Product code: P01215
- Cynara scolymus
Globe artichoke, also known by its botanical name, cynara scolymus, is commonly eaten as a vegetable but is also used as a source of artichoke extract. Artichoke extract commonly contains the active ingredients luteolin, caffeoylquinic acids, chlorogenic acid, sterols and apigenin. The total phenolic content of artichoke is higher in the leaves than in the head which is where artichoke extract 40:1 is extracted from.
Artichoke extract 40:1 is suitable for vegans and has an array of health benefits – it can be used to stimulate the flow of bile into the intestines, which has been demonstrated in animal studies to be the source of the cholesterol-lowering effects of artichoke. This mechanism simultaneously reduces plasma cholesterol and increases fatty acid absorption.
Artichoke has also demonstrated an ability to protect the liver, possibly even assisting with the regeneration of liver cells. Research suggests that the long-standing use of artichoke for digestive and bowel conditions is justified.
Artichoke extract 40:1 is suitable for use in cleansing and digestive formulations in the health & wellness and equine nutrition sectors. Finished product presentations include capsules, tablets and powder blends.