April 27, 2010
IRVINE, Calif.ChromaDex Corp., a natural products chemistry company which provides novel ingredients to the dietary supplement, food, beverage and cosmetic markets, launched pTeroPure Pterostilbene, based on the grant of an exclusive worldwide license to all-patent rights of pterostilbene from the University of Mississippi and the Agricultural Research Service, which is the principle intramural scientific agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The term of the license is up to and including the expiration of various pterostilbene patents held by the licensors.
Pterostilbene is chemically related to resveratrol, a compound that can be found in the grapes, blueberries and other small fruits, as well as the bark of some trees.. In laboratory tests, pterostilbene has shown promise for improving cardiovascular health, glucose levels, anti-aging and cognitive function; and, possessing cancer-fighting properties. Various scientific publications have shown pterostilbene has significantly higher activity compared to resveratrol, according to the company.
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