ALPHA LIPOIC ACID
Alpha lipoic acid is an antioxidant found in every cell in the body as well as in some foods. Itâ€™s sometimes referred to as the â€œuniversal antioxidant because it regenerates or recycles other antioxidants like vitamin C, vitamin E, coenzyme Q10 and glutathione when they lose their ability to act as antioxidants. It also has the power to protect both cell membranes and the inside of cells against oxidative damage. Vitamin E is only effective at protecting cell membranes and other lipid-soluble structures from oxidative damage, and vitamin C only works well in a non-lipid environment. Alpha lipoic acid works well in both of these areas.
With its powerful antioxidant properties, itâ€™s not surprisingly that alpha lipoic acid has been the focus of research. Studies have looked at its ability to ward off certain diseases and slow down the aging process. Preliminary research suggests it may be beneficial for preventing or treating diabetic nerve damage, glaucoma, heart disease, stroke and some types of degenerative brain diseases.
Alpha lipoic acid also has skin benefits. Not only is it a potent antioxidant, it has the power to fight inflammation. Inflammation can damage skin cells and cells that produce collagen and elastin that keep skin looking youthful. Oxidative damage is also one mechanism by which sunlight ages skin, and alpha lipoic acid helps to prevent this type of damage.
In a randomized, placebo-controlled study published in the British Journal of Dermatology, 33 women used a 5% alpha lipoic acid cream on one side of their face and a placebo cream on the other twice a day for 3 months. At the end of the 12-week period, there was a significant improvement in skin roughness and other signs of skin aging on the side treated with alpha lipoic acid compared to the side treated with a placebo. In addition, research in mice shows that alpha lipoic acid decreases skin redness after exposure to sunlight, suggesting it protects the skin against damage from sun exposure.
KOHJIN Glutathione (L-Glutathione reduced)
Glutathione is a tri-peptide composed of glutamic acid, cysteine, and glycine; it is found in the human body, mainly in the liver; and plays an important role in sustaining life. Glutathione with its a powerful anti-oxidant properties can help against free radicals. It is the â€œCysteineâ€ that plays a central role in the functionality of Glutathione and the â€œThiol Groupâ€ is a key to the function.
Glutathione Reducing Factors
As we age, there is a constant drop in the Glutathione level in our body as a result of our daily lifestyle. Some of the factors that cause a decrease in Glutathione levels are ultraviolet rays from sunshine, heavy exercise, stress, alcohol, cigarettes and environment pollution. Low Glutathione levels have been connected with lack of health associated with aging.
Glutathione can help support skin health and beauty.
â€¢ Skin health and beauty
â€¢ Anti-aging properties
Our skin is exposed to ultraviolet light every day. Since Glutathione has powerful anti-oxidant properties, it can help our skin health and beauty.
Many people use our Glutathione as a supplement for skin beauty especially in Asia.