What happens in your digestive system when you eat Seabuckthorn?
How Solberry seabuckthorn polyphenols are digested
Seabuckthorn polyphenols are bio-available and help to improve digestion. The gastric and small intestine digestion of seabuckthorn polyphenols leads to an increase in antioxidant activity. Seabuckthorn also improves absorption of essential micro-nutrients. Consumption of seabuckthorn creates a mild alkaline condition in the stomach and activates digestive enzymes. Digestive enzymes break down macro-nutrients into small molecules. In addition, seabuckthorn polyphenols break down into small micro-nutrients which triggers release of antioxidants. Seabuckthorn polyphenols increase good bacteria and decrease bad bacteria. After consumption of seabuckthorn, the bene?cial groups of healthy bacteria including Lactic acid bacteria (LAB), Bacteroides/Prevotella and Bi?dobacteria is increased by 35%, 71% and 17%, respectively. Analysis indicate that the presence of polyphenols in seabuckthorn promotes the proliferation of healthy bacteria and increase in digestion. For more details on this study click here
Seabuckthorn Polyphenols and their effect on human health
Polyphenols in plants are generally involved in defence against ultraviolet radiation or aggression by pathogens. In the last decade, there has been much interest in the potential health benefits of dietary plant polyphenols as antioxidants. Studies have shown that the polyphenols are able to penetrate tissues, particularly those in which they are metabolised such as intestine and liver. Epidemiological studies have repeatedly shown that the risk of chronic human diseases decreases with consumption of polyphenolic rich diet. A polyphenol rich diet is reported to have bene?cial e?ects by decreasing the risk of various chronic diseases, such as coronary heart disease, speci?c cancers, and neurodegenerative diseases. Seabuckthorn polyphenols are bio-available and help to improve digestion. For general information about polyphenols click this link
Ingestion of probiotics, prebiotics and micronutrients are beneficial to deliver a health benefit to the body by increasing numbers of beneficial microbes or their products in the gut. Plant based polyphenols assert prebiotic properties which can enhance the gut ecology, leading to host health bene?ts.