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Caffeic Acid

What is caffeic acid?

Caffeic acid or 3,4-dihydroxycinnamic acid is an organic acid found in many plant foods [1].

Foods High in Caffeic Acid

Black chokecherries, rye bread, plums, American cranberries, Ceylon cinnamon, sunflower seeds, red wine and coffee are high in caffeic acid [1,2].

Caffeic Acid Supplements

Nonprescription (over-the-counter) caffeic supplements are available.

Caffeic Acid Health Benefits

There is INSUFFICIENT EVIDENCE about the effectiveness of caffeic acid in the prevention or treatment of cancer, herpes or HIV/AIDS, or in improving athletic performance or exercise related fatigue or in promoting weight loss [1].

Caffeic Acid Safety: Side Effects, Toxicity

Not much is known about the caffeic acid safety [1]. Caffeic acid may cause mild insomnia [1].

Not enough is known about the safety of caffeic acid supplements during pregnancy and breastfeeding, so women in these periods should avoid them [1].

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