The presentation will focus on pterostilbene, a natural derivative of resveratrol found in small berries such as blueberries and grapes. Like resveratrol, pterostilbene functions as an antioxidant and an anti-aging agent and has been shown to help lower cholesterol and blood glucose levels. Unlike resveratrol, pterostilbene has greatly improved oral adsorption and metabolizes more slowly in the body, allowing more time for its antioxidant activities to take place. The presentation will also explain the science behind pterostilbene’s ability to lower cholesterol and how it acts to reduce oxidative stress and promote anti-aging.
“The science behind the use of pterostilbene as an alternative to resveratrol is sound, and with the advent of the first human clinical study on pterostilbene that we are conducting in collaboration with the University of Mississippi, pterostilbene is here to stay.” said Frank L. Jaksch Jr., cofounder and CEO of ChromaDex. “The science behind the use of pterostilbene as an alternative to resveratrol is sound, and we anticipate pterostilbene to break in to the anti-inflammatory and pain management sectors as well.”
Agnes Rimando, Ph.D., Research Chemist USDA, ARS University, MS
- Learn how pterostilbene functions as a neuroprotecting agent and thus acts as a potential cognitive function enhancer.
- Discover the anti-oxidant potential of pterostilbene and how it acts to protect cells from oxidative stress.
Dennis Feller, Ph.D., Chair (retired), Dept. of Pharmacology College of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi
- Learn about the role of pterostilbene as a PPAR-alpha agonist in the lowering of cholesterol.
Jeremy Bartos, Ph.D., Ingredients Brand Manager, pTeroPure
- Grasp the similarities and differences between pterostilbene and resveratrol and why pterostilbene has a higher biopotential and bioavailability than resveratrol.
- Receive a brief overview of recently published science supporting the benefits of pterostilbene from heart health and anti-aging to diabetes and cancer