Overview

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

Ellagic acid is used for cancer, dark skin patches on the face (melasma), memory and thinking skills (cognitive function), and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work ?

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

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