proanthocyanidin


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proanthocyanidin

Any of the flavanol class of polyphenols found in apples, maritime pine bark and grape seed extracts, which is a more potent antioxidant than vitamins C or E and has been shown to reduce LDL-cholesterol.

proanthocyanidin

(prō-ăn″thō-sī-ăn′ĭ-dĭn)
A chemical in cranberry juice that is believed to inhibit the adhesion of Escherichia coli to the mucosa of the urinary tract.
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The study should be repeated with a larger sample and with a supplement that has been proven in the laboratory to contain proanthocyanidins.
Proanthocyanidins and isoflavans in legumes such as Lotus and pterocarpans such as glyceollin and medicarpin in soybean and alfalfa, respectively, are major flavonoid-defense products.
Proanthocyanidins are regarded as the bioactive constituents of Crataegus species, employed in the treatment of hypertension.
This led to a successful search for mutations at other Ant loci downstream in the flavonoid pathway that selectively prevent the synthesis of proanthocyanidins but not other flavonoids (Jende-Strid, 1993).
which suggested that 7 was also a tetrameric proanthocyanidin possessing one doubly linked structure.
Upregulation of oxidant-induced VEGF expression in cultured keratinocytes by a grape seed proanthocyanidin extract.
Conclusion: Proanthocyanidin is an effective natural antioxidant in decreasing the level of tissue damage caused by oxygen free-radicals.
In the light of results of current study, Proanthocyanidin seem to be a promising cross linker that can improve the quality and durability of tooth coloured resin restorations.
The two oral cranberry capsules each contained 36 mg of the active ingredient proanthocyanidin, equivalent to 72 mL of cranberry juice.
These cranberry xyloglucan oligosaccharides do not contain proanthocyanidin, so they have the potential to provide the consumer with another bioactive food ingredient to control UTIs," says Hotchkiss.
6 SKIN HEALTH "THE antioxidant proanthocyanidin, which gives cranberries their distinctive, bright red colour, is thought to support the production, and reduce the breakdown, of collagen, which may have an effect on skin elasticity and strength," says Keri.
The objectives of this study were to evaluate the anti-inflammatory effects of the proanthocyanidin fraction from the bark of M.