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Pomegranates Prevent Premature Skin Aging

As you have been sifting through your medicine cabinet for pills and anti aging skin care creams over the years, why don’t you shift sifting to your refrigerator for fruits and veggies for a change today. Pomegranates may not be the first thing you reach when you open the fridge, after all, an ice cream could be more fun to eat when watching TV. But, do you know the fruit you usually ignore can scientifically make you younger and prettier?

 

That pomegranate fruit can help you attain a younger looking skin and a healthy gut flora so you live happy and well! It can help prevent premature skin aging and also, keep your skin complexion smooth and radiant.

 

How’s that for a motivation? How much is a kilo of pomegranates again?? I bet you would be on your way to the grocery store after reading this.

 

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The compound called Urolithin A is naturally produced in the gut when a molecule that is present in pomegranates is digested by intestinal bacteria. Researchers found that the compound can enable muscle cells in animals to protect themselves against one of the major causes of aging. Although the test is not yet complete, but there are promising results from studies conducted with nematodes and rodents.

 

As you age, an important process that your cells rely on for energy slows down and begins to malfunction. Mitophagy used to recycle worn out mitochondria. Take note that if these powerhouses are not recycled, they begin to decompose and eventually cause problems in many tissues, including your muscles.

 

It so happened that the Urolithin A compound is the only molecule that can relaunch the mitophagy process. This completely natural substance is indeed very powerful and measurable.

 

Among the mice subjects, there has been a marked 42% better endurance while running and an improved exercise capacity.  Are we to speculate that eating pomegranates can slow down aging and preserve muscle strength due to its effect on the mitochondria?

 

However, if you do not produce the compound Urolithin A in your gut bacteria, then you will not benefit from the study.

 

To further the study about the compound, Amazentis, an innovative life science company, aims to improve muscle health by improving the activity of the mitochondria. The lead bioactive, metabolite of pomegranates, has been demonstrated to trigger a highly effective biological mechanism of action that recycles and rejuvenates the aging mitochondria via the mitophagy process.

 

It is true that if you know where to look and how to find them, nature can lead us to the answers. Amazentis goal is to promote healthy living using the designs of nature.

 

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As of April 27 2017, the company’s clinical findings demonstrated both the safety of the Urolithin A and the translation of its biological effects to elderly human subjects. There was an upregulation of the mitochondrial gene expression in the elderly skeletal muscle tissue.

 

The result gave a potential for the management of age related decline in the mitochondrial and skeletal muscle function. At present, there are no pharmaceutical therapies for this and also, nutritional strategies have had limited impact to date.

 

The pomegranate or black grape juice has also been found to help build blood for people with anemia by Ayurveda doctors. For extremely severe anemia, meat is included in the medication.

 

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Aging skin care for real?

When it comes to exterior beauty, studies indicate that pomegranate extracts have much to offer your epidermis. Recently, pomegranate has made a good fame being a key ingredient in anti aging skin care and bath products.

 

The oil from the pomegranate seeds may help prevent signs of wrinkling. Pomegranate seed oil has the potential to facilitate skin repair by promoting regeneration of the outer skin layers.

 

The topical application of products containing pomegranate has been effective in preventing sun damage. Recent studies also indicate that pomegranate extract inhibits the growth of skin tumors.

 

The useful role of phytoestrogens that mimic estrogens in the body, such as those found in the pomegranate seed oil, can improve the appearance and texture of the body’s largest organ.

 

Replacing estrogen either orally or topically has been found to reduce the characteristic changes seen in the women’s skin as they age. Applied directly to the skin, estrogen creams have been found to slow thinning of skin, wrinkling, and skin discoloration in postmenopausal women.

 

A study conducted at the University of Vienna Medical School’s Department of Dermatology investigated the application of estrogen creams on the face and neck areas of women. After six months of treatment, the skin’s elasticity and firmness improved, while the wrinkle depth and pore size were reduced.

 

 

 

 

Besides taking advantage of the therapeutic benefits of pomegranate through topical application, similar benefits can be gained from ingesting the fruit. Nutritive supplements, liquid extracts, foods, and beverages containing pomegranate can help your skin from within.

 

Several studies suggest that the pomegranate seed oil is an anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory compound. It is even beginning to be a component of medicated products designed to provide relief from and help heal minor skin irritations and inflammation.

 

In fact, a few drops of the pomegranate seed oil applied directly to the irritated skin can assist in the healing process. And here’s the bonus part every woman would love

 

  • Changes in the quality of skin over time
  • Protect your body
  • Fat cells beneath the skin gradually diminish
  • Skin repairs itself
  • Help prevent injuries of the skin

 

 

Pomegranate appears to inhibit the growth of skin tumors. The extract can dramatically inhibit pre-carcinogenic changes in skin cells. Several studies show that the oil helps invigorate the skin, reduce fine wrinkles, and soothe minor skin irritations.

 

The potent antioxidant in pomegranates protects the skin from free radical damage. As more and more bioactive compounds from the pomegranate are revealed, more researchers have been figuring out how those components of the whole food might be useful individually.

 

Pomegranates combats inflammation from acne breakouts and stimulates collagen production. The ellagic acid has shown promising results in reducing collagen breakdown.

 

The best beauty benefit of the pomegranate is its ability to promote skin regeneration, hydrate dry skin, and decrease skin roughness. It protects the cells from oxidative stress and plays a vital role in repairing the DNA damage.

 

The pomegranate fruit extract contains polyphenol and anthocyanidins. The fruit contains much higher antioxidant actively than that of red wine and green tea. Some studies suggest that the pomegranate juice contains almost 3 times as many antioxidants as green tea or red wine.

 

In particular, the pomegranate contains punicalagins, which is a unique antioxidant that have antifungal and antibacterial properties. If you are looking to reduce wrinkles, increase the production of collagen, heal scarring on the skin, clear skin blemishes, or slow the process of skin aging, then pomegranate is the fruit for you.

 

 

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Thoughts from the author:

Shirley Chio dreams to grow old gracefully and hope still look nice, sexy and beautiful. What do you think? Can she achieve her dream. This is her face at 49 and would be 50 in about a few more months. What did she do after this research? She definitely ordered a pomegranate cream at Lazada. Want the link? Let us see the result in a few weeks.

 

 

 

References

Amazentins SA. Amazentis SA announces successful phase 1A/1B results in healthy elderly subjects with the food metabolite urolithin A. Amazentis News.

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