The health benefits of prenylflavonoids
An overview of the scientific literature points to two major health benefits from prenylflavonoids. These are:
Prenylflavonoids reinforce the body's antioxidant defences by capturing free radicals and protecting cell components -lipids, proteins and DNA- from oxidation. These antioxidant properties have essentially been proven for xanthothumol.
8-PN possesses estrogenic activity -for both female reproductive organs and bone tissue. One of the consequences of this estrogenic activity is to reduce the discomfort linked with menopause, such as hot flashes, as well as the risk of osteoporosis. This is the case of phytoestrogen, the most active component known today.