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The publication, American Cancer Society's Guide to Complementary and Alternative Cancer Methods, has documented that Ellagic Acid is a very promising natural supplement because it causes apoptosis (cell death) of cancer cells in lab tests, with no change to normal healthy cells.
Ellagic Acid is a polyphenol, a class of phytochemical that is found in red raspberries. As scientists study the beneficial, biologically active components of plants and foods, they have uncovered a lot besides just vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Phytochemicals, meaning "plant chemicals," are the big news now.
Some phytochemicals are antioxidants -- that is, they protect cells from damage by free radicals, which are by-products of the processing of oxygen in living organisms. Some phytochemicals not only act as antioxidants, but also help prevent the formation of cancer-causing chemicals and/or suppress cancer development. Others may lower the risk of heart disease by reducing inflammation, inhibiting blood clots, or preventing the oxidation of LDL ("bad") cholesterol.
Ellagic Acid is a super antioxidant and researchers are beginning to hail it as a potent anti-carcinogen which protects the cells against free radical damage. It is also a very powerful anti-viral and anti-bacterial agent.
Ellagic Acid has the ability to inhibit mutations within a cell's DNA. It is also considered to be a cancer inhibitor which has the ability to cause apoptosis or normal death in many different types of cancer cells.
The Meeker red raspberry is the best source of ellagic acid, and Red Raspberry Gold uses the finest Meeker red raspberries that can be found. We combine this pure red raspberry extract with a proprietary fruit blend for added healthful phytochemical benefit for you and your family.