Sunday, November 21, 2010
Natural Ingredient & BioTechnology
Helix Aspersa Müller is a snail that has survived extreme environmental conditions for more than 600 million years. This land gastropod or mollusk has an original defensive mechanism in the form of a complex glycol-conjugate secretion which helps the animal rapidly repair any damage to its skin.
The research into the potential uses of this secretion goes back some 15 years. snails to controlled stress similar to what they have to respond too when a predator threatens them, or when they come into an atmosphere full of oxygen radicals after hibernating. Our company has also developed a biotechnology to secure the bio-availability of the secretion deep within the skin where it interacts with target cells to repair skin damage.
Many scientists, and for many years, have studied snails and their secretions, as they were considered simple creatures, that allowed for research and modeling of biological functions though to be more complex in vertebrates. They have discovered molecules now being considered worthwhile candidates for the development of drugs
The observation that manipulating snails while breeding them for their value for those who consider them a gourmet delicacy, yielded soft hands and scar free healing of minor injuries, cuts and scrapes.
Also the further realization, that snails injured by birds are able to repair some of their organs –eyes and mouth- by bubbling onto themselves what seems to be the same secretion they use to crawl more easily, hold onto something while on a vertical position and defying gravity, or to isolate into their shell by the dry secretion on the opercula, or to persuade insects to stay away from them.
THE BIOLOGICAL ACTIVE RESTORES THE NATURAL SKIN REPAIR PROCESS
1.- INDUCES THE PROLIFERATION OF FIBROBLASTS and reconstitutes the optimal functional capability of prematurely senescent fibroblasts.
2.- FACILITATES THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE SKIN'S ARCHITECTURE through its action on COLLAGEN FIBERS
3.- HELPS TO REDUCE THE INFLAMMATORY EFFECT caused by denatured proteins in injured and aging skin through its collagenase and gelatinase enzymatic activity
4.- INCLUDES A BALANCED MIXTURE OF NATURAL FACTORS THAT HELP RECOVER THE NORMAL PHYSIOLOGY OF THE SKIN
Dr. R. Abad Iglesias, a clinical oncologist was the first to investigate the clinical possibilities of the snail mucin. Its effectiveness was first shown in cases of radiodermatitis following the Chernobyl accident. The ongoing work of a company using Dr Abad’s technology to produce several dermatology products, in collaboration with renowned institutes such as the MD Anderson Center, has shown that acute and chronic radiodermatitis patients experience clear improvements when treated with a cream containing the snail secretion.
These results prompted studies into how it might help skin damaged by photo-aging, acne, injuries, overstretching, pollution or dermatological/medical treatment.
The replacement of biological active substances that the human organism can no longer produce is a new concept in skin care. Helix Aspersa Muller Concentrate provides these substances which act directly to recover and regenerate the skin.