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Tetrahydrocurcumin (THC), a major metabolite of curcumin (CUR), has been demonstrated to have potent anti-cancerogenic activity. The anti-carcinogenic effects of this compound is demonstrated by its ability to inhibit tumour initiation by azoxymethane (AOM).
Probiotics have recently received considerable attention by the healthcare professionals and the public. Prior to considering Bacillus coagulans, we need to know what probiotics are. Probiotics are live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.
Cococin provides a valuable nutrient pool for enhancing food and beverage, as well as cosmetic product formulations.
The expanding range of natural actives in mainstream cosmetic products that support healthy skin aging, is ample proof that the industry now relies heavily on these ingredients. Recent scientific evidence has served to strengthen the concept of phytonutrients and validate their efficacy at the molecular level in keratinous tissues.
Hydroquinone, which is extensively used in the treatment of hyperpigmentation disorders is associated with known side effects. Safer, natural depigmenting actives are therefore being explored. A randomized , placebo controlled study in 50 human subjects, showed that the depigmenting effects of 0.25 percent tetrahydrocurcumin cream and 4 percent hydroquinone cream were comparable in a four week trial.
With the implementation of federal GMPs(Good Manufacturing Practices) and further interest among consumers and the media in the quality of dietary supplements and related products, marketing firms are turning to respected contract manufacturers to turn out efficacious products that truely deliver the goods.
Atherosclerosis and its consequence, cardiovascular disease were recognized in principle and documented at least 3000 years ago. The Ayurvedic medical treatises from as early as 1000 B.C. already referred to the detrimental outcome to overall health with unbalanced nutrition and a sedentary life style.
The name "privileged structures" was originally suggested for benzodiazepines but now generally applied for structures of "class of compounds that bind to several protein-receptor surfaces"(1). This article will examine whether this appellation of privileged structures will fit the stilbenols, represented by their prominent member Resveratrol and its analogs. Plants biosynthesize their secondary metabolites, more often than not, for specific reasons.
Trying to get rid of extra pounds is a challenge, but one well worth taking. Aside from the aesthetic aspect, obesity causes numerous avoidable health problems. Dieting can create diffi culties as well, and weight lost this way is often regained.
Skin lightening products form a major segment of cosmetic products worldwide and carry with them the promise of flawless skin free from age spots, blemishes and scars. Whatever the color of the skin, it is susceptible to damage due to environmental agents, physiological changes and psychological factors.
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