Product name: Mulberry extract
Plant latin name: Morus alba L.
Product specifications: Anthocyanins> 5-25% UV
Appearance: Dark purple powder
Mulberry extract have significantly high amounts of anthocyanins. Scientific studies have shown that consumption of mulberry extract has potential health effects against cancer, diabetes, bacterial infections and neurological diseases.
Mulberry extract contain resveratrol, another important polyphenol flavonoid. Resveratrol primarily makes blood vessels less prone to damage by angiotensin, which can cause blood vessel constriction. Resveratrol increases the production of nitric oxide, which relaxes blood vessels and reduces chances of blood clot formation and subsequent heart issues like strokes or heart attacks.
Meanwhile, mulberries are excellent sources of vitamin-C, which helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents, counter inflammation and scavenge harmful free radicals.
Further, mulberry extract also contains vitamin-A, and vitamin-E, lutein, zeaxanthin, ß-carotene and a-carotene. These compounds help protecting human body from harmful effects of oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species that play a role in aging and various disease processes.
Zeaxanthin reduces oxidative stress on ocular cells, including the retinal macula lutea, also zeaxanthin acts as an antioxidant and prevents damage to the retina, including the free radicals that can cause macular degeneration and cataracts, and harmful ultraviolet rays through light-filtering actions.
Mulberry extract is an excellent source of iron (1.85mg/100g of fruits). As a component of hemoglobin inside the red blood cells, iron in mulberries can significantly increase the production of red blood cells. This helps the body increase its distribution of oxygen to important tissues and organs, thereby boosting metabolism and optimize the functionality of those systems.
Mulberries are also a good source of potassium, manganese, and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. The body uses manganese as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase.
Mulberries are rich in B-complex group of vitamins, and vitamin K, vitamin B6, niacin, riboflavin and folic acid, which act as co-factors and help the human body in the metabolism of carbohydrates, protein, and fats.
Vitamin K, calcium, and iron are all beneficial for the creation and maintenance of bone tissue. As we get older, maintaining strong bones, speeding up the healing process or even reversing the damage of bone degradation is important to prevent osteoporosis or other age-related bone disorders.