A salvestrol is a dietary phytochemical. The name "salvestrols" was coined by medicinal chemist Gerrard Potter. "Salvestrol" has been trademarked and is used to market dietary supplements and other products. Some salvestrol-based products contain extracts from blackcurrant, blueberry, strawberry, and tangerine peel.
Salvesterols have been marketed as dietary supplements promoted for their supposed anti-cancer abilities. According to Andy Lewis, publisher of The Quackometer Blog, "there is no evidence to suggest that these plant-derived chemicals have any positive effect on reducing cancer risk when taken in supplement form or for forming any part of a medical regime for cancer sufferers".
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- Lewis, Andy (10 July 2006). "Trademarked Science Trade-Offs". The Quackometer Blog. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
- Ware, W. R. (2008). "Nutrition and the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer: Association of Cytochrome P450 CYP1B1 with the Role of Fruit and Fruit Extracts". Integrative Cancer Therapies. 8 (1): 22–8. PMID 19116217. doi:10.1177/1534735408328573.
- Lewis, Andy (15 February 2007). "We the undersigned…". The Quackometer Blog. Retrieved 1 October 2013.