Ursolic acid is a pentacyclic triterpene acid extracted from many plants, including apple, cranberry, elderberry, mint, lavender, oregano, thyme, hawthorn and plum. The extracted ursolic acid is usually light yellow or green powder.
Ursolic acid powder can increase skeletal muscle mass, fast and slow muscle fiber size, grip strength and athletic ability. Interestingly, ursolic acid powder increases energy expenditure, thereby reducing obesity, improving glucose tolerance and reducing liver steatosis.
Ursolic acid has many pharmacological effects, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal properties. Ursolic acid together with curcumin or resveratrol can kill prostate cancer cells in vivo and in vitro.
Ursolic acid causes autophagy in cervical cancer and reduces tumor growth. Can attack prostate cancer, and can make cancer cells susceptible to larger attacks by tracking drugs. Can attack colorectal cancer cells and help CHOP drugs.