Ellagic Acid

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About

Ellagic acid is a naturally occurring substance. The best sources of ellagic acid in the diet are strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and walnuts.

Medicinally, ellagic acid is used to prevent cancer and treat viral and bacterial infections.

How it works

Ellagic acid may bind to chemicals that cause cancer, and it may also prevent the growth of cancer cells. However, ellagic acid is poorly absorbed and is also eliminated quickly from the body. These characteristics may limit its usefulness as a medicine.

Effectiveness

Not Proven
Preventing cancer
Treating viral infections
Treating bacterial infections
Other conditions

Concerns

There isn't enough reliable information available about ellagic acid to know if it is safe.

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Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of ellagic acid duringpregnancyandbreast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.Dosing considerations for Ellagic Acid.

Interactions

No information available.

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