Folic acid and creatine – potent new anti-wrinkle cream

Scientists have created a new anti-ageing cream containing a combination of cell-active Folic Acid and Creatine to target skin’s DNA.

According to manufacturer, Beiersdorf, the patent-pending formula called DNAge Cell Renewal stimulates skin cell renewal and that regular use also helps to protect the skin cells DNA against future external damage.As well as firming the skin there is also a decrease in wrinkles.

Folic Acid, a vitamin has been used in anti-aging and lip plumping products before but the scientists at Beiersdorf say they have discovered that this form of vitamin B is involved in DNA synthesis and cell turnover.
Creatine which is found naturally in the human body and helps energy levels is also available as an anti-ageing supplement. It is also used athletes and body builders to help build muscle mass.

The company reports that the two substances togetherimprove the skin cell turnover rate. Additional tests showed that after four weeks this effect led to a reduction in wrinkles and increased skin elasticity. The new discovery will be sold under the famous Nivea brand when it is launched this month in global markets.

Folic acid could slow Alzheimier’s, says new study

Washington: The vitamin, folic acid, a B vitamin, can help the over-50s improve their memory, scientists claim.

Taking a daily supplement of the vitamin can help slow mental decline, a study has shown.

It raises the possibility that the acid might help to keep Alzheimer’s at bay or reduce the symptoms.

The news adds to mounting evidence-that the vitamin plays an important role in preventing or alleviating a range of disorders.

Folic acid is already recommended for pregnant women to reduce the risk of brain and spinal cord defects in their unborn child.

Research also suggests it may ward off heart disease and strokes.

In the latest study, Dutch scientists tested whether otherwise healthy people could slow age-related deterioration in memory by taking a daily dose.

More than 800 volunteers aged 50 to 75 took either a vitamin containing 800 micrograms of folic acid a day, or a dummy pill, for three years.

Those taking folic acid had better memories, equivalent to that of a person more than five years younger. Lead researcher Jane Durga, of Wageningen University, released details of the study at a meeting of the U.S. Alzheimer’s Association in Washington.

The study involved healthy older people who did not have Alzheimer’s symptoms, so there is no indication whether it might help sufferers. ‘That’s the key question,’ she said.

Folic acid is found in such foods as oranges and strawberries, dark green leafy vegetables and beans. In the U.S., it is also added to cereal and flour products and pressure has been building for national fortification of foods in Britain. That is currently under consideration by an advisory committee to the Government.

The recommended daily dose is 0.4mg and doctors advise women of childbearing age to take a supplement to ensure they get that much.

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