PHENOLICS IN SORGHUM BICOLOR HOLDS THE GOLDEN KEY TO HUMAN WELLNESS.
The USDA dietary guidelines have consistently been advocating that consumption of portions of fruits, vegetables and salads that are rich in essential nutrients will sustain a healthy life. They have failed to list the components in these fruits and vegetables and this has consequently resulted in guess work. In practical terms it is not possible to consume five portions of fruits, vegetables and salads on a daily and not knowing precisely what you are deriving from them to sustain wellness.
The efforts of the department of the US Department of Health in setting up of establishments like the National Cancer Institute and office of Dietary supplements is focused on damage control but after spending several billion dollars, there is yet no light at the end of tunnel. Hopefully, the relevant agencies set up by the department of Health are looking at complementary and alternative solutions which could not only treat existing chronic diseases but also prevent them. It does not seem enough attention is being paid to some specific phytochemicals like polyphenols.
In a recent publication
· Chen X, Shen J, Xu J, Herald T, Smolensky D, Perumal R, Wang W. Sorghum Phenolic Compounds Are Associated with Cell Growth Inhibition through Cell Cycle Arrest and Apoptosis in Human Hepatocarcinoma and Colorectal Adenocarcinoma Cells. Foods. 2021 May 1;10(5):993. doi: 10.3390/foods10050993. PMID: 34062914; PMCID: PMC8147257. “Sorghum Phenolic Compounds Are Associated with Cell Growth Inhibition through Cell Cycle Arrest and Apoptosis in Human Hepatocarcinoma and Colorectal Adenocarcinoma Cells”
Xi Chen et al. Foods. 2021.
The authors concluded that for the first time, inhibition of either HepG2 or Caco-2 cell growth by phenolic extracts from 13 selected sorghum accessions was due to cytostatic and apoptotic but not cytotoxic mechanisms, suggesting some specialty sorghums are a valuable, functional food, providing sustainable phenolics for potential cancer prevention.
Recently the National Cancer Institute listed Sorghum bicolor supplement in their drug dictionary and described it as being rich in Polyphenols and phenolic acids with the potential for antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, chemopreventive and immunomodulating capabilities. Please see full publication at:
The foreign brand name of this Sorghum bicolor supplement is JOBELYN.
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