Opinion: Dr. Ken Romeo, Contact: 775-870-6942
Gallic acid is a natural phytochemical found in foods and herbs such as blueberries, walnuts, apples, flax seed and tea. Gallic acid is also found in gall nuts,sumac, witch hazel,
watercress, oak bark, and many other plants and herbs.
Gallic acid is known to have a variety of cellular functions including beneficial effects on metabolic syndromes such as diabetes. That said, the molecular mechanism by which Gallic acid exerts its beneficial effects is not known.
I, and other scientists, suspect that Gallic acid plays its role through the activation of protein kinase and by regulating mitochondrial function via the activation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ coactivator1α (PGC1α).
In other words, Gallic acid plays its beneficial metabolic role by activating and by changing the genes related to the production of heat – thermogenesis.
If this is actually the case, Gallic acid or its derivatives might be a potential therapeutic intervention for diabetes,insulin resistance and have a positive effect on diabetic patients.
Diet plays a major role in any anti-aging program. Diet is foundational to those with diabetes. Speak with your doctor if you have already been diagnosed with diabetes to determine if the addition of foods and herbs containing Gallic acid is right for you.
Yours in Health!
Dr. Ken Romeo
Dr. Ken Romeo is a Principal and Chief Clinical Data Coordinator for the Healthy Aging Research Foundation (HARF) in Reno, NV.
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