Origin: May be derived from almonds, blueberries, grape leaves and vines, and the heartwood of Indian kino tree (Pterocarpus marsupium).
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Overview: Pterostilbene is a stilbenoid chemically related to resveratrol. In plants, it serves a defensive phytoalexin role. It is the primary antioxidant present in blueberries. While it functions similarly to resveratrol, it is four times easier to absorb from the gut into the body which potentially makes it more effective in delivering its antioxidant benefits.
- Fighting certain forms of cancer
- Improving cognition
- Preventing cell death in the brain
- Reducing blood sugar
- Reducing inflammation
- Lowering blood pressure
- Protecting the liver, heart, and eyes
- Supporting weight loss
Common Dosage: 200 to 700 mg depending on the person’s weight. Since high doses of pterostilbene is linked with an increase in cholesterol levels, it is best to seek the advice of your doctor for better dosage information.