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Pterostilbene

Pterostilbene

MW: 256.3
Formula: C16H16O3

What is Pterostilbene?

Pterostilbene is a stilbenoid phytochemical with structure similar to that of resveratrol (pterostilbene contains two extra methyl groups). Pterostilbene is more stable than resveratrol and has a higher bioavailability. It is found in foods such as peanuts, blueberries and grapes. Plants produce it to fight infections.

Distribution

Blueberries, Grapes, Peanuts

Health Benefits of Pterostilbene

Studies indicate that pterostilbene has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activity, lowers cholesterol and improves cognitive function.

Anti-cancer

Pterostilbene may help to prevent cancer. In-vitro studies demonstrate that pterostilbene induces apoptosis of cancer cells and improves the efficiency of the ant-cancer drug tamoxifen.

Improves heart health

Studies in test tube and animals show that pterostilbene may improve heart health by lowering cholesterol levels and reducing plaque formation.

Anti-inflammatory

Studies indicate the potential use of pterostilbene as an effective anti-inflammatory agent. The phytochemical inhibits the production of prostaglandin E2 from lipopolysaccharides-stimulated human blood cells.

Synonyms

3,5-Dimethoxy-4-stilbenol, 3,5-Dimethoxy-4-hydroxy-E-stilbene


 
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