Common name: Pterostilbene
CAS NO.: 537-42-8
Molecular Formula: C16-H16-O3
Molecular Weight: 256.299
Test method: HPLC
Packing: 1KG/ package
Storage: Store in cool and dry place and keep away from strong direct light and heat
Shelf Life: Two years when properly stored
What is Pterostilbene?
Pterostilbene is a methylated stilbene molecule with structural similarity to Resveratrol, the only difference being two methoxy groups on the pterostilbene molecule that replace hydroxy groups on the resveratrol molecule. While most of the actions of the two are comparable, pterostilbene appears to be much more well absorbed following oral ingestion and may be a more potent antioxidant and anticancer molecule.
Health Benefits of Pterostilbene
1. Potent Antioxidant
Experiments suggest pterostilbene has several important benefits. First and foremost, the compound acts as a powerful antioxidant. It also appears to bind to PPAR receptors, stimulating production of the compound. PPAR plays an important role regulating cholesterol and lipids in the blood. One study using animal models reported its success promoting normal triglyceride levels.
2. Supports Normal Blood Sugar
Numerous studies have found blueberry consumption, particularly pterostilbene ingestion, supports already healthy blood sugar. In one study, 97 adults took a pterostilbene supplement for 12 weeks. At the end of the study, 67% of the participants had normal glucose levels.
3. Rejuvenates Brain Cells
The antioxidant and soothing properties of pterostilbene helps brain cell health. Multiple studies have demonstrated pterostilbene supports motor function and cognitive abilities in adults suffering from memory changes.
4. Like Red Wine, Pterostilbene Promotes Longevity
Trans-pterostilbene is a bioactive chemical which has been shown to support cognitive health, normal blood sugar, and soothe irritation. In vitro and in vivo studies support pterostilbene’s therapeutic effects. The compound also acts as a caloric restriction mimetic, triggering the human body to release biochemicals such as adiponectin which promotes healing.