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1/17/2019 4:04:02 PM

Ellagic acid

Health benefits of Ellagic acid:
May block the growth of cancer cells and may break down the blood supply that cancer sets up for itself (pathological angiogenesis)

Description

See the bottom of this page for the ingredients highest in ellagic acid

What is Ellagic acid?

Ellagic acid is a phytochemical. These are the chemicals that plants use to defend themselves against disease. Research has shown that these same chemicals can prove equally beneficial to the human body.


Why does it matter to me?

Tests done in laboratories and in animal models have shown that ellagic acid:

  • Has been shown to shown be an effective treatment for many types of cancer
  • Decreases the size of cancer tumours
  • Prevents damage to DNA
  • Demonstrates anti-angiogenic effects – that is it breaks down the blood supply to cancer
  • Acts in multiple ways to prevent and treat many forms of cancer

How much do I need?

It’s a good idea to ensure a supply of ellagic acid in your diet to give your body the resources to combat the beginnings of cancer – see the link to a Ted Talk by Dr William Ki below.

It is interesting to note that the ellagic acid in strawberries is more available to us as it is in the pulp of the fruit, whereas the ellagic acid in raspberries is in the seeds, which will be much more difficult for us to access.

Research is ongoing into how much dietary ellagic acid can be absorbed by us for the treatment of cancer and drug delivery systems are being worked on to improve absorption.
Review date: 8/1/2018
Next review date: 1/31/2019
Ellagic acid

Top 6 ingredients for Ellagic acid taking into account portion size and cooking retention factors

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Chestnuts

Chestnuts

50g
205.8mg = No RDA/RI available
0.00%
Strawberries

Strawberries

125g
46.25mg = No RDA/RI available
0.00%
Blackberries

Blackberries

40g
17.2mg = No RDA/RI available
0.00%
Raspberries

Raspberries

35g
11.55mg = No RDA/RI available
0.00%
Cloudberries

Cloudberries

35g
5.25mg = No RDA/RI available
0.00%
Walnuts

Walnuts

20g
1.2mg = No RDA/RI available
0.00%