Jerusalem: A plant-based antioxidant that fights wrinkles in your skin has been isolated by a researcher at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Antioxidants help to fight free radicals, which can break down many body tissues when present in excessive amounts. In the skin, free radicals from aging or exposure to ultraviolet light cause a breakdown of collagen and elastin fibres, leading to a loss of skin elasticity and wrinkles.
The antioxidant developed at The Hebrew University delays skin aging by inhibiting the breakdown of collagen fibres in the skin.
“The newly isolated antioxidant differs from other anti-aging antioxidants on the market in that it is able to withstand high temperatures and does not oxidize easily. This means it will remain effective longer than other antioxidants that oxidize quickly,” documents Dr. Joseph Mercola.
The plant source of the antioxidant has not been revealed because the research is still being patented for commercial profit interests