Sodium salt of Phytic acid. Phytic acid occurs in nature in the seeds of cereal grains and is derived commercially from corn. It is the principal storage form of phosphorus in many plant tissues, especially bran and seeds.
Phytic acid may be considered a phytonutrient, providing an antioxidant effect. Phytic acid’s same mineral binding properties may also prevent colon cancer by reducing oxidative stress in the lumen of the intestinal tract.
Researchers now believe that phytic acid, found in the fiber of legumes and grains, is the major ingredient responsible for preventing colon cancer and other cancers.