Jarrow Formulas Pterostilbene | Konnichi wa
Jarrow Formulas Pterostilbene | Konnichi wa

Jarrow Formulas Pterostilbene

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Brand: Jarrow


  • Sirtuin activator
  • Calorie restriction mimetic
  • Cardiovascular and neurologic health

Publisher: Jarrow Formulas

Release Date: 29-06-2011


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Pterostilbene (terro-STILL-bean) is found naturally in blueberries, grapes, and in the bark of the Indian Kino Tree (Pterocarpus marsupium). The name Pterocarpus derives from ancient Greek and means “wing fruit”, referring to the shape of the seedpods in this genus. Preparations of the Indian Kino Tree have been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries in relation to inflammation and blood-sugar balance. Similarly, resveratrol, a structural cousin of pterostilbene, has been touted for effects related to the heart.*

Pterostilbene vs. Resveratrol

Pterostilbene has been shown to have the same antioxidant potential as resveratrol in a standard assay of antioxidant potential (Trolox). However, the two methylated hydroxyl groups make pterostilbene more lipophilic and less susceptible to conjugation-induced degradation; this leads to a greater half-life in the body compared to resveratrol (105 vs. 14 minutes). These specific structural differences seem to make resveratrol more adept at combating reactive oxygen species (ROS) in whole blood and lymphocytes and pterostilbene better at targeting extracellelular ROS.* Such extracellular ROS are often responsible for tissue damage with imbalanced inflammatory response, amongst other things. As such, pterostilbene and resveratrol tend to be more complementary in their action than competitive. Work in animals h

UPC: 790011200406

EAN: 5052958379917

Package Dimensions: 3.3 x 1.6 x 1.0 inches

Languages: Spanish