Pharmacokinetics of gallic acid and its relative bioavailability from tea in healthy humans.

@article{Shahrzad2001PharmacokineticsOG,
  title={Pharmacokinetics of gallic acid and its relative bioavailability from tea in healthy humans.},
  author={Shokofeh Shahrzad and Kazumasa Aoyagi and Anna Winter and Akio Koyama and Irmgard Bitsch},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2001},
  volume={131 4},
  pages={1207-10}
}
Gallic acid (GA), a food component that is especially abundant in tea, is an antimutagenic, anticarcinogenic and anti-inflammatory agent. We conducted a study using acidum gallicum tablets that contained 10% GA and 90% glucose and a black tea brew that contained 93% of its GA in free form to determine the pharmacokinetics and relative bioavailability of GA in healthy humans. After the administration of a single oral dose of acidum gallicum tablets or tea (each containing 0.3 mmol GA) to 10… CONTINUE READING

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