Cactus Botanics Extends Its Myricetin Ingredient Line

April 12, 2012

The company says it expanded its line following increased demand following a "flurry" of supportive independent research.

Cactus Botanics (Shanghai) has grown its line of myricetin to accommodate growing demand. Myricetin is a flavonoid derivative of Chinese Bayberry bark (Myrica cerifera). The company first introduced myricetin 80% last year. The expanded line now includes myricetin 50%, 80%, and 90%.

The company says that its myricetin is extracted from the bark, leaves, and roots of Myrica cerifera, and is completely water soluble, making it an excellent ingredient for teas.

The firm also cited the latest studies, below, on myricetin, indicating its positive benefits.

Myricetin Studies

"Myricetin induces pancreatic cancer cell death via the induction of apoptosis and inhibition of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) signaling pathway."Cancer Letters, Volume 308, Issue 2, 28 September 2011, 181–188

"Effects of nitric oxide on reactive oxygen species and antioxidant capacity in Chinese Bayberry during storage" Scientia Horticulturae, Volume 135, 24 February 2012, 106–111

"Myricetin attenuated MPP+-induced cytotoxicity by anti-oxidation and inhibition of MKK4 and JNK activation in MES23.5 cells"  Neuropharmacology,Volume 61, Issues 1–2, July–August 2011, 329–335

"Hydroethidine as a probe for measuring superoxide formation rates during air oxidation of myricetin and quercetin" Tetrahedron Letters, Volume 52, Issue 41, 12 October 2011, 5384–5387

"Protective effects of catechin, morin, myricetin, kaempferol, luteolin and naringin on human LDL carbamylation in vitro"Clinical Biochemistry,Volume 44, Issue 13, Supplement, September 2011, S80–S81