HIGH ALTITUDE NATURALS TM Ellagic acid powder, standarized 90%, comes from a vegan source and is extracted from Galla Chinensis plant, non-GMO. Ellagic acid is a naturally occurring polyphenol compound found in plants and provides natural UV protection, as well as defense against bacterial and fungal pathogens. It is a powerful antioxidant. Ellagic acid (EA) is a type of antioxidant referred to as a “polyphenol”. Ellagic Acid in a topical form assists in the fighting fine lines and wrinkles. Ellagic Acid reduces inflammation in skin cells by fighting the breakdown of collagen. Ellagic acid combats wrinkles by protecting the collagen in skin tissue and reducing inflammation. In addition, Ellagic acid also provides protection against the harmful rays of the sun. Ellagic acid ncourages more elasticity and suppleness in an aged skin model. Youthful looking skin may be one benefit of topical ellagic acid. Ellagic acid protects the skin from sunburning. Ellagic acid isn’t just a wrinkle fighter. As a tyrosinase inhibitor, ellagic acid is also an effective skin brightener. However, ellagic acid does not affect the DNA of melanocytes (the skin cells that produce pigment), making it a safer alternative other skin brightening ingredients like hydroquinone. In Japan, Ellagic acid is widely used as the active ingredient for the prevention of spots and freckles after developing sunburn from exposure to excess sunlight. Some consider Ellagic acid a more efficient skin whitener and suppressor of pigmentation than arbutin or kojic acid, other active skin whiteners, at the same dose level (1%). Ellagic acid can prevent the buildup of skin pigmentation after sunburn. It can also be expected to improve the appearance of pigmented skin such as melasma or freckles.