The Benefits of Ellagic Acid

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The Benefits of Ellagic Acid

While you may be smart, knowledgeable, and even health-conscious you still may not have heard of Ellagic Acid. This little known phytochemical occurs naturally in many vegetables and fruits. It can be created during the breakdown of other more dominate phytochemicals known as ellagitannins. This process takes place in your intestines.

The acid acts as an antioxidant, this means that it targets disease-causing free radicals throughout the body. It is absorbed easily by the body and reaches its peak levels only one hour after consumption.

Where to Find a Good Source of Ellagic Acid

  • Pecans
  • Walnuts
  • Blueberries
  • Pomegranates
  • Strawberries
  • Blackberries
  • Red Raspberries
  • Grapes
  • Cranberries

Proponents of Ellagic Acid believe that the compound includes the following benefits:

— Supports wound healing

— Reduction of estrogen-related effects on the promotion of breast cancer cell tissue.

— Has created cell death of cancer cells and is considered anti-tumorigenic

— It helps the liver breakdown and removes carcinogens from the blood.

— Reduces liver problems, heart issues, and birth defects

— Reduction in fatty tissue concentration

— Lowered inflammatory levels

These ideals are based on results of laboratory animal studies as well as on cell cultures and a handful of human-based studies.

So far, Ellagic Acid is not sold as a supplement. The best source is high quality organic whole food sources interlaced into your diet.

To learn more about nutrition and get a customized health plan tailored to your body visit The office of Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. Chiropractor, and Nutritionist by going to www.drkasters.com or calling 239-332-2555.

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