ChromaDex® created pTeroPure® as a quality proprietary ingredient to provide high purity pterostilbene to the dietary supplement, food, beverage, skincare, animal health, and pharmaceutical industries. pTeroPure® is a nature-identical 99% pure all-trans pterostilbene. Pterostilbene, like resveratrol, is a natural compound found in small berries that acts as part of the plant’s defense system. Structural differences make pterostilbene more oil-soluble and more bioavailable than resveratrol with a higher potential for cellular uptake and greater metabolic stability, which contributes to a significantly longer half-life in the body. Pterostilbene also shows extensive tissue distribution, metabolizes slowly, and has been shown to cross the blood brain barrier which ultimately contributes to its superior efficacy.
ChromaDex® holds exclusive worldwide manufacturing and use patent rights for pterostilbene based on technology licensed from the University of Mississippi and the USDA for indications such as hearth health, cognitive function, anxiety, and neuroprotection. Pterostilbene has also been shown to be a potent anti-aging compound by limiting damage caused by oxidative stress, as well as works in the body to decrease plasma glucose levels. An animal study conducted by a collaboration between the USDA and the University of Mississippi showed that pterostilbene provides substantial benefits for heart health, including a significant reduction in LDL levels and increase in HDL levels. The first human clinical study on pTeroPure® pterostilbene is currently in progress at the University of Mississippi, focusing on cholesterol, blood pressure, and oxidative stress.
pTeroPure® is also self-affirmed Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS), demonstrating the safety of the ingredient, with a maximum daily allowable dose of 1890 mg; the average recommended daily amount of pTeroPure® ranges between 50 mg and 150 mg. pTeroPure® was recently named the 2010 North American Most Promising Ingredient of the Year by the prestigious independent research company, Frost & Sullivan, and is included in the formulations of over 25 nutraceutical products currently on the market as well as several food products.
ChromaDex® is an innovative natural products company that provides proprietary, science-based solutions and ingredients to the dietary supplement, food & beverage, skincare and pharmaceutical industries.