Ferulic Acid:A Neglected Antioxidant Component


In recent years, ferulic acid has become one of the research hotspots. As a manufacturer of ferulic acid, Xi'an Zebang Biotechnology has a high price advantage. Ferulic acid, chemical name of which is 3-methoxy-4-neneneba hydroxycinnamic acid, is one of the effective ingredients of these traditional Chinese medicines because of its high content in Ferula, Angelica, Chuanxiong, Cimicifuga, Semen Ziziphi spinosae, etc. Ferulic acid has two isomers, cis and trans, both of which are light yellow solids. Ferulic acid is a naturally occurring component in the roots of Ferulic acid, and is also one of the most important active ingredients in Ferulic acid. The content of ferulic acid is relatively high in the roots of ferulic acid.

1.  Ferulic Acid Specification

The chemical formula of ferulic acid is C12H14O4, which is a white crystalline powder with a molecular weight of 222.24. The specifications of ferulic acid vary according to different uses and production needs. Generally speaking, the common specifications of ferulic acid are as follows:

(1). Natural ferulic acid: Its purity ranges from 50% to 90% and has different pharmacological activities.

(2). Synthetic ferulic acid: Its purity is high, reaching over 99%, and it has stronger stability and excellent chemical reactivity.

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2. The Difference Between Natural and Synthetic Ferulic Acid

(1). Extraction method

Natural ferulic acid is extracted from the roots of ferulic acid. The extraction methods for natural ferulic acid include water extraction, ultrasonic extraction, microwave assisted extraction, supercritical fluid extraction, etc. These methods not only improve yield and purity, but also avoid environmental pollution in the chemical synthesis process.

The synthesized ferulic acid is obtained through chemical synthesis. Usually, benzene carboxylic acid reactants are used to react with reducing or oxidizing agents, and then column chromatography or crystallization technology is used for separation and purification, ultimately obtaining high purity synthetic ferulic acid. The preparation process of synthesized ferulic acid is relatively complex, and multiple factors need to be considered, such as the selection of reactants and reaction conditions. Therefore, the cost of synthesizing ferulic acid is relatively high.

(2). Application scope

Natural ferulic acid is mainly used in fields such as traditional Chinese medicine preparations, food, health products, and cosmetics. Different specifications and purities of natural ferulic acid have also emerged in the market for different application scenarios and needs. For example, wild ferulic acid, organic ferulic acid, ultrapure ferulic acid, etc. At present, natural ferulic acid is widely used in liver disease treatment, medical beauty, food safety, and other aspects.

The synthesized ferulic acid is mainly used in the fields of new drug development, pharmaceutical intermediates, cosmetics, etc. The preparation process of synthetic ferulic acid can be controlled under certain conditions, which can effectively avoid some shortcomings brought by traditional extraction methods, such as immature production technology and poor resource conditions.

3. Ferulic Acid Powder Benefits

(1). Antioxidation:

Ferulic acid bulk reacts with free radicals to generate ferulic acid free radicals, which have strong free radical scavenging and antioxidant abilities and can protect cells and reduce oxidative damage.

(2). Anti inflammation:

Wholesale Ferulic acid can inhibit inflammatory reactions, reduce inflammatory indicators, and promote the repair of inflammatory sites.

(3). Whitening and freckle removal:

Ferulic acid powder can inhibit tyrosinase activity and reduce the synthesis of melanin. In addition, ferulic acid can also promote skin metabolism, improve skin brightness and transparency.

(4). Weight loss:

Factory Ferulic acid Powder can promote energy metabolism, promote fat breakdown, and inhibit the proliferation of adipocytes, achieving the effect of weight loss.

(5). Sunscreen:

Ferulic acid Powder can absorb ultraviolet rays, reduce damage to the skin caused by ultraviolet rays, and maintain skin moisture.

Health: Ferulic acid can regulate immune function, lower blood pressure, lower blood lipids, promote vascular dilation, and has good health effects.

Ferulic Acid powder benefits

4. Application

(1). Pharmaceutical field: Ferulic acid 98% can be used for the treatment of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, liver diseases, tumors, and other diseases. Ferulic acid can also be used as a drug for oral diseases such as oral ulcers and periodontitis.

(2). Food field: Pure Ferulic acid powder is a natural food additive widely used in products such as food, health products, and beverages. It can be used as an antioxidant, preservative, acidifier, and other additives.

(3). In the field of daily chemicals: Bulk Ferulic acid is widely used in beauty and skincare products, as well as shampoo and hair care products, achieving good results and market response.

(4). Other fields: Ferulic acid powder bulk can also be used as a dye intermediate, polymer stabilizer, plastic plasticizer, and other industrial applications.

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