We are pleased to offer the largest selection of high purity procyanidins. We hope that accessibility to these substances will accelerate valuable research on foods containing dietary antioxidants.
Danbury, CT (PRWEB) November 06, 2013
Planta Analytica LLC announces the release of a series of high purity isolates from a class of plant antioxidants known as procyanidins. Procyanidins are polyphenols present in many fruits, seeds, leaves, and bark. Some important dietary sources include berries, apples, cocoa and spices (e.g. cinnamon). Besides being potent dietary antioxidants, certain procyanidins are attributed with specific benefits such as improving cardiovascular health, treating urinary tract infections and alleviating diabetes. Scientists at Planta Analytica not only have perfected methods of purification of individual procyanidins from their complex natural mixtures, but they also determined molecular structures of some new members of this group in an ongoing effort involving other research groups.
Jan Glinski, Ph.D., CEO of Planta Analytica says: “We are pleased to offer the largest selection of high purity procyanidins. We hope that accessibility to these substances will accelerate valuable research on foods containing dietary antioxidants.” Planta Analytica’s collection of isolates comprises of B-type dimers, B-1, B-2, B-5, trimer C-1 and T, linear epicatechin tetramer as well as pentamer. The less common A-type procyanidins include dimers A-1 and A-2, eight trimers, among them cinnamtannins B-1 and D-1, aesculitannin B, lindetannin, and five tetramers, including cassiatannin A and parameritannin A-1. Additionally, a set of reference standards according to procyanidin degree of polymerization (DP) for standardization of cocoa-based products is being offered.
Planta Analytica is a research company based in Danbury, CT, focused on solving problems related to herbal and dietary targets. The company uses sophisticated proprietary separation methods capable of achieving the most challenging purifications of bioactive molecules or small impurities. Research at Planta Analytica encompasses both commercial and its internally driven research projects leading to patents or publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.