Pterostilbene is a type of polyphenol, a class of molecules that naturally occur in plants. Plants use pterostilbene and other polyphenols to fight off infection and pathogens. When humans eat polyphenols, our bodies use them for a similar purpose: pterostilbene and other polyphenols act as antioxidants, neutralizing free radicals on impact. Free radicals are volatile, oxygen-carrying molecules that carry an uneven amount of electrons. When free radicals accumulate in our body, they can cause damage to our cells. Antioxidants donate electrons to free radicals, which offsets the imbalance in the free radical molecule and prevents further damage from oxidative stress.
free radicals are volatile, oxygen-carrying molecules that carry an uneven amount of electrons. Antioxidants can donate electrons to free radicals, which offsets the imbalance and prevents cellular damage
Pterostilbene is a molecule of many talents. It’s known to reduce inflammation and can help prevent or treat chronic health problems like atherosclerosis, diabetes, high cholesterol, and even certain forms of cancer. By reducing inflammation in the brain and body, pterostilbene can help deter age-related cognitive problems like Alzheimer’s disease. And by fighting oxidative stress, pterostilbene prevents a key factor in the development of heart disease. Pterostilbene even prevents atherosclerosis (the hardening of arteries) by inhibiting the buildup of cholesterol.
by reducing inflammation in the brain and body, pterostilbene can help deter age-related cognitive problems and heart disease
But better still, pterostilbene may have the power to prevent cancer! In a report published by the Journal of Surgical Research, scientists determined that pterostilbene can hinder cancer growth by altering cellular apoptosis (programmed cell death that stops cancer growth) and inhibiting metastasis (the spread of cancer from one part of the body to another). Pterostilbene can also activate tumor suppressor genes at the same time as decreasing the expression of tumor-promoting genes.
scientists determined that pterostilbene can hinder cancer growth by and inhibiting metastasis - the spread of cancer from one part of the body to another
In nature, pterostilbene is most commonly found in blueberries. Simply eating more blueberries is one tasty way to incorporate more pterostilbene in your diet. But to make the most of pterostilbene’s healing power, reach for a bottle of happy being®. one bottle has 50 mg of pterostilbene, which is equivalent to 962 cups of blueberries! That’s the nutritional power of the entire produce section in one twelve ounce bottle of white tea.