OPINION: Dr Ken Romeo 775-870-6942
Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis M.) is used extensively in cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. Why? Aloe works!
We are exposed daily to Ultraviolet (UV) irradiation. UV radiation induces damage to the skin, which in turn causes depletion of the dermal extracellular matrix and chronic alterations in skin structure.
Code word? Wrinkles and crow’s feet!
A study was recently conducted which examined whether baby aloe shoot extract, which is from the one-month-old shoots of Aloe vera, and adult aloe shoot extract, which is from the four-month-old shoots of Aloe vera, have a protective effect on UVB-induced skin photoaging in normal human dermal fibroblasts.
It turns out that baby shoot extract may potentially protect the skin from UVB-induced damage more than adult extract.
But a larger question looms…
Has anyone ever seen a product label that states the age of Aloe Vera in the product? This, as well as most of science, remains a mystery.
Please write to me if you find one at the e-mail address listed below.
Yours in Health!
Dr. Ken Romeo
Dr. Ken Romeo is a Principal and Chief Clinical Data Coordinator for the Healthy Aging Research Foundation (HARF) in Reno, NV.
Though each article contained on this Blog is derived from published Clinical and Research data contained in various national and international databases with links provided,
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