Botanical Source: Oryza sativa L
Part of used: Rice bran
Ferulic acid is a derivative of cinnamic acid with molecular formula C10H10O4. In 1886, Hlasiwetz Barth,an Austrian, isolated 3-methoxy-4-hydroxycinnamic acid from the genus Ferula foetida for structure determination.Ferulic acid together with dihydroferulic acid, is a component of ignocelluloses, conferring cell wall rigidity by cross linking lignin and polysaccharides. It is commonly found in seeds of plant such as rice, wheat and oats.
- Antioxidant Effect
- Prevention of food discoloration
- Cosmetic Effect ( Skin Whitening, Photo-protection)
- Growth Enhancing Effect
- Inhibitory Effect of Carcinogenesis of Colorectal Cancer
- Lowering Blood Sugar Effect
- lowering Blood pressure effect
- Enhancing Brain function effect
Dosage of ferulic acid:
A commonly recommended dose is 250 mg twice per day.
Safety and Toxicity:
LD50 conducted using mouse model deduced to be 857mg/kg.