Jucara and Açai fruit-based dietary supplements

  • US 7,700,138 B2
  • Filed: 10/28/2008
  • Issued: 04/20/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/21/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of inhibiting cyclooxygenase enzyme activity in a mammal, the method comprising administering to the mammal an effective amount of a dietary supplement comprising a freeze-dried Jucara fruit pulp composition, wherein the composition comprises:

  • (a) a total anthocyanin concentration greater than about 1 milligram per gram total weight;

    (b) an ORACFL value greater than about 350 micromole TE per gram total weight; and

    (c) a residual water content less than about 3 weight percent of the total weight, wherein the composition quenches free radicals and reduces the damage induced by pathological free radicals;

    oran effective amount of a freeze-dried Jucara fruit pulp composition, wherein the composition comprises a cyclooxygenase inhibition value greater than about 15 Aspirin®

    mg equivalent per gram total weight; and

    a residual water content less than about 3 weight percent of the total weight.

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