What Is Quercetin

Quercetin is a type of flavonoid that is commonly heard of when talking about apple polyphenols. It’s not just found in apples, quercetin is also found in other fruits and vegetables like onions and grapes… plants that contain high amounts of antioxidants and polyphenols. Quercetin, much like ellagic acid, also provides protection against cancer. Both aid in cell apoptosis, protect against disease and DNA damage. Quercetin also has anti-inflammatory capabilities.

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Ellagic Acid And It’s Benefits

Ellagic acid has really interested the scientific community in the last few years. It can be found in fruits like raspberries, strawberries, grapes, pears, peaches, kiwi and of course apples. The reason that ellagic acid has sparked interest is because it exhibits a strong anticancer activity. Ellagic acid protects the DNA and RNA from damage specifically the chromosomes. Studies also found that it blocks damage from cancer causing pollutants and hydrocarbons that are found in cigarette smoke, which is an increasing problem especially to those who live in cities. Damage from other toxic chemicals like benzopyrene have also been thwarted.

Ellagic acid will not be found in any products for consumption, it is only found in fresh fruits and nuts. The processing, cooking and combination of materials to make packaged products destroys many of the vitamins and beneficial contents like ellagic acid. The tests on most packaged products showed zero percent of ellagic acid. Other tests showed nearly untraceable amounts. So basically, there is no benefits of ellagic acid except for the fresh produce which it naturally occurs.

Two fruits worth mentioning are the pomegranate (also known as the Chinese apple) and the red raspberry. Pomegranates contain 40% ellagic acid. Red raspberries contain around 1500mcg of ellagic acid. Fresh ellagic acid will be very beneficial in promoting optimum health of the body in combination with exercise and other natural supplements like apple polyphenols, chlorophyll and other natural fruit/vegetable extracts. The idea is to supply the body with healthy concentrated amounts of natural substances that can benefit the body especially during exercise.

Written by Jacob Jacobson.

Increase Muscle Strength With Polyphenols

increase muscle strength

Many studies have shown that apple polyphenols in particular, increase muscle strength by increasing the fiber densities. The saying “you are what you eat” is more than proven with some of these studies. The same polyphenols that give plants and fruits their antioxidant capabilities are more than beneficial to human muscles.

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Medicine & Science and Sports & Exercise stated that rats got almost a 100 percent increase in a specific type of muscle strength due to apple polyphenols. —Becky Holman · www.X-tremeLean.com.

Publish Date: 03/15/2010 22:56

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Dietary apple polyphenols have preventive effects against lengthening contraction-induced muscle injuries.

They tested the effects of polyphenols on muscle injury and how the muscles performed afterwards.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19866470

While taking polyphenol supplements they may provide protection against physical fatigue and increased endurance due to muscle protection and increased strength.

Effects of Applephenon and ascorbic acid on physical fatigue.

Effects of Apple polyphenols and ascorbic acid were tested on fatigue.

Written and Published by: J.  Jacobson