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Protecting Hyaluronic Acid to Promote Wound Healing and Skin Health

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Hyaluronic acid (HA) is composed of D-glucuronic acid and N-acetyl-D-glucosamine bound with beta-glucoside linkages. It’s quite large (naturally) with a molecular weight as high as 5 million kDa, and due to its large size and positive charge, HA is capable of binding up to 1000 times its weight in water. HA belongs to a large family of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) that comprise a substantial portion of the extracellular matrix (ECM), which is composed of molecules (secreted by cells) that provide structural and biochemical cellular support. In addition, the presence of HA in tissues stabilizes other ECM components. HA is found in...

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Antioxidants and Skin Health

Posted by Nancy Ray on

The skin is the largest organ of the body and is the first line of defense against various external threats including temperature changes, dehydration, invading microbes, harmful chemicals, pollution, and ionizing radiation. These threats are potentially damaging because they can alter biological homeostasis (or the maintenance and regulation of stability required for proper functioning). One very important aspect of skin homeostasis involves maintaining the balance between the production of free radicals, known as reactive oxygen species (ROS), and the skin’s oxidative defense system. Toxic chemicals, pollution (including cigarette smoke), ionizing radiation (including UV), and extreme temperature change can all cause...

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Providing Penetrating Nutrition to Promote Skin Health

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The small-molecule technology found in Viniferamine® skin and wound care products delivers penetrating nutrition to epidermal cells to promote skin cell repair and skin renewal. In fact, Viniferamine® skin and wound care products provide nutrition to the epidermis to strengthen the skin barrier and enhance overall skin health. Small molecules under the molecular weight of 500 daltons are able to pass into the stratum corneum (uppermost layer of the epidermis), which is known as the “500-dalton rule.”   The small nutrient molecules contained in Viniferamine® skin and wound care products that include antioxidants, amino acids and vitamins, enter the skin,...

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