD&C Blue #1: certified as a safe food additive in the US and EU among other countries. Most Americans consume ~16mg of FD&C blue #1 on a daily basis
  • 0.24% FD&C Red #40 certified as a safe food additive in the US and EU.

Why is the capsule blue?

We chose the blue capsules to provide our customers with a more complete blueberry experience when consuming BluScience products. Also the dark color helps protect ingredients from breakdown by light, ie polyphenols.

Is it safe to open the capsule and put the powder in my food or beverage?

Adding the contents of the capsule to a food or beverage may result in a quicker breakdown of the active ingredients in the body. The capsule is designed the keep the contents from breaking down too early in the digestive system, allowing them to stay intact until they can be absorbed into the blood stream later on. Since the ingredients are powders, opening the capsule also increases the risk of inhalation or eye injuries.

Is it safe to take the products with medications I may be taking?

As with all dietary supplements, please consult your physicians before taking.

Are there any side effects?

Currently there are no known side effects. Consult your physician prior to using this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications or have a medical condition.

Can I give the products to my children?

At this time, the BlūScience line of products is intended for adults only. Please consult with your physician if you intend to give BlūScience products to your children.

HeartBlū – what are the ingredients and health benefits?

Everyone has heard people complaining about needing cholesterol support. There are two sources that contribute to your cholesterol levels; your food (ingested cholesterol) and your body (native cholesterol). In some cases changing your diet may not be enough. HeartBlū contains phytosterols that may help regulate the absorption of ingested cholesterol by your digestive system and pterostilbene, which may lessen the body’s ability to make native cholesterol. Together, the ingredients of HeartBlū support the maintenance and daily upkeep of a healthy heart.

EternalBlū – what are the ingredients and health benefits?

Many of the classical signs of aging, such as wrinkling and memory loss, are at least in part caused by the chronic build-up of cellular damage (oxidative stress). The free radicals that cause this cellular damage do so by stealing electrons from the cell wall and destabilizing it, which over time breaks it down. Free radicals can be either externally-derived (environmental such as the sun) or internally-derived (by-products of normal cellular respiration). Anti-oxidants are important because they offer free radicals another source of electrons other than the cell wall, which may help support healthy cellular aging. EternalBlū contains potent antioxidants such as resveratrol, quercetin, and catechins from green tea extract, as well as L-Carnosine which is also known to support the cell membrane. But what makes EternalBlū truly unique is pterostilbene, which has been shown to not only support brain health, but also support memory and cognitive function in animal studies. Due to its unique structure, small size, and oil-soluble nature, pterostilbene can cross the blood-brain barrier and concentrate in the hippocampus, the memory center of the brain. Together, the ingredients of EternalBlū create a product with high anti-oxidant activity and target specificity within the body for support against oxidative stress.

TrimBlū – what are the ingredients and health benefits?

TrimBlū is not a weight-loss product; it’s a weight management support product. Once the pounds are lost and you are down to your weight goal, the battle is only half over. Many people have a much harder time maintaining their optimal weight than losing the weight itself. With this in mind, TrimBlū was formulated as a daily supplement to help optimize metabolism and curb cravings to help you maintain your ideal weight. TrimBlū contains a host of vitamins, such as D3, B3, B6, and B12, that support the metabolism of certain fats and carbohydrates, helping the body utilized energy more efficiently. Pterostilbene may also regulate metabolic processes such as insulin production and blood sugar management, and positively affects the development and placement of adipose tissue. Jojoba extract contains a natural appetite suppressant to help you withstand the cravings. Together, the ingredients of TrimBlū act to improve metabolism and help you maintain your ideal weight.

Blū2Go – what are the ingredients and health benefits?

Blū2Go is centered on two key aspects of energy products; alertness and mental focus. One Blū2Go melt contains about as much caffeine as a can of soda. The accompanying pterostilbene enhances the effect of the caffeine and eliminates the subsequent caffeine crash by supporting vasodilation and turning off the cellular machinery that eliminates unprocessed caffeine from the body. Due to its unique structure, small size, and oil soluble nature, pterostilbene can also cross the blood-brain barrier and concentrate in the hippocampus, which can help support mental clarity and focus. With scientifically-backed ingredients, Blū2Go provides you with an alternative to the high-sugar/high-stimulant energy products.

MemoryBlū – what are the ingredients and health benefits?

Many of the classical signs of aging, such as wrinkling and memory loss, are at least in part caused by the chronic build-up of cellular damage (oxidative stress). The free radicals that cause this cellular damage do so by stealing electrons from the cell wall and destabilizing it, which over time breaks it down. Free radicals can be either externally-derived (environmental such as the sun) or internally-derived (byproducts of normal cellular respiration). Anti-oxidants are important because they offer free radicals another source of electrons other than the cell wall, which may help support healthy cellular aging. The problem is that most potent anti-oxidants cannot cross the blood-brain barrier. MemoryBlū contains pterostilbene, which has been shown to not only support brain health, but also support memory and cognitive function in animal studies. Due to its unique structure, small size, and oil-soluble nature, pterostilbene can cross the blood-brain barrier and concentrate in the hippocampus, the memory center of the brain. MemoryBlū also contains Ginkgo biloba, known to support memory improvement and cognitive function, and Ashwagandha, which has potent antioxidant activity that may improve cognitive function and help support body functions affected by stress. Together, the ingredients of MemoryBlū create a product with high anti-oxidant activity and target specificity within the brain to support memory improvement.