3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid is a phenolic substance widely found in nature. It is also the main phenolic metabolites of anthocyanins and other plant polyphenols, and a secondary active product produced by the physiological functions of polyphenols in vivo. 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid has good anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and bacteriostatic effects, so it is widely used in the fields of medical treatment and feed.
In the medical field, 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid is the core raw material of many kinds of medicine, such as mypiphenalin hydrochloride, itopiide hydrochloride, Yimixin, lutiside II and erlotinib, and involves gastrointestinal, anesthesia, respiratory system, anti-tumor and other related drugs.
Application of 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid in feed field, especially high fat feed, can avoid the disturbance of intestinal microecological environment caused by high fat, reduce the metabolic burden and damage to liver production, and improve the utilization rate of other nutrients in feed. Strengthens the animal’s immunity.