Category Archives: Polyphenols

Mechanisms That Make Polyphenols Neuroprotective

Polyphenols are naturally occurring phytochemicals found in all plants. Dietary polyphenols are neuroprotective compounds that may have therapeutic uses as mood stabilisers. The mechanisms by which polyphenols can act as neuroprotective agents is not known, but it has been suggested … Continue reading

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Are Dietary Polyphenols Effective Against Depression?

Dietary polyphenols are non-essential phytochemicals that have been shown to possess certain health effects. It has been suggested that these health effects stem largely from the ability of polyphenols to confer antioxidant protection on the consumer. Evidence suggests that polyphenols … Continue reading

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Mangiferin and Morin

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Red Wine and Anxiety

Resveratrol is a polyphenolic substance found in large amounts in red wine. Resveratrol is associated with a number of health effects and this has been linked to its antioxidant effects. As antioxidants are protective of mood disorders, it has been … Continue reading

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Stimulation of New Brain Cells by Polyphenols

It has been evidenced that at least two parts of the brain are able to generate new neurones (neurogenesis). These areas are the the subventricular zone and the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus. Factors that can inhibit this process include … Continue reading

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Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)

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Citrus Aurantium: Phytochemistry Influenced By Ripeness

Citrus is a large group of fruit bearing trees that include oranges and lemons. Citrus fruit are well known for their vitamin C content, but also contain a number of other phytochemicals that are of interest. Citrus aurantium is commonly … Continue reading

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Aronia Melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry)

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Ellagic Acid: Neuroprotective Polyphenol

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Cocoa For Relaxation?

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