Phyto-nutrients

Phyto-nutrients from food

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  • Falcarindiol
  • Ferulic acid
  • Flavonol glycosides
  • Flavonoids
  • Flavonols
  • Gallic acid
  • Gamma-oryzanol
  • Genistein
  • Gingerol
  • Glucobrassicin
  • Glucoraphanin
  • Glucosinolates
  • Glyceollin I, II, III
  • Gossypol
  • Haloperoxidases
  • Hesperidin
  • Hippuric acid
  • Hydroxybenzoic acids
  • Hydroxycinnamic acids
  • Hydroxytyrosol
  • Indole-3-carbinol
  • Indoles
  • Iodine
  • Isoflavones
  • Isoqueritrin
  • Isothiocyanates
  • Kaempferol
  • Lambertianin C
  • Lariciresinol
  • Lentinacin
  • Lentinan
  • Lignans
  • Limonene
  • Limonoids
  • Linystatin
  • Lunasin
  • Lunularin
  • Lupeol
  • Lutein
  • Luteolin
  • Lycopene
  • Malonyldaidzin
  • Malonylgenistin
  • Malvidin
  • Mangiferin
  • Medioresinol
  • Methylquercetin
  • Myricetin
  • Myristicin
  • Naringenin
  • Nasunin
  • Neochlorogenic acid
  • Neoxanthin
  • Oleanolic acid
  • Oleuropein
  • Oryzanol
  • Papain
  • P-coumaric acid
  • Pelargonidin
  • Peonidins
  • Petunidin
  • Phthalides
  • P-hydroxybenzoic acid
  • Phytic acid
  • Phytoene
  • Phytofluene
  • Phytosterols
  • Pinoresinol
  • Polyphenols
  • Proanthocyanidins
  • Procatchuic acids
  • Procyanidins
  • Protocatechuic acid
  • Protodioscin
  • Pterostilbene
  • Punicalagin
  • Punicalin
  • Quercetin
  • Queritrin
  • Quinic acid
  • Resveratrol
  • Rheosmin
  • Rutin
  • Salicylic acid
  • Sanguiin
  • Saponins
  • Sarsasapogenin
  • Secoisolariciresinol
  • Shikimic acid
  • Shogaol
  • Sinapic acid
  • Sinigrin
  • Soyasapogenols
  • Squalene
  • Stigmasterol
  • Sulforaphane
  • Syringic acid
  • Tannins
  • Thiocyanates
  • Thiols
  • Thiosulfinates
  • Tiliroside
  • Triterpenes
  • Triterpenoids
  • Tyrosol
  • Vanillic acid
  • Violaxanthin
  • Vulgaxanthin
  • Zeaxanthin

***All-Body Fitness takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided on this page. Please contact a medical doctor or a registered dietitian for nutrition advice.

3-n-butylphthalide

- is a natural chemical compound found primarily in celery. Its health benefits may range from powerful cardiovascular disease protection and anti-cancer properties to lower blood pressure.

  • Celery

9-oxo-octadecadienoic acid

- is a fatty acid like molecule that may carry powerful lipid oxidation properties leading to improved cardiovascular disease protection.

  • Tomatoes

Ajoene

- is a sulphur-containing compound found in specific plants in nature. Ajoene may carry powerful anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, antioxidative, and anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Garilc

Alkaloids

- are organic nitrogen containing compounds found in plants. Alkaloids have been known for their powerful anti-cancer protective and nervous system stimulative properties. Only certain categories of alkaloids are beneficial to human health.

  • Ginger
  • Peanuts
  • Seaweed (wakame)

Allicin

- is an active organic compound found primarily in garlic. It has been shown to help increase immune system function and may carry anti-cancer properties. In addition, helping to lower “bad” LDL cholesterol while raising “good” HDL cholesterol, and promoting long term cardiovascular sustainability.

  • Garlic
  • Onions

Alliin

- is an organic phytochemical compound found primarily in garlic and onions. It may carry profound health benefits such as increased protection from free radical formations which cause oxidative stress, anti-cancer protection, anti-diabetes properties, and may also serve as an anti-bacterial/anti-fungal remedy. Alliin additionally has been shown to help reduce blood lipid count, blood pressure, and arterial wall stiffness.

  • Garlic
  • Onions

Allophycocyanin

- is a phytochemical compound of phycobiliproteins. Its primary health benefit is to act as a powerful antioxidant to help protect against free radicals from pollution and daily exposure to our natural environment. This considerably helps to reduce oxidative stress on cells and overall aging. Allophycocyanin is also considered a fluorescent coloring pigment found in blue-green algae such as Spirulina.

  • Spirulina

Allyl sulfides

- are powerful phytochemical compounds found primarily in garlic. Allyl sulfides have been shown to help reduce the risk of certain diseases. In addition, it may act as an immune system booster, bone health promoter, antioxidant, and detoxifier. Allyl sulfides may also help reduce cholesterol and the overall risk of heart disease and stroke.

  • Garlic
  • Onions

Alpha-carotene

- is a phytonutrient found in the carotenoid family. Once consumed, our body converts alpha-carotene into vitamin A providing essential health benefits and supporting daily bodily functions. Alpha-carotene may help to promote healthy skin, eyes, bones, teeth, vision, and immune system function.

  • Apricots
  • Asparagus
  • Avocados *
  • Bananas *
  • Bell Peppers *
  • Broccoli *
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Cabbage *
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carrots *****
  • Chili Peppers
  • Corn (yellow) *
  • Iceberg Lettuce
  • Jalapeno Peppers
  • Mangos *
  • Oranges
  • Raspberries
  • Serrano Peppers
  • Squash (butternut) ****
  • Swiss Chard
  • Tomatoes ***

Alpha-cryptoxanthin

- is a phytonutrient found in the carotenoid family. Alpha-cryptoxanthin is under new research for its health benefits, however, many have concluded its profound impact on the body when it is converted into vitamin A. Most recent studies have confirmed that alpha-cryptoxanthin may help to assist in the prevention of cancer.

  • Blackberries

Alpha-lipoic acid

- or annotated as ALA, is a natural antioxidant produced by our body. It plays a major role in the prevention and management of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and oxidative stress. Alpha-lipoic acid has been widely used to enhance insulin usage within the body in order to maintain normalized blood sugar levels. If taken in supplement form, it is recommended to use ALA in the form of r-ALA, which has been shown to be much more effective. But results may vary.

  • Spinach

Alpha-thujene

- is an essential organic oil that is found primarily in the parsley plant. Alpha-thujene has been shown in studies to help reduce the risk of cancer and the effects of carcinogen absorption from a pollutive environment or substance.

  • Parsley

Anacardic acid

- is an organic phytochemical acid. Its health benefits range for every individual, however, it has been shown in many studies to help reduce the risk of cancer, including but not limited to breast cancer, prostate cancer, and pituitary tumors. In addition, It has been found to help reduce inflammation and act as an antioxidant within the body.

  • Mangos

Anthocyanins

- are plant pigments within the family of flavonoids. These may carry highly active antioxidant, cancer protecting, and anti-inflammatory properties. Anthocyanins may also help to produce a cognitive health boost by enhancing memory and cognitive age related decline. They are found abundantly in many fruits and vegetables.

  • Beets
  • Black Beans
  • Blackberries
  • Cabbage
  • Cherries
  • Corn (yellow)
  • Cranberries
  • Eggplant
  • Grapes
  • Peaches
  • Plums
  • Pomegranates
  • Onions
  • Oranges
  • Radish
  • Red Leaf Lettuce
  • Yams

Apigenin

- is a natural compound found in numerous fruits and vegetables. Its primary health benefit is to help reduce cardiovascular disease risk and to help promote anti-cancer protection. This may be achieved by assisting blood pressure lowering and protecting cells from harmful cancer promoting molecules. Apigenin is also classified as a strong antioxidant; warding off free radical formations within the body that contributes to cell damage and increased aging.

  • Celery
  • Parsley

Apiin

- is a phytochemical flavonoid found primarily in parsley. It has been shown to help boost immune system function, while also helping to bind to harmfully invading free radicals. Apiin may also help promote overall long term body health and vitality.

  • Parsley

Asparanin A

- is a powerful phytochemical saponin that may act as an effective anti-inflammatory and inhibitor of cancer causing carcinogens. It has also been studied that asparanin A may help influence apoptosis in hepatocellular carcinoma HepG2 cells (cancer cells in liver tissue).

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Beta-cryptoxanthin

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- is a class of carotenoid that is found in many fruits and vegetables. Its strong antioxidant properties may be responsible for being excellent at scavenging free radicals in the body and protecting DNA from damage. Studies have shown that beta-cryptoxanthin may potentially help reduce the risk of lung cancer by up to 30%, while also rheumatoid arthritis by up to 41%.

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Beta-carotene

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- is a pigment carotenoid found in many plants in nature. They are responsible for giving color to the plant. Beta-carotene specifically has many health benefits such as helping to protect cells (especially DNA) from free radical damage, decreasing the risk of cardiovascular disease, as well as, various forms of cancer.

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Betacyanins

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- are active phenol antioxidants that are found primarily in swiss chard, cactus, and amaranth. They may benefit the body by helping to slow the growth of cancer, helping to promote digestive health, and also act as powerful free radical scavengers (antioxidants).

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Betalains

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- are phytochemical plant pigments found primarily in beets. Betalains may function as powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory inhibitors. However, results may vary for every individual.

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Betanin

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- is a red and yellow phytochemical plant pigment of betacyanins. Betanin may provide powerful anti-cancer protection, and free radical scavenging characteristics. In addition to helping to protect against oxidative stress, betanin also helps to protect against DNA damage and abnormal cell apoptosis.

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Beta-sitosterol

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- is a natural plant sterol. It may contain a host of health benefits that include improved cholesterol management, heart disease remedy, anti-cancer protection, improved prostate health, and improved immune system health. Beta-sitosterol is also used by some athletes to help decrease post-workout inflammation and recovery times.

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Betaxanthins

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- are natural phytochemical plant pigments. Betaxanthins may act as powerful immune system health boosters, while also helping to protect cells from free radical damage. They have also been shown to help promote gastrointestinal health, cardiovascular health, and anti-inflammation.

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Bioflavonoids

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- a natural organic metabolite that is classified into more than 4-6 thousand different forms, each carrying a different benefit to our health. Bioflavonoids can be found inside various types of fruits and vegetables commonly grown in the U.S. and around the world.

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Bromelain

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- is a powerful phytochemical enzyme found primarily in pineapples. It may provide incredible anti-inflammatory effects for most individuals, athletes, and post-surgery patients. It may also provide digestive benefits by helping to improve overall gastrointestinal health and function.

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Caffeic acid

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- is a phytochemical compound found in many plants. Caffeic acid has been used by athletes to help increase athletic performance by decreasing inflammation and recovery times. In addition, caffeic acid acts as a powerful free radical scavenger to help fight off oxidative stress.

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Caffeoylquinic acid

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- is a phytochemical phenolic acid found in selective plants in nature. Caffeolyquinic acid has been found to help reduce inflammation throughout the body and free radical damage to DNA in red blood cells. However, bioavailability may vary depending on the source of caffeolyquinic acid from different fruits and vegetables.

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Capsaicin

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- is an active component of peppers that acts as an irritant to mammals. Capsaicin has been studied and proven to help decrease pain, inflammation, indigestion, cancer risk, headaches, stress, and body weight.

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Carotenoids

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- are plant phytochemicals that include beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. They may have profound health benefits such as increased overall antioxidant protection, anti-cancer protection, cardiovascular disease protection, organ health, eye heath, skin health, and hair health.

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Catechin

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- is a powerful phytochemical flavonoid found in many plants in nature. It may help fight off disease and act as a superior free radical scavenger protecting cells from DNA damage and irregular apoptosis.

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Cepaenes

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- is a phytochemical compound found primarily in onions to give them their natural anti-microbial properties. In addition, cepaenes have been shown to help promote overall good health and may carry anti-cancer properties.

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Chalconaringenin

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- is a phytochemical flavonoid found primarily in tomatoes. Not much data has been collected on this particular flavonoid, however, it may act as a powerful antioxidant to help slow the aging process.

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Chlorogenic acid

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- is a natural phenolic acid that may help to provide the body with superior health benefits ranging from cardiovascular disease protection to broad anti-inflammatory stimulation. In addition, chlorogenic acid assists in free radical scavenging, which helps to protect cells from DNA damage and abnormal apoptosis.

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Chlorophyll

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- is a very important biomolecule found inside many green plants. It is used to conduct photosynthesis by absorbing sunlight and converting it into energy. Chlorophyll is considered a superoxide for its incredible ability to protect cells from oxidative damage. It is also currently being researched as becoming a common cancer therapy protocol.

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Cinnamic acid

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- is an organic phytochemical acid found in selective plants in nature. Its health benefits may include the following: improved anti-cancer protection, blood glucose regulation, digestive health, and mood enhancement.

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Citrus flavanones

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- are a large group of phytochemicals organically found in citrus fruits. They may contain profound health benefits such as improved anti-cancer protection, anti-inflammatory properties, immune system health, and powerful gastrointestinal health influencing.

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Coumaric acids

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- are phytochemical compounds found in fruits. They have been studied to help increase the probiotic effect within the digestive tract and also may act as a strong antioxidant. In addition, it is believed to help protect against stomach cancer.

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Coumarins

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- are a group of phytochemical compounds. Coumarins may provide a host of health benefits such as anti-cancer protection, anti-fungus properties, and improved blood flow by acting as a blood thinning agent.

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Coumestrol

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- is a natural pytoestrogen flavonoid found in many plants such as sprouts, beans, and clover. Coumestrol may help to provide a host of health benefits such as improved: anti-cancer protection, anti-inflammatory effects, neurological protection, bone health boost, promoted ovarian cancer cell apoptosis, and anti-microbial properties.

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C-phycocyanin

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- is a natural blue plant pigment found primarily in spirulina. C-phycocyanin may help to provide powerful anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant protection.

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Crisoeriol

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- is a natural phytochemical flavonoid found primarily in parsley. Crisoeriol does not have sufficient research to report any specific health benefits. However, flavonoids in general may contain anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties.

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Cucurbitacin B

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- is a phytochemcial compound primarily found in cucumbers. According to the Joiurnal of Cancer Research, studies have shown that cucurbitacin B can inhibit the growth of pancreatic cancer cells by up to 50%, while also stimulating apoptosis of existing pancreatic cancer cells.

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Cucurbitacin E

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- is a natural phytochemcial compound. Cucurbitacin E powerfully helps to protect cells from DNA damage from free radical formations within the body. In addition, cucurbitacin E may act as an anti-cancer agent, more specifically with breast cancer.

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Curcumin

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- is a bioactive substance found in curry mixtures and tumeric. It may carry numerous health benefits, such as reduced cancer risk, reduced body inflammation, anti-aging qualities, improved circulation, and natural blood detoxifing effects.

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Cyanidin

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- is a water soluble phytochemical pigment belonging to the anthocyanins group. Its health benefits may include anti-carcinogenic, blood vessel, anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity, and anti-diabetes protection. In addition, cyanidin helps to scavenge free radicals within the body.

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Cytokinins

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- are phytochemical plant hormones. Some research has shown cytokinins may help to regulate cell division and growth, which is greatly correlated to effects on the human body.

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Daidzein

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- is a natural isoflavones phytochemical that is primarily found in soybeans. Daidzein carries unique health benefits such as DNA and osteoporosis protecting properties. Daidzein is currently being studied for its anti-cancer protecting health benefits.

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Delphinidin

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- is a phytochemical within the group of anthocyanins found in many fruits. Delphinidin’s health benefits may include powerful antioxidant, anti-cancer (specifically breast and colon cancer), and skin (UV carcinogenesis) protection.

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Diallyl sulphate

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- is an organic sulfur compound that is naturally found in garlic. Studies have found it to significantly help reduce the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and oxidative stress related illnesses.

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Diosgenin

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- is a natural phytochemical in the group of isoflavones responsible for the numerous health benefits found in yams. Diosgenin more specifically, has been shown to mimic estrogenic effects within the body, however, it must be consumed in large dosages to have this hormonal effect. Diosgenin may also act as an anti-cancer agent, but more research is needed to prove its effectiveness in humans.

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Ellagic acid

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- is a natural phytochemical phenol that is found in many fruits. Although most studies that have been conducted on ellagic acid have been in animal subjects, these findings could have profound implications as well for human subjects, such as, improved anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant protection. This is essential for the wellness and longevity of vital systems throughout the body.

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Ellagitannins

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- is a type of natural phytochemical polymer found in many berry like fruits. Once ellagitannins are consumed, they are converted into ellagic acid. In this state, ellagic acid is responsible for helping to protect against cancer causing free radicals, and can also aid in damaged cell regeneration and proper cell apoptosis.

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Epoxyxanthophyll carotenoids

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- are phytochemical compounds that are primarily found in spinach. Epoxyxanthophyll carotenoids have been shown to help improve our nervous system function and also our vision. In addition, according to research epoxyxanthophyll carotenoids may carry anti-cancer benefits for most individuals.

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Esculeoside A

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- is an organic chemical compound found abundantly in tomatoes. It may carry potent health benefits such as improved anti-cancer protection, improved anti-menopausal protection, improved anti-osteoporosis protection, and lower LDL cholesterol.

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Eugenol

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- is a powerful phytochemical compound found in some plants in nature. Eugenol is very useful in helping to heal infections with its anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal characteristics, however, it can have adverse effects when consumed in abnormally large amounts.

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Falcarindiol

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- is a phytochemical polyacetylene antioxidant found in some plants in nature. Falcarindiol may contain anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, some studies suggest that falcarindiol may have profound effects on cancer cell formations by helping to cause apoptosis.

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Ferulic acid

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- is a phytochemical compound in the family of hydroxycinnamic acids. Ferulic acid may act as a powerful antioxidant, protecting against cell membrane and DNA damage caused by free radicals (specifically superoxide, nitric oxide, and hydroxyl radicals). Ferulic acid may also help to protect our skin from harmful UV sun rays. In addition, ferulic acid has been shown to help protect against cancer formations, menopausal symptoms, and has the potential to lower cardiovascular disease risk by reducing cholesterol and triglyceride levels within the blood.

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Flavonol glycosides

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- are a group of phytochemical compounds belonging to the family of flavonoids. Research has shown flavonol glycosides to be essential to our long-term health and vitality due to their vast profile of antioxidant and anti-cancer characteristics.

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Flavonoids

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- are a vast group of phytochemical compounds with over 6,000 discovered in numerous fruits and vegetables. Flavonoids may help to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, heart attack, and stroke. In addition, flavonoids have been found to help decrease inflammation, oxidative stress, and improve nervous system health. Flavonoids are as well effective body detoxification promoters, and as research continues, more flavonoids will be discovered for their true health potential.

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Flavonols

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- are polyphenolic compounds commonly found in many types of fruits and vegetables. They are responsible for helping to protect against cardiovascular disease and also against unwanted DNA damage.

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Gallic acid

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- is a phytochemical compound found in plants. Gallic acid has been shown to act as an anti-viral and anti-fungal remedy. In addition, gallic acid may help to protect cells from free radical damage from its antioxidant characteristics.

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Gamma-oryzanol

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- is a mixture of antioxidant compounds found primarily in rice and wheat bran. Gamma-oryzanol has been found to help balance high cholesterol levels by reducing cholesterol absorption from food. It also may help to fight off menopausal symptoms.

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Genistein

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- is an active phytochemical isoflavone that is found abundantly in soybeans. It is known for its powerful antioxidant and anti-cancer properties.

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Gingerol

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- is what helps to give ginger and chilli peppers their spiciness. Gingerol is widely used by some individuals for its potentially powerful anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and anti-nausea properties.

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Glucobrassicin

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- is a natural phytochemical compound found primarily in broccoli. Glucobrassicin may help fight against cancer (specifically breast cancer), while also helping to stimulate body detoxification.

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Glucoraphanin

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- is a natural phytochemical compound found primarily in broccoli. Glucoraphanin has been shown in some individuals to help fight against cancer and heart disease.

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Glucosinolates

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- are naturally occurring organic compounds found in certain types of plants like mustard and cabbage. They have been studied to possibly effect carcinogen content within our bodies by eliminating them before they can damage DNA and cell-signaling processes.

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Glyceollin I, II, III

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- are phytochemical compounds found primarily in soybeans. Glyceollin has been shown to help prevent breast and ovarian cancer in some individuals, however, more research is needed to support such claims. Other health benefits may include antioxidant and anti-microbial protection.

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Gossypol

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- is a natural phytochemical phenol found in only a few plants in nature. Gossypol may help to protect against malaria disease and may help to provide effective birth control properties for some individuals. In addition, research is being conducted to test its anti-cancer potential.

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Haloperoxidases

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- are enzyme compounds found in some sea oriented vegetables and organisms. Haloperoxidases have been shown to help increase our insulin sensitivity by stimulating protein enzymes called tyrosine phosphatases. In addition, haloperoxidases may help to decrease the production of glucose and assist in the storage of glycogen.

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Hesperidin

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- is a phytochemical bioflavonoid found primarily in citrus fruits. Hesperidin may help to decrease inflammation in many individuals. In addition, it may also help to improve blood vessel function and health.

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Hippuric acid

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- is an active phytochemical compound found in plants. Hippuric acid may contain anti-bacterial and anti-biotic properties. However, there is not enough research to support any health benefits from consuming this phytochemical.

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Hydroxybenzoic acids

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- are phytochemical phenolic compounds such as coumaric acids, gallic acids, and procatchuic acids found abundantly in blueberries. Hydroxybenzoic acids may serve as effective antioxidants and anti-cancer agents, however, more research is needed to support such claims.

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Hydroxycinnamic acids

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- are phytochemical flavonoids found in many fruits and vegetables in nature. Their health benefits may include powerfully increased antioxidant, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory protection. In addition, hydroxycinnamic acids may enhance alpha-glucosidase in diabetics. Additional health benefits may include improved anti-malaria, anti-fungal, and anti-allergy protection, as well as, enhanced digestive hormonal release and weight-control.

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Hydroxytyrosol

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- is a phytochemical monophenol. Hydroxytyrosol may help to promote respiratory and digestive system health. However, its major health benefit is its incredibly powerful antioxidant profile, arguably one of the most powerful in nature. Antioxidants scavenge free radicals from our body, thus, helping to prevent DNA and cell damage. Hydroxytyrosol contains one of the highest free radical scavenging capacities.

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Indole-3-carbinol

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- is a naturally occurring phytochemical organosulfide found primarily in cruciferous vegetables. Its health benefits include carcinogenic protection and detoxifying enzymatic stimulation, which may lead to strong anti-cancer characteristics.

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Indoles

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- are organic phytochemical compounds that are present in many cruciferous vegetables and plants such as broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts, cauliflower and kale. Indoles have been studied and proven to carry powerful anti-cancer properties and may also benefit immune system function.

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Iodine

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- is a chemical element found in many oceanic foods. It greatly promotes proper functioning of the thyroid gland and may also help to protect it from the negative effects of radiation exposure.

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Isoflavones

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- are a group of estrogen-like phytochemicals found in many fruits and vegetables. Isoflavones have been shown to help protect against various types of cancer and are considered strong free radical scavengers to help fight off oxidative stress, which may slow the aging process and decrease the risk of disease.

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Isoqueritrin

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- is a phytochemical flavonoid similar in structure and function as queritrin, however, isoqueritrin is better absorbed and holds a greater bioavailability. Its health benefits may include anti-cancer, antioxidant, and cardiovascular disease protection. In addition, isoqueritrin may help to boost immune system response and overall health.

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Isothiocyanates

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- are a group of phytochemical compounds found primarily in cruciferous vegetables. Isothiocyanates have been shown to help neutralize carcinogenic activity and act as a powerful anti-cancer combatant.

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Kaempferol

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- is one of thousands of flavonoids which are powerful organic antioxidant compounds abundant in many fruits and vegetables. Kaempferol in particular has been shown in numerous studies to help decrease the risk of cancer and is being considered as a possible treatment.

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Lambertianin C

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- is a phytochemical hydroxybenzoic acid compound found primarily in raspberries. Lambertianin C has been shown to hold powerful antioxidant properties which help protect our cells from free radical damage.

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Lariciresinol

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- is a phytochemical lignan (phytoestrogen) compound. Its primary health benefits may include, anti-cancer (specifically breast and ovarian cancer), anti-fungal, and antioxidant properties. In addition, lariciresinol has been shown to help decrease vascular inflammation and cardiovascular disease risk.

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Lentinacin

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- is a phytochemical compound found primarily in shiitake mushrooms. Lentinacin has been shown to strongly influence reduced LDL cholesterol levels in some individuals.

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Lentinan

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- is a cancer fighting polysaccharide that is most well-found in shiitake mushrooms. Lentinan is widely known for its incredible anti-tumor properties, and boosting capabilities of our immune system response and function.

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Lignans

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- are naturally occurring organic phytochemicals that are found abundantly in chia seeds. They have been studied and proven to be powerful free radical scavengers (antioxidants), to fight against inflammation, and to also help prevent cancer cell formations.

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Limonene

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- is a phytochemical compound found primarily in the skin of citrus fruits. Limonene may contain powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties. In addition, limonene has been used by some individuals to help promote weight-loss and for the possible treatment of bronchitis. However, more research is needed to fully understand its uses.

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Limonoids

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- are phytochemical compounds found primarily in the juice, seeds, and peel of citrus fruits. Research has shown that limonoids may help to lower cholesterols levels within the blood, as well as, help to protect against various forms of cancer. Limonoids may also promote body detoxification of carcinogens while also providing antioxidant protection from free radical formations. Further research is being investigated for possible anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial benefits.

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Linystatin

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- is a phytochemical compound found primarily in flaxseeds. The health benefits contained in linystatin may include cholesterol lowering properties, anti-cancer protection, lower cardiovascular disease risk, and reduced menopausal symptoms. However, more research is needed to support such claims.

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Lunasin

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- is a phytochemical peptide found primarily in soybeans. Lunasin has been shown to be a powerful anti-carcinogenic promoter, leading to its incredible anti-cancer characteristics. In addition, lunasin has been shown to act as an effective antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, helping to protect the body from free radical formations and oxidative stress.

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Lunularin

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- is a phytochemical compound found primarily in celery. Lunularin acts as a powerful antioxidant to scavenge free radicals from the body and reduce oxidative stress levels. In addition, lunularin may also help to prevent cancer.

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Lupeol

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- is a phytochemical compound found in some fruits. Lupeol has been studied to contain health benefiting properties that may help protect against inflammation, cancer, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, renal toxicity, and hepatic toxicity.

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Lutein

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- is a naturally occurring carotenoid vitamin found in many fruits and vegetables. It has been shown to help prevent age related eye degenerative effects, various forms of cancer, and may also assist in cardiovascular health and function.

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Luteolin

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- is a phytochemical polyphenol compound found in many plants in nature. Its health benefits may include anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and age related mental decline protection. In addition, luteolin may also act as a remedy against nausea and vomiting, rheumatoid arthritis effects, and may help to prevent bone loss from osteoporosis. However, more research is needed to support such claims.

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Lycopene

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- is a phytochemical pigment carotenoid found in many fruits and vegetables in nature. It has been shown that lycopene may act as a powerful antioxidant combatant in lab studies. However, further research is needed with human trials to support such claims.

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Malonyldaidzin

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- is a phytochemical isoflavone (phytoestrogen) compound found in soybeans. More research is needed to consider any health benefits from malonyldaidzin, however in general, isoflavones have been shown to help provide anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant protection.

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Malonylgenistin

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- is a phytochemical isoflavone (phytoestrogen) compound found in soybeans. More research is needed to consider any health benefits from malonylgenistin, however in general, isoflavones have been shown to help provide anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant protection.

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Malvidin

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- is a phytochemical anthocyanin compound found in many plants in nature. Its health benefits may include antioxidant, anti-cancer, and skin anti-aging (from UV ray exposure) properties. In addition, malvidin may also help to boost insulin release. However, more research is needed to support such claims.

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Mangiferin

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- is a natural phytochemical compound found in some plants in nature. Mangiferin has been shown to contain anti-microbial and antioxidant properties. However, more research is needed to support such claims.

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Medioresinol

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- is a phytochemical lignan compound. Medioresinol may act as an antioxidant fighting off free radical formations within the body, thus decreasing oxidative stress levels and protecting DNA from being damaged.

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Methylquercetin

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- is a phytochemical flavonoid compound. Its health benefits may include anti-viral, anti-cancer, and antioxidant protection.

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Myricetin

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- is a phytochemical flavonol compound found in some fruits and vegetables. Its health benefits may include anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant protection. In addition, myricetin may improve bone, heart, and brain health by influencing vital healing and disease preventative actions associated with these systems.

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Myristicin

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- is a phytochemical compound found primarily in parsley. Myristicin has been shown to help increase glutathione levels within the body causing a reduced risk of cancer and many other diseases. In addition, myristicin may increase the liver’s enzyme production for a greater detoxifying effect.

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Naringenin

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- is a phytochemical polyphenol found primarily in citrus fruits. Its health benefits may include powerful anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-diabetes protection. In addition, naringenin may help to prevent CVD (cardiovascular disease) by lowering blood cholesterol levels. Naringenin may also help to boost our overall immune system health and function.

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Nasunin

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- is a phytochemical compound found primarily in eggplant. Nasunin has been shown to act as a powerful antioxidant agent protecting cells and DNA from harmful free radicals. In addition, nasunin may also help to prevent peroxidases of cholesterol in the blood, which may help to eliminate plaque build-up in blood vessels.

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Neochlorogenic acid

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- is classified as a naturally occuring polyphenolic compound found in prunes. Neochlorogenic acid may contain powerful free radical scavenging properties, cancer protective properties, and also may carry natural laxative properties for improved digestion.

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Neoxanthin

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- is a phytochemical carotenoid found in some plants in nature. Neoxanthin has been shown to help stimulate apoptosis of prostate cancer cells. In addition, neoxanthin may act as a powerful anti-inflammatory. However, further research is needed to support such claims.

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Oleanolic acid

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- is a phytochemical triterpenoid compound found in some fruits and vegetables. The health benefits of oleanolic acid may include anti-cancer (including pancreatic, prostate, and ovarian cancer), antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory protection.

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Oleuropein

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- is a phytochemical compound found primarily in olive oil. Its health benefits may include anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-atherogenic, anti-microbial, and antioxidant protection. In addition, oleuropein has been well used in Mediterranean diets for increasing well-being and for slowing the aging process.

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Oryzanol

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- is a phytochemical compound found in the bran of various grains. Oryzanol has been shown to contain powerful antioxidant properties. In addition, oryzanol may help to lower cholesterol, hypertension, and provide anti-carcinogen protection.

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Papain

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- is a digestive enzyme found in some fruits. Its primary health benefit is to assist in the digestion of proteins resulting in greater absorption of essential amino acids. In addition, papain has been used to combat pain and inflammation, while effectively aiding in wound healing.

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P-coumaric acid

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- is a phytochemical hydroxycinnamic acid found in many fruits and vegetables. P-coumaric acid has been shown to act as an effective antioxidant against free radicals. P-coumaric acid may also help to protect against cancer-causing carcinogens

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Pelargonidin

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- is a phytochemical anthocyanin compound found in many fruits. Its health benefits may include anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant protection. In addition, pelargonidin has been shown to help boost gastrointestinal health in some individuals. However, further research is needed to support such claims.

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Peonidins

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- is a phytochemical anthocyanin compound found abundantly in some fruits. Its health benefits may include anti-cancer (including breast and lung cancer), anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, and antioxidant protection. In addition, peonidins may also help to lower cholesterol levels, and act as an anti-microbial remedy. However, further research is needed to support such claims.

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Petunidin

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- is a natural organic polyphenol molecule that is found in some species of plants. Its health benefits to the body may include free radical protection, diabetes protection, cancer protection, and UV exposure protection.

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Phthalides

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- are a group of phytochemical compounds found abundantly in celery. Phthalides have been shown to act as smooth muscle relaxants causing potentially lower blood pressure. Phthalides may also act as an effective diuretic, helping the body to rid of any unneeded water retention. Phthalides have also been shown to help decrease stress hormone production, resulting in the lowering of hypertension. However, further research is needed to support such claims.

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P-hydroxybenzoic acid

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- is a phytochemical compound found in plants. Not enough research has been conducted to report any health benefits of p-hydroxybenzoic acid. However, recent studies have indicated that p-hydroxybenzoic acid may contain powerful antioxidant properties.

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Phytic acid

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- is a phytochemical compound found in plants. Phytic acid has been shown to act as an antioxidant, helping to protect DNA and cells from free radical damage. In addition, phytic acid may help to protect against various types of cancer, as well as, kidney stones. However, phytic acid may impair the absorption of zinc, iron, and calcium. This effect can be lowered by soaking, sprouting, or fermenting phytic acid containing foods.

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Phytoene

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- is a phytochemical carotene compound. Its health benefits may include anti-cancer (including prostate cancer), anti-inflammatory, macular degeneration, and antioxidant protective properties. Due to the high antioxidant capacity of phytoene when combined with phytofluene, zeta-carotene, gamma-carotene, beta-carotene, neurosporene, and lutein; research has demonstrated it to be an effective oxidative stress lowering and DNA protective agent.

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Phytofluene

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- is a phytochemical carotenoid compound found in some fruits and vegetables. Phytofluene has been shown to provide possible anti-inflammatory, macular degeneration, antioxidant, and anti-cancer (including prostate cancer) protective properties.

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Phytosterols

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- are naturally occurring compounds found in many plants in nature. Phytosterols have been shown to substantially help lower LDL cholesterol, help protect against cancer, and help to prevent cardiovascular disease. There are over 200 varieties of known sterols in this category.

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Pinoresinol

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- is a phytochemical lignan compound found in plants. Pinoresinol has been shown to be an effective antioxidant; scavenging free radicals and lowering oxidative stress. In addition, further research continues for its possible anti-cancer protective properties against breast, uterine, ovarian, and prostate cancers.

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Polyphenols

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- are a group of phytochemical compounds found in many fruits. Polyphenols have profound health benefits that may include increased protection against cardiovascular diseases, cancers, osteoporosis, neurodegenerative diseases, and diabetes mellitus. In addition, polyphenols are powerful antioxidants, protecting cells and DNA from free radicals.

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Proanthocyanidins

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- are a species of polyphenols found abundantly in berries and grapes. Proanthocyanidins may help to reduce blood pressure, cholesterol levels, provide anti-cancer protection, and may also inhibit histamine production to ease allergy symptoms.

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Procatchuic acids

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- are phytochemical hydroxybenzoic acid compounds found abundantly in blueberries. Insufficient research has been conducted on the health benefits of procatchuic acids, however, hydroxybenzoic acids in general have been shown to be powerful free radical scavengers (antioxidants) protecting cells and DNA from oxidative stress and abnormal apoptosis (cell death).

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Procyanidins

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- are phytochemical proanthocyanidin compounds found abundantly in grapes. Procyanidins have been shown to possess powerful antioxidant characteristics, which is essential to slowing the overall aging process of cells.

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Protocatechuic acid

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- is a phytochemical phenolic compound found in many plants in nature. Protocatechuic acid has been shown to contain powerful antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-apoptosis, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory characteristics. In addition, protocatechuic acid may also help to improve glucose management.

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Protodioscin

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- is a phytochemical compound found in some plants in nature. Its primary health benefit is to influence libido levels in male individuals by increasing testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, and dehydroepiandrosterone. However, further research and case studies are needed in order to support such claims.

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Pterostilbene

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- is a phytochemical compound found in some plants in nature. Its health benefits may include anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant protective properties. In addition, pterostilbene has been shown to help regulate blood glucose levels. Combining all of these health benefits together, pterostilbene may also help to support brain health by repairing damaged brain cells, while helping to reverse cognitive decline. However, further research and case studies are needed in order to support such claims.

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Punicalagin

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- is a phytochemical compound found abundantly in pomegranates. Punicalagin is a powerful antioxidant; protecting cells and DNA from harmful free radicals. In addition, punicalagin has been shown to help lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and plaque build-up within blood vessels, thus increasing the health of the cardiovascular system.

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Punicalin

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- is a phytochemical compound found abundantly in pomegranates. Punicalin is believed to act as a powerful antioxidant responsible for the anti-cancer and the anti-oxidative stress properties found in punicalin containing plants.

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Quercetin

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- is a phytochemical flavonoid compound found in many fruits and vegetables. Its health benefits may include powerful anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant protective properties. Quercetin has also been shown to help increase athletic performance and endurance in many individuals. In addition, quercetin may improve cardiovascular health and longevity. However, not enough research has demonstrated consistent results to support such claims.

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Queritrin

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- is a phytochemical flavonoid compound found abundantly in cherries. Queritrin has been shown to act as a powerful antioxidant and anti-cancer agent. Queritrin has been labeled by some as one of the most powerful anti-cancer agents in nature.

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Quinic acid

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- is a phytochemical compound found in some plants in nature. Quinic acid has been shown to assist in the antioxidant activities of other antioxidants within the body.

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Resveratrol

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- is a naturally occurring polyphenol compound found in nuts, grapes, berries, and cocoa. It may contain powerful antioxidant properties which repel free radicals and may help to prevent cancer cell formations.

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Rheosmin

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- is an organic substance also referred to as a raspberry ketone. Rheosmin has been studied and shown to help increase the metabolism of fat cells within our body and may also help to decrease the absorption of new dietary fat from food.

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Rutin

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- is a phytochemical bioflavonoid compound found abundantly in apples. Rutin may contain powerful antioxidant, as well as, blood vessel strengthening and anti-plaque properties. Rutin may also act as a mild anti-inflammatory.

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Salicylic acid

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- is a phytochemical aspirin-like compound found in plants. Salicylic acid has been shown to help decrease inflammation and cancer risk, while increasing cardiovascular health.

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Sanguiin

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- is a phytochemical ellagitannin compound found abundantly in berry like fruits such as raspberries. Sanguiin has been shown to act as a powerful antioxidant, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory agent. Naturally, all antioxidants contain multiple health benefits.

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Saponins

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- are phytochemical compounds found abundantly in plants. Its health benefits may include anti-cancer (including colon cancer), anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant protective properties. In addition, saponins have been shown to effectively decrease cholesterol levels within the blood.

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Sarsasapogenin

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- is a phytochemical sapogenin compound. Sarsasapogenin has been shown to contain powerful anti-tumor and anti-depressant properties.

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Secoisolariciresinol

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- is a phytochemical lignan (phytoestrogen) compound found abundantly in many fruits. Its health benefits may include anti-cancer (including breast and colon cancer), anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant protective properties. In addition, secoisolariciresinol may help to lower cholesterol levels in men. However, further research is needed to support such claims.

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Shikimic acid

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- is a phytochemical compound found in plants. Shikimic acid has been shown, in combination with quercetin, to possibly be an effective anti-viral agent.

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Shogaol

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- is a phytochemical compound found primarily in ginger root. Shogaol has been shown to contain effective anti-nausea and anti-vomiting properties. In addition, shogaol may help to increase digestion activity and assist in metabolizing fatty acids.

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Sinapic acid

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- is a phytochemical compound found in some fruits. Its health benefits may include antioxidant, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and anti-anxiety protective properties.

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Sinigrin

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- is a phytochemical glucosinolate compound found in plants. Its health benefits may include anti-cancer (including bladder and liver cancer), antioxidant, and anti-microbial protective properties. In addition, sinigrin may contain detoxifying characteristics.

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Soyasapogenols

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- are phytochemical compounds found abundantly in soybeans. Soyasapogenlos have been shown to contain anti-cancer, anti-virus, antioxidant, hepato (liver), and cardiovascular protective properties.

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Squalene

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- is a natural substance found in cashews and fish. It has been shown by the American Cancer Society to benefit our immune system strength and function. In addition, squalene may help to protect and treat harmful cancer cell formations.

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Stigmasterol

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- is a phytochemical phytosterol compound found in some plants in nature. The health benefits of stigmasterol may include anti-osteoarthritic, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant protective properties. In addition, stigmasterol has been shown to help lower cholesterol, and may provide a natural form of birth control.

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Sulforaphane

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- is a phytochemical isothiocyanate compound found abundantly in some cruciferous vegetables. Sulforaphane has been shown to help prevent cancer (including prostate cancer), provide anti-inflammatory effects, and antioxidant protective properties.

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Syringic acid

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- is a phytochemical flavonoid found in plants. Syringic acid may contain blood glucose regulating characteristics that help inhibit the enzyme alpha-glucosidase, which is responsible for the breakdown of ingested carbohydrates into simple sugars.

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Tannins

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- are organic antioxidant biomolecules that may carry potent anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial properties. Tannins are also known for their ability to improve dental hygiene and reduce plaque build-up on teeth. Tannins do however possess strong staining properties.

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Thiocyanates

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- are a group of phytochemical compounds found in some plants in nature. The health benefits of thiocyanates may include powerful anti-cancer (including thyroid cancer), anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant protective properties. However, although thiocynates may protect against thyroid cancer, it may also inhibit the absorption of iodine, which is essential for proper thyroid function. Therefore, medical opinion is advised and consumption must be moderated.

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Thiols

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- are phytochemical compounds found in many plants in nature. Thiols are groups of powerful antioxidants including glutathione (L-glutamyl- L-cysteinly glycine, GSH), N-acetylcysteine (NAC), captopril, homocysteine (HCYS), cysteine (CYS), and ç-glutamyl cysteine (GGC). Antioxidants protect against free radical damage to cell membranes and DNA, preventing pre-mature apoptosis (cell death).

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Thiosulfinates

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- are phytochemical organosulfur compounds. Thiosulfinates have been shown to contain powerful anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal properties.

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Tiliroside

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- is a phytochemical flavonoid compound found abundantly in raspberries. Tiliroside has been shown to activate adiponectin (a glucose regulating protein molecule) and balance lipid, insulin, and sugar levels within the blood. In addition, tiliroside may contain anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic, and hepatoprotective (liver protective) properties.

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Triterpenes

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- are a large group of phytochemical compounds. Their collective health benefits may include powerful anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and antioxidant properties.

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Triterpenoids

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- are phytochemical compounds found in some plants in nature. The health benefits of triterpenoids may include powerful anti-cancer (including colon, breast, mouth, and T-cell leukemia cancer), anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and hepato (liver) protective properties.

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Tyrosol

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- is a phytochemical phenolic compound found in some plants in nature. Tyrosol may contain powerful antioxidant properties, which help to protect cells and DNA from free radical damage causing irregular apoptosis (cell death). Consuming antioxidants daily may decrease cell aging and the risk of many chronic diseases.

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Vanillic acid

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- is a phytochemical phenolic acid found in many plants in nature. Its health benefits may include powerful anti-viral, anti-carcinogenic, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal protective properties.

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Violaxanthin

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- is a phytochemical epoxyxanthophyll compound found abundantly in spinach. Some studies have demonstrated that violaxanthin may act as a powerful anti-inflammatory. However, more human trials will be needed to show this result in a broad range of individuals.

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Vulgaxanthin

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- is a phytochemical betalain compound. Vulgaxanthin has been shown to contain powerful and effective anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and detoxification properties.

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Zeaxanthin

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- is a naturally occurring carotenoid vitamin found in many fruits and vegetables. It has been shown to help prevent age related eye degenerative effects, various forms of cancer, and may also help to protect the skin from UV ray damage.

 

 

 

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