Douglas Labs Debuts Pterostilbene Supplement

December 8, 2010

Pterostilbene, which has been called a superior form of resveratrol, is the star of Douglas Laboratories’ new Pterostilbene Supreme dietary supplement, available in January.

Pterostilbene, which has been called a superior form of resveratrol, is the star of Douglas Laboratories’ new Pterostilbene Supreme dietary supplement, available in January. In addition to 50 mg of pterostilbene and 100 mg of resveratrol per serving, the product provides 250 mg of Indena S.p.A.’s Meriva-brand curcumin phytosome and 1000 IU of vitamin D3 per serving.

Pterostilbene supplier pTeroPure Inc. (Irvine, CA) says that pterostilbene demonstrates better absorption and a higher potential for cellular uptake compared with resveratrol. It also has a longer half life in the blood compared with resveratrol (105 min. versus 14 min.), which pTeroPure says may allow for enhanced physiological effects.

The company’s pTeroPure brand of pterostilbene is a nature-identical, 99%+ trans-pterostilbene that pTeroPure says is superior to other marketed stilbenes due to the ingredient’s high purity and sustainable source material. The company says published reports have shown pterostilbene and resveratrol to be synergistic in protecting cells from damage caused by oxidative stress.