Interested in betalains and betalain-containing plant extracts?

Plant pigments betalains have emerged as novel phytochemicals of potential application in the food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries due to their natural colorant and fluorescent properties, potent antioxidant and free radical scavenging activities, and in vivo health-promoting potential. With cutting-edge capabilities, our company offers reference substances and support in analysis and production of tailor-made betalains in established and emerging areas.

Betalains show an important anti-inflammatory capacity, demonstrated in vitro and in vivo. Betalains can inhibit the growth of induced edema in mice, and in addition, significantly decrease the recruitment of leukocyte cells to the inflamed areas. From the molecular point of view, an additional underlying mechanism that could participate in the observed anti-inflammatory effects may be the demonstrated inhibition that betalains exert on the enzymes lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenase, involved in the formation of the inflammation-mediating compounds leukotrienes and prostaglandins.

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