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New Research Studies Now Online
August 17, 2005-
A wealth of new studies on apple polyphenols has become available in recent weeks in nearly every health category. Please check the following sections for a review of the latest posted research: allergies, skin cancer, heart disease and cholesterol, safety, and Cornell University.
Polyphenols in Juice Stall Alzheimer's disease
June 21, 2005- USF scientists report that polyphenols in fruit juices- and not the vitamin C, E or beta carotene- may slow Alzheimer's... (read more)
New Procyanidin B-2 Hair Growth Formula Released
May 13, 2005-
A new formula based on the research showing new hair growth in clinical trials with apple procyanidins has just been released ...(read more)
Study: Antioxidants May Lengthen Life
Fox News, May 5, 2005-
Scientists at the University of Washington have extended lifespan in mammals by nearly 20% with catalase, a human antioxidant. This landmark study is generating widespread interest in polyphenols, which have been shown to increase catalase... (read more)
Apple Polyphenols Achieve Highest ORAC Rating
Mar 29,2005-  New test results show apple skin extracts containing high levels of polyphenols score higher than any other water-soluble antioxidant on the ORAC scale... (read more)
New Study: Apple Extracts Combat Bad Cholesterol
HealthDay/Yahoo News, Mar 13, 2005- 
In a study using human liver cells, the researchers showed that antioxidants found in apple extracts could potentially lower LDL cholesterol by a mechanism similar to statin drugs, but without dangerous side effects... (read more)
Apples Extracts Shown to Prevent Breast Cancer
The Herald, UK, Mar 7, 2005- Apple phytochemical extracts reduce the risk of breast cancer, according to a new study from Cornell University. Apple polyphenol extracts have now been shown effective in preventing tumor formation in eight different types of cancer... (read more)
Russian Scientists: Sour Apples Extend Lifespan
Pravda, Feb 2, 2005-
Russian scientists have finally found a way to extend human lifespan by 20-30 years- if you can stand to eat sour apples... (read more)
Apple Polyphenols Shown to Reduce Organ Fat  
UPI, Oct 4, 2004-- Researchers in Japan reported that an extract from apple skins reduced organ fat by 27%, and increased muscle strength by 16% in only 3 weeks... (read more)
Study: an Apple a Day Really Does Keep Doctor Away
ABC, Nov 17, 2004-- An apple a day really does keep the doctor away, thanks to strong antioxidants that fight cell damage, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday... (read more)
Japanese Health Secret Now Available in the U.S.
Dec 22, 2004--
High potency apple polyphenol extracts- the same kind used in recent medical studies showing a wide range of health benefits- are available to consumers in the United States... (read more)
Antioxidants in apples prevents Alzheimer's disease
News Target Network, December 2004-- New research shows that apple polyphenol extracts  help prevent neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. Interestingly, the study recommends eating fresh apples, but it was an apple polyphenol extract that produced the reported results. (read more)
What are Apple Polyphenols?  

Apple Polyphenols (poly-fee-nols) are phytochemicals concentrated in the skin of unripe apples. These chemical compounds are being studied extensively in labs around the world for their health effects in major diseases, including prevention and treatment of:

Recently, apple polyphenol extracts  have been announced to dramatically decrease organ fat and increase muscle strength in laboratory animals. This exciting but preliminary report from researchers in Japan has fueled a strong interest in these natural botanical compounds.

Polyphenols extracted from apples are also showing promise in treating male pattern baldness, improving skin disorders, and preventing allergic reactions. Apple polyphenol extracts have been shown to be 2 to 6 times more powerful then Vitamin C as antioxidants.

Apple polyphenols are naturally occurring plant compounds that act as potent antioxidants. They protect cells against free radicals, reactive atoms that contribute to tissue damage in the body. For example, when low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or "bad") cholesterol is oxidized, it can become glued to arteries and cause coronary heart disease... (read more)

Medical Research  

In medical and chemical studies, apple polyphenols are also variously referred to as apple condensed tannins, phenolics, phenolic compounds,    antioxidants, flavonoids, apple peel powder,  bioflavonoids,  phytonutrients, and phytochemicals.

There is an impressive body of research on phytochemicals and polyphenols from fruits, teas, wine and vegetables and their positive effects on human health. This site will focus on the research specific to apple polyphenols and extracts because of their unique potency, bioavailability and wide range of benefits studied.

Some of the best research in the world is coming out of Cornell University here in the U.S. Be sure to read this review study from Cornell- it's an overview of much of the existing research on apple polyphenols.

The widest range of study has focused on apple polyphenols' antioxidant capabilities. Their effect on human cancers, especially lung cancer and prostate cancer, is also well detailed. Other scientists are focusing on apple polyphenols as beneficial in heart disease, allergies, and hair regrowth in male pattern baldness...

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Chemical Structure of some Phenolic Compounds in Apples
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Quercetin, procyanidins, catechins, phloridzin, phlorizin, epicatechin, rutin, and chlorogenic acid are all apple polyphenols.

Where Can I Get Some?  
Until now, high potency apple polyphenol extract products have not been available in the United States. An increasing range of products is available to consumers in Japan, in cosmetics, chewing gum, health drinks, and more. We'll tell you where you can get it, what you should look for, and why eating apples may not be good enough. And we'll keep you abreast of new product announcements... (read more)
Can I just eat apples? Read the frequently asked questions here
What concentrated products are available? Check the Suppliers page here



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