Dihydrochalcone metabolism in the rat: phloretin.

The metabolism of phloretin (2',4',6',4-tetrahydroxydihydrochalcone) was studied in rats. Approx. half of the intragastric dose (0.75 mmol/kg) was excreted in the urine, mainly within two days. Small initial amounts of phloretin were found, however most of the metabolites were degradation products. The latter included phloroglucinol and, in larger amounts… CONTINUE READING