ELLAGIC ACID Overview Information
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 does it work?
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.
- Preventing cancer.
- Treating viral infections.
- Treating bacterial infections.
- Other conditions.
ELLAGIC ACID Side Effects & Safety
There isn't enough reliable information available about ellagic acid to know if it is safe.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of ellagic acid during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
ELLAGIC ACID Dosing
The appropriate dose of ellagic acid depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for ellagic acid. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.