Dihydroquercetin, a powerful antioxidant found in fruits and vegetables, seeks and neutralizes free radicals in the body. It has a unique molecular structure which makes it especially effective at preventing cellular damage, according to the company, and even induces other antioxidant enzymes to take preventative action as well.
Studies have shown that DHQ has the ability to not only protect cells, but also to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. This property of DHQ means that it can actually lead to renewed elasticity and rejuvenation of the skin. There is an abundance of evidence which supports DHQ’s capacity to promote internal healing after any type of injury, internal or external to our bodies. Lastly, the antioxidant properties of DHQ also make this ingredient a potential alternative for shelf-life extension, flavor enhancement, and color stabilization for the food and beverage industry.
Cecilia McCollum, Blue California's executive vice president, noted, "The availability of this water-soluble antioxidant can bring enormous benefits to dietary supplements, cosmetics and functional beverages. BC-DHQTM can offer consumers added protection against premature aging, chronic inflammation and other health problems related to oxidative stress." Ms. McCollum added, “it is important to note also that we have already started work on the GRAS self- affirmation for this ingredient. We understand our customers’ need for sustained availability, highest purity, competitive pricing and regulatory compliance.”
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