What is caffeic acid?
Caffeic acid or 3,4-dihydroxycinnamic acid is an organic acid found in many plant foods .
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 .
Caffeic Acid Safety: Side Effects, Toxicity
Not much is known about the caffeic acid safety . Caffeic acid may cause mild insomnia .
Not enough is known about the safety of caffeic acid supplements during pregnancy and breastfeeding, so women in these periods should avoid them .