Dec. 03, 2021
Synthetic ceramides and animal ceramides are mainly used as cosmetic ingredients. Recently, it has been discovered that Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease can be contracted from the consumption or use of contaminated animal products, particularly from cattle.
Nov. 18, 2021
Blackcurrant is a plant. People use seed oil, leaves, fruits, and flowers to make medicine. People use the whole blackcurrant plant in many cases, from the leaves to the seeds. The most common form is blackcurrant seed oil, but you can also make infusions and teas from the fresh or dried leaves of the plant.
Nov. 03, 2021
You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone unfamiliar with ginger, a root whose health benefits are well known, but few people know it's a Thai cousin to black ginger! The two have some things in common, but there are many different aspects, including flavour and properties. Watch to find out more!
Oct. 29, 2021
Ellagic acid may not be a household name, but this powerful polyphenol is associated with a long list of impressive health benefits. In particular, studies have shown that ellagic acid can reduce the growth of cancer cells, reduce inflammation and protect brain function.
Oct. 19, 2021
This unique antioxidant is a lutein carotenoid that, unlike some of its carotenoid counterparts (such as B-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin), has been found to have higher biological activity. What also helps to distinguish astaxanthin from other carotenoids is its interesting chemical properties, particularly its antioxidant capacity.
Sep. 28, 2021
Ceramides are naturally occurring lipids in the skin that help maintain the skin's natural barrier against moisture loss. As we age, the skin naturally loses ceramides and becomes drier and less supple. People with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis usually produce fewer ceramides.
Sep. 15, 2021
Blueberries are a North American favourite, and most people are sure they recognize them when they see them. But bilberries, their European relatives, look almost identical. Bilberries have similar nutritional value but are richer in anthocyanins - powerful, brightly colored antioxidants - but both are healthy and delicious.