What is Anthocyanin Extract?
Anthocyanins are flavonoids in phenolic compounds, a water-soluble pigment that is widely found in plant petals, fruit tissues and in the surface cells of the stems and leaves. Its color varies with the pH which gives the nature of many plants bright colors. In the natural state, anthocyanins in the plant often combines to a variety of monosaccharides to form glycosides, which is known as anthocyanin.
Anthocyanins extract (also anthocyans) are water-soluble vacuolar pigments that, depending on their pH, may appear red, purple, blue or black. Food plants rich in anthocyanins include the blueberry, raspberry, black rice, and black soybean, among many others that are red, blue, purple, or black. Some of the colors of autumn leaves are derived from anthocyanins.
Dietary anthocyanins extract are absorbed as an intact glycoside or after hydrolysis to aglycones by lactate phlorizin hydrolase before absorption by enterocytes. The absorbed glycosides and aglycones undergo metabolism by phase I and phase II enzymes, resulting in methylation, glucuronidation, and sulfatation, and the resulting metabolites are excreted via urine. The absorption of anthocyanins, either as intact glycosides or as aglycones, is low in the small intestine.The unabsorbed anthocyanins are converted by the action of gut microbiota to phenolic acids, which are further absorbed into the circulation.
The metabolites of anthocyanins extract modulate the gut microbiota and production of short-chain fatty acids.Although most of the data have been obtained on the metabolism of nonacylated anthocyanins from fruits and berries, there has been little research focusing on the metabolism of acylated anthocyanins, which are commonly found in red and purple potatoes as well as dark-colored vegetables such as purple cabbages and purple carrots.
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Anthocyanin Extract benefits:
Anthocyanins have been reported as having the capacity to lower blood pressure, improve visual acuity, reduce cancer cell proliferation, inhibit tumor formation, prevent diabetes, lower the risk of CVD modulate cognitive and motor function. These are also reported to have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial activity.
1. Protection Against Cardiovascular/Heart Disease
Overall, many studies have found that having just one to two(or ideally more) servings of anythocyanin-rich foods per day can protect you from problems from high blood pressure and arteriosclerosis. While it’s great to have antioxidant-rich foods every day, even having them several times per week can improve your health. One finding from the Iowa Women’s Health Study, which included more than 34,000 postmenopausal women, found that women who consumed anthocyanin-rich strawberries and blueberries once per week or more experienced significant reductions in risk of death from heart disease/coronary artery disease.
2. Improved Immune Function
Anthocyanin bioflavonoids may provide protection from DNA damage and lipid peroxidation, plus they have anti-inflammatory effects and help boost production of cytokines that regulate the immune responses. They have also been shown to support hormonal balance by reducing estrogenic activity, help regulate enzyme production that aids nutrient absorption, and strengthen cell membranes by making them less permeable and fragile.
3. Protection Against Cancer
Research suggests that anthocyanin can decrease the risk of developing various types of cancer due to its antioxidant, anticarcinogenic and anti-inflammatory effects. This has been demonstrated in both in vitro and in vivo research trials in humans and animals. Studies show that anthocyanins have the ability to naturally fight cancer by blocking cell proliferation and inhibiting tumor formation by interfering with the process of carcinogenesis. One way anthocyanin extracts inhibit tumorigenesis by blocking activation of mitogen-activated protein kinase pathways.
4. Improved Cognitive Function
Studies have found that diets high in antioxidants like anthocyanin extracts lead to reversal in certain age-related deficits that affect neural and behavioral parameters, including memory and motor functions. Anthocyanins have been credited with protecting memory, coordination and neural function in older populations. One study out of Korea found that administration of isolated anthocyanins from purple sweet potato enhanced cognitive performance and inhibited lipid peroxidation in brain tissues in mice. (9)
5. Enhanced Exercise Performance and Recovery
Anthocyanin extract seem to improve physical performance by lowering exhaustion and the negative effects of excessive oxygen and radical accumulation during physical activities. In one double-blinded clinical trial that involved 54 female and male athletes, when one group was given 100 milligrams of anthocyanin pills per day for six weeks, the participants in that group were found to experience a significant improvement in their VO2 max (maximal oxygen consumption) compared to the second group that received 100 milligrams of placebo pills daily.
6. Enhanced Vision and Eye Health
Anthocyanin extract has been shown to help enhance night vision and overall vision by protecting the eyes from free radical damage. One study found that oral intake of anthocyanosides from black currants resulted in significantly improved night vision in adults. Research suggests that enhancement of rhodopsin regeneration and protection against inflammation are at least two mechanism by which anthocyanins improve sight and protect the eyes.
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Storage: Kept away from strong light and heat.
Shelf Life:24 months for powder