Polyphenols in Plants assists plant scientists and dietary supplement producers in assessing polyphenol content and factors affecting their composition. It also aids in selecting sources and regulating environmental conditions affecting yield for more consistent and function dietary supplements.
Polyphenols play key roles in the growth, regulation and structure of plants and vary widely within different plants. Stress, growth conditions and plant species modify polyphenol structure and content. This book describes techniques to identify, isolate and characterize polyphenols, taking mammalian toxicology into account as well.
- Defines conditions of growth affecting the polyphenol levels
- Describes assay and instrumentation techniques critical to identifying and defining polyphenols, critical to researchers and business development
- Documents how some polyphenols are dangerous to consume, important to dietary supplement industry, government regulators and lay public users