Methylhydroxychalcone polymer | definition of methylhydroxychalcone polymer by Medical dictionary
methylhydroxychalcone polymer (meth″ĭl-hī-drok″sē-kal′kōn″) [ methyl + hydroxy + chalcone, an aromatic ketone],
An ingredient in cinnamon that in vitro improves insulin sensitivity.
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The newly characterized chemical structures are closely related to a previously reported chemical derivative of cinnamon, MHCP (methylhydroxychalcone polymer
Cinnamon has long been known as an "energising" spice, and now studies reveal that it contains a chemical, methylhydroxychalcone polymer
(MHCP), which helps the body convert sugar into energy.