Marine ingredients and Skin Health
- Marine ingredients offer a range of health benefits, are more advanced scientifically than before and can be eco-friendly
- Marine ingredients can help offer vitamins and minerals, UV and antioxidant protection, anti-ageing benefits and more
- The harvesting and preserving of marine ingredients has become more sophisticated over the past several decades, helping to make more effective - as well as more environmentally friendly - ingredients
Marine Ingredients and the Human Body
The human body needs replenishment of minerals such as zinc, phosphorous, calcium and magnesium on a daily basis. Because seawater contains the body’s ideal balance of minerals, it is the perfect medium to restore these levels. Minerals and trace elements are important catalysts to all cell functions. Maintaining ideal mineral levels is key to preventing cellular imbalances and boosting every cell function.
Some of the most promising Marine Ingredients for Human Health are being extracted from:
Alpine ingredients and Health
The use of medicinal herbs has been an integral part of Alpine culture of Germany, Switzerland and Austria since before Roman times. In the 9th and 10th centuries, the spread of monasteries in Switzerland and Southern Germany helped lay the foundation of modern herbal medicine in the Alps. Monasteries at the time were important contributors in their communities, serving as both centers of intellectual progress and education. The ability of monks to record findings and share knowledge not only led to improvements in herbalism, but also led to the development of modern beer brewing. While this knowledge of beer brewing spread throughout the world, the cultivation of medicinal herbs native to the high altitude, mineral-rich soil of the Alps was impossible in many climates.
Are high-mountain Alpine medicinal plants popularly considered more effective than lowland ones?
Most of the secondary metabolites that are present in plants are an outcome of stress response- adverse weather, disease, pests etc. High mountain plants or alpine vegetation is exposed to cold weather, lower water uptake hence water stress and so on. All these factors contribute to higher accumulation of secondary metabolites in these plants and many of them have significantly more potent therapeutic properties.
Some of the most promising Alpine Ingredients for Human Health are being extracted from: