procyanidins

procyanidins

A class of compounds found in red wine that suppress the synthesis of the blood vessel-constricting peptide endothelin-1 and may account for the suppose health advantage of moderate regular indulgence in red wine drinking. The highest levels are to be found in wines from south-west France.
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Apple (Malus pumila) procyanidins fractionated according to the degree of polymerization using normal-phase chromatography and characterized by HPLC-ESI/MS and MALDI-TOF/MS.
The phytonutrients in red raspberries - including anthocyanins, procyanidins, flavonols and ellagic acid - may reduce inflammation, oxidative stress, and protect against free-radical-induced cell damage, all of which are implicated in chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and declines in cognitive function," says Britt Burton-Freeman, Ph.
Hagen Schroeter is employed by Mars, Incorporated, a company with long-term research and commercial interests in cocoa flavanols and procyanidins.
As we continue to learn about the essential role of oxidative damage in so many disease processes, we discover the multiple procyanidins in Pycnogenol offer outstanding antioxidant support in a growing number of disorders.
They found that adding one particular set of these compounds, known as oligomeric procyanidins (PCs), to the food made the biggest difference in keeping the mice's weight down if they were on high-fat diets.
5% monacolin K (5025 mg of monacolin K per capsule) along with coenzyme Q10 30 mg, procyanidins 20 mg, and lecithin 100 mg.
The procyanidins are classified as Types A, B or C based on linkage between successive monomeric units.
This was prompted by the discovery that Tannat wines contained high levels of procyanidins - powerful flavanols found in plants, fruit and cocoa beans.
Containing procyanidins, flavonoids and organic acids, Pycnogenol provides four basic properties: it's a potent antioxidant; it acts as a natural anti-inflammatory; it helps generate collagen: and it aids in the production of endothelial nitric oxide, which helps to dilate blood vessels.
GSE-standardized preparation, constituting of at least 95% (wt/wt) procyanidins (China, Xiamen FGS) was dissolved in water and incubated in a boiling water bath for 30 min.
A team of scientists from the William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary College, University of London, found that certain chemicals present in red wine, including polyphenols and procyanidins, can interfere with the production of endothelin-1, a protein that clogs up arteries and increases the risk of a heart attack.
French maritime pine bark is another form of oligomeric procyanidins (polyphenol substances in the plant kingdom) that has been shown to help in relaxing the vasculature, enhancing microcirculation by increasing capillary permeability and cutting cholesterol levels.