Botanical Source: Rice Bran
trans-Ferulic acid is a highly abundant phenolic phytochemical which is present in plant cell walls. trans-Ferulic acid is a phenolic acid that can be absorbed by the small intestine and excreted through the urine. It is one of the most abundant phenolic acids in plants, varying from 5 g/Kg in wheat bran to 9 g/kg in sugar-beet pulp and 50 g/kg in corn kernel. It occurs primarily in seeds and leaves both in its free form (rarely) and covalently linked to lignin and other biopolymers. It is usually found as ester cross-links with polysaccharides in the cell wall, such as arabinoxylans in grasses, pectin in spinach and sugar beet and xyloglucans in bamboo. It also can cross-link with proteins. Due to its phenolic nucleus and an extended side chain conjugation (carbohydrates and proteins), it readily forms a resonance stabilized phenoxy radical which accounts for its potent antioxidant potential. Food supplementation with curcuminand ferulic acid is considered a nutritional approach to reduce oxidative damage and amyloid pathology in Alzheimer disease.
Rice bran extract is prepared from the rice husk. The main ingredient of rice bran extract, Ferulic acid is an antioxidant which neutralizes free radicals that could cause oxidative damage of cell membranes and DNA. Rice bran extract, ferulic acid helps to prevent damage to our cells caused by ultraviolet light. Ferulic acid is often added as ingredient of anti-aging supplements.
• Antioxidant effect
• Prevention of food discoloration
• Cosmetic effect ,skin whitening, photo-protection
• Growth and brain function enhancing effect
• Inhibitory effect of carcinogenesis of colorectal cancer
• Blood sugar and pressure lowering effect
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Anti-inflammatory agents that are non-steroidal in nature. In addition to anti-inflammatory actions, they have analgesic, antipyretic, and platelet-inhibitory actions.They act by blocking the synthesis of prostaglandins by inhibiting cyclooxygenase, which converts arachidonic acid to cyclic endoperoxides, precursors of prostaglandins. Inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis accounts for their analgesic, antipyretic, and platelet-inhibitory actions; other mechanisms may contribute to their anti-inflammatory effects.
Cholagogues and Choleretics
Gastrointestinal agents that stimulate the flow of bile into the duodenum (cholagogues) or stimulate the production of bile by the liver (choleretic).
Agents that prevent BLOOD CLOTTING
Drugs used in the treatment of acute or chronic vascular HYPERTENSION regardless of pharmacological mechanism. Among the antihypertensive agents are DIURETICS; (especially DIURETICS, THIAZIDE); ADRENERGIC BETA-ANTAGONISTS; ADRENERGIC ALPHA-ANTAGONISTS; ANGIOTENSIN-CONVERTING ENZYME INHIBITORS; CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS; GANGLIONIC BLOCKERS.