ACID - natural alternative to anti-tumor medicine
of Cancer Prevention
Published research on ellagic acid appeared in the early 1970s. First
true studies began in early 1990. However, folklore remedies involving
phytochemical extracts fhave been around for centuries.
The Hollings Cancer Institute at the University of South Carolina completed
a double blind study on a large group of 500 cervical cancer patients
that has everyone excited. The Hollings Clinic has identified the Meeker
Red Raspberry for their studies. Our product is only made from Meeker's
red raspberry seed flour. Other Studies come from: College of Medicine,
University of Illinois Northwestern University School of Medicine Department
of Preventive Medicine, Ohio State University. Scientific
Acid - Mode of Action
Ellagic Acid itself is not naturally present in plants. However, polymers
of Gallic acid and hexahydroxydipenoyl (HHDP) are linked to glucose centers
to form compounds known as ellagitannins. When two Gallic acid groups
are linked side by side within a tannin molecule an HHDP group is formed.
Ellagic Acid is the result when the HHDP group is cleaved from the tannin
molecule and spontaneously rearranges.
It is the
ellagitannins that are present in red raspberries.
Red Raspberry contains the most ellagitannins and is thus the best source
of Ellagic Acid.
such as strawberries, pomegranates, and walnuts contain much less amounts
of Ellagitannins. The bioavailability from these other sources has not
Ellagic acid can be obtained by eating strawberries, cranberries, walnuts,
pecans, pomegranates and the best source, red raspberry seeds.
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