Product No. P05050

  • Suitable for use in immunity and wellness supplements. 

Ellagic acid is a fused four-ring polyphenol antioxidant found in numerous fruits and vegetables. It is most notably found in red fruits and berries including raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, cranberries, pomegranate, and in some nuts including pecans and walnuts. The highest levels of ellagic acid are found in raspberries. In plants, ellagic acid is present in the form of ellagitannin, which is ellagic acid bound to a sugar molecule. Plants produce ellagic acid and convert it to a form of tannin known as ellagitannins. These are glucosides which are readily hydrolysed by water to regenerate ellagic acid when the plants are eaten. 

Ellagic acid has shown antiproliferative and antioxidant properties in a number of in vitro and small-animal studies. The antiproliferative properties of ellagic acid are due to its ability to directly inhibit the DNA binding of certain carcinogens, including nitrosamines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. As with other polyphenol antioxidants, ellagic acid has a protective effect by reducing oxidative stress. Ellagic acid is also believed to be antiviral and antibacterial.

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