Product description of Ferulic acid
Product name: Natural Ferulic Acid
Ferulic acid, like many natural phenols, is an antioxidant in vitro in the sense that it is reactive toward free radicals such as reactive oxygen species (ROS). ROS and free radicals are implicated in DNA damage, cancer, and accelerated cell aging. If added to a topical preparation of ascorbic acid and vitamin E, ferulic acid may reduce oxidative stress and formation of thymine dimers in skin. There is also a small amount of research showing oral supplements of ferulic acid can inhibit melanin production in the process of skin whitening. It is used as a matrix for proteins in MALDI mass spectrometry analyses.
Function of description of Ferulic acid
1 Antineoplastic Action
In a study of the inhibitory effects of three phenolic compounds on benzo[a]pyrene- and 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene-induced neoplasia in mice, ferulic acid and chlorogenic acid were active-although less so than ellagic acid-against lung carcinogenesis, but were ineffective against skin tumor formation.
2. Sun Protection
The vitamin E/ferulic acid compound alphatocopheryl ferulate (alphaTF)
has the capacity to absorb UV radiation, thereby maintaining tocopherol in a stable state. Thus, researchers investigated whether alphaTF can act as a depigmenting agent and antioxidant to improve and prevent UVinduced facial hyperpigmentation.
In a recent study of the freeradical scavenging abilities of ferulic acid and eugenol that may summarize current thinking on this potent phenolic compound, ferulic acid was deemed an effective antioxidant . The investigators concluded it may be useful in preventing cell damage by free radicals.
As an antioxidant, ferulic acid will pair with molecules called free radicals. Left untouched, free radicals in the body look for molecules to bond with, often bonding with molecules in cell walls and damaging the cell in the process. In a 1992 report published in "Free Radical Biology and Medicine" scientists classed ferulic acid as having "potent antioxidant potential." This is partly because it bonds easily with free radicals to create stable phenoxy radicals.
Application of description of Ferulic acid
1.Pharmaceutical as capsules or pills.
2.Functional food as capsules or pills.