Urolithin A is a metabolite compound produced by gut bacteria during the metabolism of ellagitannins.
It is a member of the chemical compound family known as benzo-coumarins or dibenzo-pyrones.
Its precursors, ellagic acids and ellagitannins, are found in many plants, including edible ones like pomegranates, strawberries, raspberries, and walnuts.
Urolithin A is not known to be present in any food.
Its bioavailability is largely determined by the composition of the particular microbiota, since only a few bacteria are capable of converting ellagitannins into urolithins.
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