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Category Archives: Herbal Health
This small, odd-looking ‘new’ berry is thought to have originated millennia ago in the frozen wilderness of Siberia and carried by birds to the northern Japanese Island of Hokkaido, where it was named ‘haskap’ by the indigenous Ainu people, who claimed it as the “the elixir of life and berry of good eyesight”.1,2
A range of skin-loving ingredients from Nutraceuticals
By Jess Martin – Quality System Analyst
Nutritional supplements benefit our bodies both on the inside and outside. A popular and ever in demand ingredient is collagen due to its links in reducing photoaging and promoting youthful-looking skin. However, there are many ingredients that contribute to and promote the production of collagen that shouldn’t be overlooked.
L-Lysine is an essential amino acid, and one that is necessary in the production of collagen. Collagen is the protein responsible for the shape and mechanical properties of our skin tissue and Lysine is critical for its synthesis and function. It’s essential in the structure of collagen as it acquires numerous enzymatic modifications (post-translational modifications), particularly those that allow links between collagen chains.
L-Lysine can also inhibit collagenases, which are a group of enzymes called matrix metalloproteinases (MMP), which are the main type of enzymes responsible for collagen degradation.
By being able to reduce collagen breakdown, L-Lysine is an excellent companion in supporting wound healing and slowing down the physical symptoms of ageing skin. On the epidermis level, it can facilitate cell proliferation, reduce inflammation, angiogenesis (vascularisation) and has the potential to have antimicrobial effects.
Whether it’s Green Tea, Artichoke Leaf, or White Willow Bark Extract 4:1 (Salix alba) Herbal Extracts are where our heart lies and a big part of our character here at Nutraceuticals. In our latest animation, we ask what are extracts and what is the difference between standardised and unstandardised extracts.
We met with Lucie Bidault, our new head of the Personal Care and Cosmetics Division via the internet to discover more about her and her passion for PCC.
Hello Haskap Berry Powder! Sourced from a traditional Japanese medicinal fruit with remarkable antioxidant properties, vibrant colouring and appealing tangy berry flavour. The Haskap Berry (Lonicera caerulea L.) is a unique berry that is new to the European nutraceuticals and functional foods market. It has, however, a centuries long history of providing health benefit to the communities of North East Asia. Haskap Berries have […]
This November, the Vegan Society is once again celebrating World Vegan Month – the global recognition of the Vegan movement and the benefits that a Vegan lifestyle can bring.
All the heralds of Autumn are now in evidence – scurrying acorn-burying squirrels, stunning golden forests and bonfire smoke on the breeze. But not all the seasonal changes are quite so welcome. The fading of the last of the summer rays can also bring a cacophony of sniffs, croaks and groans of discontent as the flu takes a grip on the throats, noses and chests of the population.
An investigation by Nutraceuticals Group Europe identifies widespread use of alarming production methods to culture mushroom products.
Their multifarious health benefits and broad ranging food applications have been bolstered by endorsements from the elite of the sporting world and some of Insta’s most glamorous celebrities, so it is no surprise that Coconut Milk and Coconut Water products have garnered much media attention recently.