Ellagic acid is a phytochemical which is a chemical found in certain plants and fruits. It’s common in cranberries, walnuts, pecans, raspberries, strawberries and pomegranates. Ellagic acid is one of our most popular products and has several applications as a health supplement.
History of Ellagic Acid
One of the benefits of ellagic acid is that it helps speed up the healing of wounds. Because of this, it was researched in the 1960s for its effect on blood clotting. Later on, scientists discovered that it functioned as an antioxidant. Some studies appeared in the 1970s and 80s that focused on it’s apparent ability to slow cancer growth.
Effects of Ellagic Acid on Cancer
Studies have shown that ellagic acid may have positive effects on the treatment of cancer. In tests performed in the laboratory with animals, the use of this acid has proven to cause the death of cancer cells, thus slowing the growth of certain cancer tumors. Other studies show that it reduces the growth of breast cancer cells created by estrogen. Finally, scientists have also discovered that ellagic acid can remove or break apart certain carcinogenic substances from the blood. Although the tests have been performed only on animals so far, it is expected that it will be eventually recognized as a proven supplement for the treatment of cancer in humans.
Ellagic acid is found in high quantities in berries when they are freeze-dried. It’s extracted from their leaves or seeds and manufactured in capsule, liquid, or powder form. Out of the three, powder form is the most convenient one. It retains all the benefits of ellagic acid while allowing for easy transportation. It also takes much less space when stored.
As tests on ellagic acid powder continue to demonstrate its benefits, customer demand will increase. Nutrativa Global is proud to be at the forefront of products that help your customers live healthier lives. Please call us today to discuss how your clients and products can benefit from ellagic acid powder and our other natural health ingredients.