Cactus Botanics has extended its line of myricetin, a potent flavonoid derivative of Chinese Bayberry bark (Myrica cerifera) to accommodate a global spike in demand following a flurry of independent research in 2011 and 2012.
In early 2011, Cactus Botanics first offered Myricetin 80%, as tested by HPLC. Now, "our esteemed research and development experts have expanded the specifications to now include Myricetin 50%, Myricetin 80% and Myricetin 90%," says Carol Cheow, General Manager.
Myricetin is a flavonoid that is commonly found in natural food sources. Cactus Botanics' myrecitin is extracted from the bark, leaves, and roots of the plant Myrica cerifera, and is completely water soluble, which means it makes an excellent source for teas as well.
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- "Effects of nitric oxide on reactive oxygen species and antioxidant capacity in Chinese Bayberry during storage" Scientia Horticulturae, Volume 135, 24 February 2012, 106–111
- "Myricetin attenuated MPP+-induced cytotoxicity by anti-oxidation and inhibition of MKK4 and JNK activation in MES23.5 cells" Neuropharmacology, Volume 61, Issues 1–2, July–August 2011, 329–335
- "Hydroethidine as a probe for measuring superoxide formation rates during air oxidation of myricetin and quercetin" Tetrahedron Letters, Volume 52, Issue 41, 12 October 2011, 5384–5387
- "Protective effects of catechin, morin, myricetin, kaempferol, luteolin and naringin on human LDL carbamylation in vitro" Clinical Biochemistry, Volume 44, Issue 13, Supplement, September 2011, S80–S81