What is Ferulic Acid?

Antioxidants, including ferulic acid, play a crucial role in maintaining overall health. what is ferulic acid Antioxidants are intimately involved in the prevention of cellular damage within the body, and can be ingested or applied topically to help reduce or prevent damage.

Ferulic Acid is an effective, polyphenolic antioxidant found in the seeds and leaves of most plants, especially in the roughage of grasses such as wheat, rice and oats.  Polyphenols are so named because they have multiple phenolic constituents.  They are particularly efficient antioxidants as they are able to donate electrons while remaining relatively stable.  Ferulic acid works from the aqueous part of a cell, but is especially active to protect LDL (low density lipoproteins) from oxidation.   Ferulic acid has been found to have synergistic and stabilizaton properties when combined with other antioxidants.

There are many antioxidants, including vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients and compounds, and many of these are provided by the foods we eat and drink.  Certain combinations of antioxidants seem to be more effective than others.  For example, vitamin C, vitamin E, ferulic acid, and phloretin are often combined to help prevent cell damage.  Eating a well-balanced diet can help your body receive the benefits of antioxidants found in foods, but there are limitations.  Research indicates antioxidant molecules work only on specific free radicals or on certain types of tissues in any given area.  To reach areas of tissue that may not be receiving the full benefits of ingested antioxidants, applying antioxidants topically is an option.

PerioSciences includes antioxidants in their oral care products so that the antioxidants have the opportunity to reach the tissues in the oral cavity directly.

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