It combats mitochondrial agingIt is now well-known that a reduction in efficiency of the mitochondria - the cells’ powerhouses - leads to increased generation of free radicals and is thus directly linked to the aging process as a whole. Some studies suggest that luteolin may combat mitochondrial aging by activating cellular antioxidant production, and may justifiably claim the title “anti-aging molecule”.
A potent antioxidantSome studies have shown luteolin to be twice as effective at counteracting oxidative damage to DNA (using the Trolox test) as vitamins C and E and seven other flavonoids. In fact, this natural substance is able to prevent oxidative damage to cellular DNA from occurring, thus enabling DNA integrity to remain perfectly intact.
Maintains cognitive functionIt is now well-established that certain neurological functions such as memory, cognition and motor function can be disrupted by interleukin 6 (IL-6) type cytokines, molecules that cause inflammation of healthy cells and prevent them from functioning optimally.
Anti-cancer propertiesWhen scientists supplemented the diet of mice with luteolin, they noted a 40% decrease in rates of fibrosarcoma. According to the researchers, the luteolin was acting on the initiation and promotion phases of the carcinogenic process, as well as improving detoxification. Luteolin was found to have the greatest anti-proliferative effect of all the substances tested.
Counters inflammation, asthma and allergyLike quercetin or rutin, luteolin suppresses allergen-induced inflammatory response by inhibiting lipooxygenase. As a potent inhibitor of mastocyte production of histamine and other inflammatory substances, it could even lead to the creation of new types of anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy drugs.
|Daily dose: 2 capsules
Number of doses per pack: 30
|Amount per dose|
|Luteolin (from 125 mg groundnut extract standardised to 80 % de luteolin)||100 mg|
|Other ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide.|
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