Feasibility of Carrot-Based Whole Food Supplements to Support Health

Period of Performance: 01/01/2006 - 12/31/2006

$70.9K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Standard Process, Inc.
1200 West Royal Lee Dr. null
Palmyra, WI 53156
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Abstract

Risk for many degenerative diseases is inversely correlated with the dietary consumption of fruits and vegetables. Treatment with isolated/purified constituents of fruits and vegetables is often less effective at supporting health than consumption of the parent food. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to determine whether supplements made of whole foods could be an effective way at reducing risk of degenerative disease, much in the same way that dietary consumption of whole foods are. Specifically, this study will use cell culture models to examine the effect of aqueous and solvent extracts from dried powdered different colored carrots, which could be used as a whole food supplement, on the development of prostate cancer.