Extracts exhibit health benefits

by Jeff Gelski
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Extracts from FutureCeuticals, Inc., Momence, Ill., exhibited health benefits in studies conducted at the FutureCeuticals laboratories by Dr. Zbigniew Pietrzkowski, vice-president of research and development.

VitaGranate, a standardized pomegranate extract, was found to be an activator of the heart-health influencing enzyme Paraoxonase 1 (PON1) in an ex vivo study. Study results found VitaGranate stimulated PON1 in human serum by as much as 47%.

VitaBlue, a standardized blueberry extract, was shown to inhibit the Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) in vitro up to 98% at a concentration of 0.3%. High levels of this enzyme are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular health concerns.

CranForte, a standardized cranberry and grape seed extract blend, was shown to inhibit low-densisty lipoprotein (L.D.L.) cholesterol in an ex vivo study.

For more information, visit www.futureceuticals.com.

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